Franchisees making a success of their Apollo Blinds businesses
Meet three Apollo Blinds franchisees and read their stories.
Peter from Apollo Blinds Newcastle & Tyneside
Skilled carpenter Peter can turn his hand to anything and has built everything from boats to shepherd huts. In the first year of his Apollo Blinds business, he broke all records for a new starter because he was so passionate about the range of products available to him.
“A franchise was the perfect platform for me because I had access to all products that none of my competitors did. This has allowed me to achieve high order values because I’m selling and installing high-quality products.”
“I simply couldn’t have afforded to go it alone and set up my own blinds business from scratch.”
Amanda from Apollo Blinds Glasgow Shawlands
Amanda was the manager of Apollo Blinds in Shawlands and leapt at the chance to buy the business from her boss after he retired. That was 13 years ago, and she hasn’t looked back since. Amanda runs the busiest Apollo Blinds franchise in the network and employs five people.
“No two days have ever been the same in the 24 years I have been with Apollo Blinds, and that is why I’m still as passionate about it as I was when I first I started.”
“That’s because the best part of what I do is helping my customers to find the right blinds for them. I love going into customers’ houses and making recommendations and then seeing the thrill on their faces when their blinds are installed.”
Andrew from Apollo Blinds Cardiff
Andrew lived in Australia for five years but returned to the UK with a plan to own his own Apollo Blinds business – because he had previously worked in the window blinds industry.
“I chose Apollo for its wide range of quality products and support structure. I have access to some products that none of my local competitors have access to, which gives me an edge during the sales process.”
“The business is as profitable as you want it to be. I am now making a better living than I ever have, and the best thing is that I can choose how much work I take on. It may not make me a millionaire, but I have a great work–life balance.”