Blinds and shutters franchises play a vital role in ensuring houses up and down the UK are in the best shape possible. From new, environmentally-friendly blinds and shutters to money-saving repairs, running a franchise such as Hillarys Blinds is a great way to be your own boss and reap all the rewards of operating your own business.
No surprise then that so many people are turning to Hillarys Blinds to start their own blinds and shutters franchise. But as with every other business opportunity, it’s important to take the time to make sure you fit the specification and that this excellent franchise is the right one for you.
Does Hillarys Blinds franchise in the UK?
Hillarys Blinds does of course franchise in the UK, and you can find out plenty more information on becoming a franchisee on the brand’s Point Franchise profile, linked above. If you’re good with your hands and have all the qualities that you think could make you a perfect blinds and shutters franchisee, it might be time for you to make a career change.
We’re proud to be a home grown company. Over the last 50 years we’ve not only become the nation’s favourite for made-to-measure blinds, curtains and shutters but we’re also leading the way with exceptional customer service and innovative technology.
Whatever your skill set, previous experience and financial situation, you could still be the perfect franchisee for this exciting business. With over 45 years of experience, Hillarys can offer you an ample amount of support and training to help you get to where you want to be.
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The history of Hillarys Blinds Franchise
Motivated by the desire to create an affordable yet professional and expertise-driven blinds and shutters franchise, that delivers premium installation and customer service, Hillarys has been one of the UK’s leading franchises for over four decades. Today employing over 1,000 employees and with a franchise network over 1,000 strong, it’s clear the model has proven to be a success.
Operating on a self-employed basis, Hillarys franchisees know that they can work as much or as little as they want, but can always count on a nationally-recognised and successful franchise to support them.
You can work as much or as little as you want and can treat this as a new career or a handy second income. No experience is needed – you just need to be hands-on and a good communicator. People from past careers such as Firemen, factory staff, police officers, receptionists, builders, teachers and more have all become successful in-home advisors, either full-time or scheduled around their current role.
Start a blinds and shutters franchise with Hillarys
If you think that Hillarys could be the ideal franchise for your needs, you can now start turning your attention to the next steps.
1. What is the process for becoming a Hillarys Blinds franchisee?
To get the ball rolling on your franchising experience, you should first look to contact the franchise via its Point Franchise page. The good news is that you don’t necessarily need to have had any previous experience of either blinds and shutters, or even business at all, to be considered. Hillarys franchisees come from a wide range of backgrounds, so as long as you feel you can match the authentic values of the brand, you shouldn’t worry about your own experience.
And what are these values? Continuous improvement, excellent customer service, value for money and the freedom to grow your skills at your own pace. In an inclusive and supportive environment, you’ll be free to flourish on your terms.
We are driven by a shared set of values that underpin everything we do. Our values ensure that as individuals and in teams we work together to create a successful business and rewarding working environment.
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2. How much do you need to invest?
You’ll need to make a minimum investment of £2,500 in order to start your own blinds and shutters business. In return, you’ll immediately become part of a ready-to-go franchise business. With the freedom to work as much or as little as you want, you can see returns in the tens of thousands.
Franchises all have their own initial investment thresholds, so while this is a significantly lower figure than the UK average, you could also find other blinds and shutters franchises available for different investment levels:
- For a minimum investment of £27,495 + VAT, you could become a Shuttercraft franchisee
- The Plantation Shutters Company requires a minimum investment of only £9,995
3. What do you get for your investment?
As you can imagine with such an excellent franchise business, there is a lot of training and support to help you and your business grow. You will be able to make the most of dedicated in-person learning and development teams, extensive training courses, management programmes and an online portal to help you develop at your own pace.
Start your own blinds and shutters franchise with Hillarys Blinds
Franchising gives you plenty of income support and job satisfaction, and you know that you’ll be working in a profitable business for a nationally-recognised and profitable firm. In a forward-facing and innovative sector always looking to move forward, there are lots of reasons to start your own blinds and shutters franchise.
But if you’re looking for more resources to help you put together the best possible business, you might want to read about what the daily life of a blinds and shutters franchise looks like, or instead, to look for completely different opportunities in a different sector on the UK franchise directory.
Elliott Fudge, Point Franchise ©