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Hello Yellow

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and can add a little bit of cheer to an empty windowsill. The first of March this weekend celebrates St David’s day and in homage, Apollo Blinds say hello to yellow.

Custard Yellow is featured in the Pantone fashion report Spring 2015, described as sweet and sunny and will work well with a classic blue colour scheme, keeping nature the inspiration for the home.

Apollo Blinds Duette - Yellow

Apollo Blinds Duette - Yellow 4 ApolloBlinds Duette® in yellow

Apollo Blinds Roller Blue and Yellow Stripe Roller with Elegance headrail

Apollo Blinds roller in yellow and blue

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Love is blind……….

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Valentine’s Day is upon us, so in the spirit of romance we are sharing our newest images of our blinds for you to fall in love with, from passionate pinks to ravishing reds.

Love is blind, but with your windows looking this good, it will be hard not to keep your eyes off them.

Bright red new eclipse
Eclipse in Bright Red


Apollo roller blinds – Shocking Pink

Pale Pink bathroom Duette

 Pale pink Bathroom Duette

Marketing a franchise business

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

We saw this and wondered if we should do the same?


Nah, we don’t think so either. But you might enjoy our franchise website instead.

Meet the Apollo Team

Friday, February 4th, 2011

It was best bib and tucker for the Apollo Blinds management team this week as we all faced the cameras for new publicity pictures.

The pictures were for a new page of our franchise recruitment website – which should go live next week – where people can meet the team. We’re a glam bunch aren’t we?

Apollo Blinds team picture

And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, it was also a case of lights, camera, action as we were all filmed as well. Here’s a sneak preview of our Product Manager James.

Will you be celebrating like Phil in 30 years time?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

In September 1980 Phil Cowing opened the doors to his new Apollo Blinds showroom in Barrow in Furness. And 30 years on, he is still going strong with a business which has become a family affair.

This month Phil, his wife and children – who all work in the business – will be celebrating the 30th birthday of their Apollo Blinds business. They have a birthday promotion planned and are hoping lots of customers new and old will be calling in to their Rawlinson Street showroom to join in the celebrations.

In a press release to promote their landmark Phil says that it is a real achievement for any company to be celebrating 30 years in business and puts Apollo’s success down to the people of Barrow.

“We have built a business based on the quality of our products and service and we have attracted a loyal base of customers as a result’, he said. “A lot of our trade is based on repeat business and we have now served two and three generations of the same family.”

Everyone at Apollo says well done to Phil, Jacqui, Martin, Alex and Janet. Here’s to another 30 years.

Apollo launches new recruitment website

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

We’ve launched a brand new website specifically for people who want to know more about owning their own Apollo Blinds franchise. is crammed full of information about what’s involved in running a franchise with Apollo Blinds. There are pages about the company, the brand, the marketplace and the different mobile and retail franchise business models.

We answer questions such as why franchise with Apollo, how much it costs and how much you can earn.

You can also find out how Apollo will help you run your business with details of the product & fitting training, sales training, marketing training and vital information of your induction and how we will launch your business.

But probably the best part of the new website for anyone thinking of becoming part of the Apollo Blinds network are a series of videos from exiting franchise owners who talk candidly about their experiences.

Have a look at it and tell us what you think.