Marla Custom Blinds Ltd

  • Membership: Provisional
  • Sector: Home Improvement
  • Contact: Mr Martin Froud
  • Email: Not Provided
  • Tel: 08009757373
  • Location: D2 Segensworth Business Centre, Segensworth Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 5RQ, United Kingdom

Marla Custom Blinds

Company Overview

Marla Custom Blinds offer a comprehensive selection of commercial, conservatory and residential blinds, shutters, awnings, canopies and sail shades in a stunning selection of styles and materials to suit every taste and budget. 

Since 1995, service and product quality is at the heart of everything we do. We do not pressure sell, we do not have inflated prices which are then discounted heavily, we just give honest and knowledgeable advice about the products and service we offer.

We want our customers to be 100% sure they made the right choice by using Marla Custom Blinds.

Franchise Overview

With Marla Custom Blinds your local business will be a leader in the market place, supplying and fitting the widest range of tailor made blinds, awnings and shutters of any specialist in an industry sector worth in excess of £1billion and growing.

As a Marla Custom Blinds franchisee, you will be provided with an exclusive franchise territory determined by a residential and commercial building count of 200,000 households and 13,000 businesses. The geographical area will vary according to population density, but we always ensure the area will support a potential turnover of at least £500,000 per year.

 Marla Custom Blinds is a provisional member of the British Franchise Association, a full manufacturing member of the British Blind and Shutter Association, is vetted by the Trading Standards backed scheme, Buy with Confidence and a member of Checkatrade. 

Key Information

  • Network Size: 0-10 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £9,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000
  • Franchise Location: Home/van-based
  • Market: B2B and B2C

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Our initial two-week training course covers everything from finance to marketing, and operations to sales. We also recognise that people’s training needs differ, so the second week is more focused. Specific needs are identified for each individual and training is delivered to raise standards of competence to the highest level across all areas.

From the beginning of your franchise journey as a sole trader, through to managing a team of fitters and sales personnel, ongoing training remains central to the support structure we provide. There’s a wealth of business knowledge and industry experience right by your side, who can advise on a range of topics, including:

  • Training programmes for your new staff
  • Professional guidance with your business development plan
  • Advice from franchise network meetings
  • Professional marketing support and expertise

Daily Life of a Franchisee

In the early stages of your business your Marla Custom Blindsday will consist of a mixture of office work (making appointments, generating quotes, invoices etc.) and being out on the road visiting customers to carry out site surveys, provide quotations and carry out installations.

As the business grows the emphasis will move from hands on (surveying, Installation, etc.) to more managerial organising appointments, fittings and developing the business to the next level.

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