We’ve got big plans for the Apollo Blinds franchise business this year, as we go from strength to strength. We want to attract more brilliant franchisee owners to join our network to meet soaring consumer demand for our products across the UK.
Apollo Blinds was established in 1972 and is the UK’s biggest franchise network selling made-to-measure blinds, shutters and awnings.
As a business, we consistently rank in the Elite Franchise 100 Top UK Franchises table, and last year we grew sales by 6% – our ambition is to take this to 10% in 2020 as we look to increase our franchise network from 51 territories to 60 in 2020, to meet the increasing customer demand for our products and services.
As part of the biggest global name in blinds, the Hunter Douglas Group, the Apollo Blinds brand is synonymous with quality and fantastic products, and we are able to offer the largest collection of products in the UK.
But it’s not just our extensive range of products that are driving our success, it’s our franchisees’ passion for customer service that enables us to grow our market share in this highly competitive sector. Our bespoke, at-home service model revolutionised the sector early on, and it’s what we have become renowned for. That existing demand for our products has been a key factor for a lot of our franchisees in opting to become an Apollo Blinds business owner.
What’s interesting about our business network is the diversity of our franchisees’ career backgrounds. Some franchisees joined us with no previous experience in the interiors retail market, or of sales at all; conversely we have some partners who have taken the step to move from employment to becoming their own boss.
The variety of previous experience is testament to the business support we’re able to give to franchisees – something that we’re continually improving and adapting to make working with us better every year.
We have a highly experienced team who provide support across sales and marketing, product development, installation and operations to help each of our franchise partners make the most out of their business.
This year, we want to capitalise on the demand for our products. With increasing competition in our industry, it’s not enough to just have the right products anymore – the customer experience is what matters, and our offer of convenience, professionalism and quality makes Apollo stand out from the rest.
We want to partner with new franchisees to help service the demand and join us in our success, to become part of the next stage of our growth.
A UNIQUE MODEL
Our franchise model is like no other – it offers huge scope, offering ‘buy in’ to an established operations model, a familiar brand and a network of other like-minded individuals for support and guidance, not to mention untapped opportunity in a lucrative market – 30% of our franchisees generate a turnover in excess of £250K a year.
Apollo is a national brand, but a local business for our customers, and that personal touch, with professional advice supporting a huge product range, sets us apart.
If you are interested in finding out more about the business opportunity an Apollo Blinds franchise offers, visit www.apolloblindsfranchise.co.uk or call 0800 852 7400.