Marla Custom Blinds franchise

Min investment


Marla Custom Blinds franchise

An outstanding franchise opportunity, carefully measured for success

Marla Custom Blinds is a family owned and operated business with a highly experienced, friendly and helpful team who are always willing and happy to offer advice and information.

Minimum investment

Funding support

Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
    £1000 annually
  • Advertising fee:
  • Royalty fee:
  • Average floor space:

About Marla Custom Blinds

Want to offer one of the UK’s biggest ranges of custom-made window coverings?

Marla Custom Blinds creates tailor-made blinds, awnings and shutters in its own factory in Hampshire, and sells them to both residential and commercial customers across the UK. Over the years, the business has developed a substantial level of industry expertise, helping it capitalise on the latest design innovations and market trends.

If you want to become part of an industry worth more than £1 billion and sell one of the UK’s largest ranges of custom-made window coverings, read on. 

What does the Marla franchise package look like?

All franchisees benefit from the Marla Starter Package, which costs £11,995 and can be adapted according to your requirements. Whether you want to run your franchise unit yourself or hire employees, you can get all the information you need through Marla’s customisable induction programme.

In terms of your territory and profit potential…

  • You’ll get a sales territory of 200,000 households and 13,000 businesses
  • Your franchise unit will have the potential to generate an annual turnover of more than £500,000 and an income of £100,000 after the first couple of years
  • Orders total an average of around £1,000 and there’s no cap on earnings, so you’re only limited by your ambition when it comes to profits

What do you get for your investment? 

Marla Custom Blinds’ fantastic training scheme is just one part of the induction package.

From your investment, you’ll also have access to all of the below:

  • The tools and equipment you’ll need
  • The Marla Custom Blinds operations manual and systems software
  • Van liveries
  • A five-year renewable franchise agreement
  • A comprehensive marketing bundle to help you get the word out about your new venture:
    • A three-month, multi-channel scheme will kickstart your business, launching a geo-targeted Google AdWords campaign and local magazine and social media advertising. You’ll even get your own customised website landing page and 10,000 postcards, which can be designed, printed and distributed on your behalf.

Furthermore, you’ll also have the chance to become part of a network of organisations promoting the highest industry standards. The franchise is associated with the British Blind and Shutter Association, the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme and So, you can be sure you’re entering a business that cares about creating a quality product.

Training and support provided

What training and support is on offer?

Most franchises provide fantastic training programmes to make sure new recruits are brought up to speed. Marla Custom Blinds is no different.

Key points:

  • A two-week course will fill you in on everything from business operations and financial matters to sales and marketing.
  • Marla Custom Blinds knows that every franchisee is different; that’s why it tailors its training to cover areas you’re less confident about
  • Your staff will be trained by the franchisor, so you can spend more time focussing on developing your business
  • In the initial set-up stages, you’ll get expert help with your business development plan and professional marketing support
  • • You’ll be able to get further advice from regular franchise network meetings



The ideal Marla Custom Blinds franchisee

What does the ideal Marla Custom Blinds franchisee look like?

Marla Custom Blinds is looking for investors who have a full driving licence, a little bit of DIY know-how and experience in the building trade. To succeed as a franchisee, you’ll also need:

  • Great attention to detail and the motivation to complete a job to the highest possible standard
  • Fantastic communication skills and the ability to be friendly and approachable
  • A drive to succeed and bring your franchise unit to profitability
  • Time to dedicate to your business and make sure it succeed

Marla Custom Blinds' history

How has Marla Custom Blinds developed over the years?

Marla Custom Blinds began life in 1995 as a residential curtains and blinds retailer. Angela and Martin Froud built the family business from the ground up, operating as sole traders and accumulating experience and expertise until their operations grew into a thriving company.

Today, the business is a key industry player, designing, manufacturing and creating bespoke blinds, awnings and shutters for a huge range of customers. After more than two decades of successful growth, Marla Custom Blinds is looking for new franchisees to take the business to untapped territories and capitalise on the growing demand for tailor-made window coverings in the UK.


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