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A dozen head are better than one

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A new supplier got more than they bargained for this week when Apollo Blinds turned up mob handed to inspect products that we are thinking about stocking early next year.

As well as hosting all the key decision makers from head office, a number of our franchise owners were invited to the supplier meeting to give their feedback on the products.

It sounds obvious but our franchise owners are the ones who sell the products so their attendance was vital to give valuable input in deciding if we were going to go ahead and carry these new products.

And, as we expected, the franchise teams that descended on Chester from all over the UK gave an expert appraisal of the products lines.

It was fascinating to watch them in action inspecting the products in fine detail and asking very searching questions. It made us realise just how much knowledge we have within Apollo Blinds and this is one key of the reasons why we stand alone in the marketplace.

Product development is just one of the areas where we continually consult our Apollo Blinds franchise owners as part of our commitment to being the best company we can be.

Revealed – the first picture of our new collection

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Here it is, the exclusive first glimpse of one of the books from the new Apollo Blinds collection ahead of the official launch next week.

New Apollo Blinds collection

We can’t show you any more than this at the moment as we’re keeping the collections under wraps ahead of the mother of all launches on Wednesday.

Our network of Apollo Blinds guys and gals are travelling from all corners of the UK and Ireland to be the first to see the new collections. The excitement at Apollo HQ is at fever pitch and we’re all working flat out ahead of what we hope will be a fantastic launch.

We’re effervescent because we’ve created something special with our new Verticals and Rollers collections. They’re that good they’ll take your breath away. They’re right on the money when it comes to being at the cutting edge of window blind and interior design trends.

The picture above will have to suffice for now but we will be posting plenty more this time next week so you can see for yourself the stunning new collections from Apollo Blinds.

Why do people deal with Apollo Blinds?

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Earlier this week our GM asked the Apollo team one very simple question: why do people deal with Apollo Blinds?

As you’d expect the suggestions came thick and fast, and it wasn’t long before we had a lengthy list which covered all aspects of the business. And, after some serious pruning, we produced a list which encapsulates everything that’s good about Apollo Blinds.

After the exercise we all walked out of Gary’s office about three feet taller and bursting with pride. It was such a simple but effective way of stepping back and reminding ourselves of all the reasons why our customers (our network of franchise owners) and our customer’s customers (homeowners) keep buying Apollo products.

Take a look at our list for yourself and it’s easy to see why Apollo Blinds puts other in the shade.

2 – 5 year guarantee (depending on product
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Wider product range than any competitor
Exclusive products
Part of Hunter Douglas Group
More than 97% of stock availability
One of top three recognised brands in the UK
Leading edge design
National brand for consumer peace of mind
Established for almost 40 years
National brand, local service
Our franchise network conveys a professional image
World class products
British manufacturer
Innovative products
Hand made made-to-measure products
Expertise of service
Friendliness of service – consultative approach
Flexible Payment terms
£1m of stock
Comply with all safety standards
Child safety is paramount
Best blinds offering best value