Apollo Blinds launches entry-level franchise opportunity

Apollo Blinds is launching Apollo at Home: a new entry level opportunity to become part of its window blinds franchise network which is launched at the National Franchise Exhibition in October.

Apollo at Home is a new van-based franchise model which will see franchisees trading from fully liveried vehicle using the Apollo Blinds brand. Investors will run their own franchise selling and fitting Apollo's extensive range of made-to-measure window blinds and accessories direct to consumers.

'Apollo Blinds is a fantastic franchise opportunity for any potential investor and the creation of Apollo at Home makes it even easier to become part of the UK's leading blinds company,' says Apollo Blinds General Manager Gary Chambers. 'We have been in franchising for more than 35 years and are well known as a retailer of window blinds but we want to complement that with a mobile operation which would appeal to a new type of potential investor. Because the entry level cost of Apollo at Home is considerably lower than that of a full Apollo Blinds store franchise, we are predicting that it will appeal to people with sales experience who want to make the leap and turn an interest in home interiors into a business.

'Apollo at Home has been developed as an entry level to Apollo Blinds and we are predicting that within two years franchisees will be in a position to run a full retail franchise. The low start-up costs and low overheads are crucial in giving franchisees every opportunity to see a return on their investment at an early stage. They can then build up their skills, customer base and business acumen sufficiently to enable them to move to the next stage with Apollo Blinds and own their own store.'