- Home Based, Mobile
- Home Improvement
- B2B, B2C
Not JUST another business: A Just Shutters business is an opportunity like no other. As the shutter market leads the way as the fastest growing window covering on the market, we at Just Shutters lead the way with our business offering.
Just Shutters are plantation shutter specialists, experts in our field, offering the widest range of interior window shutters on the market including exclusive ranges. Our quality and service are second to none which is why we have earned an unsurpassed reputation in the industry and why we offer a lifetime guarantee on our products.
We pride ourselves on offering the care of a local business, combined with the quality of service and support of a national brand. This has gained us true brand affection and customer loyalty.
It is our attitude to exceptional service and customer care that has resulted in a Check-a-Trade score of 9.9 out of 10 from independent customer reviews across our business network. All our business owners benefit from the hard-earned reputation and brand awareness built over the years.
Just Shutters have been franchising since 2009 and are associate accredited members of the bfa. With large, scientifically calculated territories that mirror the core business in Bournemouth, we have established business owners covering the Southwest, Kent, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Northeast Wales, Wirral & Cheshire, Birmingham, Oxfordshire, Bristol, South Lancashire, Essex, Thames Valley and North Yorkshire.
We are looking for like-minded, motivated people who are keen to invest in establishing their own local Just Shutters business in their area. We support all our business owners with a fantastic package ensuring the perfect foundations for a new business and long-term support for growth and success.
We are invested in the success of your business. Just Shutters provides a comprehensive support package to help business owners achieve their full potential in the shutter industry. Business owners first undergo an exceptional training programme at the brand’s Business Support training centre in Bournemouth. This is then followed by continued on-site mentoring and a tailored business development package. This is where your exciting journey begins.
A high-end home-based van franchise, your local Just Shutters business will specialise solely in Plantation Shutters, a growing ‘recession-resilient’ sector of the window coverings industry. You will enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working your own exclusive territory local to you, in our wonderful customers’ homes.
Each day is different, enjoying the benefits of meeting new people in their homes and helping them make the very most of their rooms. Adding light and space and value to customers homes gives you a profound sense of achievement and hearing customers great feedback is always a boost. Whether you are helping design the perfect shutters for a lovely new customer or finishing a room to perfection with an installation, each day has its own unique rewards.
Our most successful business owners have excellent people skills and enjoy the reward of feedback from delighted customers. It is who you are that counts! You just need to have the will to succeed, self-motivation and customer focus. You do not have to know anything about shutters, we will teach you everything you need to know.
David Stansbury had worked in maintenance and engineering for 30 years. In his last employed role, he oversaw a 10-strong team, but when the company announced it was closing its premises near David’s home in Edenbridge, Kent, he did not fancy relocating to the Midlands. In any case, he had grown tired of the job, wanted a better work/life balance – and quite relished the prospect of trying something new.
David explains: “I just wasn’t happy in my work anymore. Being my own boss provided the solution, but I did not want to work in engineering any more. I did some research into franchising - I thought it best to go with a proven business model. I looked at a few car repair franchises, but then I came across Just Shutters on the bfa website and I was extremely impressed.”
David visited the Just Shutters business website and liked what he saw, so he decided to find out more. “I arranged an informal meeting, which went very well and made me feel even more confident that it was a good opportunity.
“I was searching for a mobile franchise opportunity with excellent prospects and Just Shutters ticked all the boxes. One of the key advantages is you are given a big territory, which was not the case with other franchises I came across.
“I like the approach that founder Chris Rocker takes. Even though he runs a highly successful network of businesses, Just Shutters still has the feel of a family business. In October 2012, I started my own Just Shutters business operating in Kent.”
Trekking is Grandfather David’s favourite hobby. “I haven’t had much time for it lately – because of work – but I’ve scaled Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, Ben Nevis and Snowdon.” He will no doubt be hoping his new business scales similar heights!
David would like to quickly establish and grow his business, and possibly employ a fitter in the near future. “My wife is doing shift work at the moment too, which isn’t ideal, so hopefully she’ll be able to come on board at some point. I am hoping my new business will provide a better quality of life for us both.
“I researched Just Shutters and liked what I saw – it’s an excellent product and brand. I see this as a good opportunity to improve my life and run my own successful business. If, like me, you are looking for a new challenge and more variety in your working day, Just Shutters could be just the thing for you too.”
UPDATE – December 2021
Nine years later David is now one of our most successful business owners employing several fitters. His area is so strongly established that he is now selling the east part of his territory and will still achieve the same level of sales in his core area.