Shuttercraft franchisee provides insight into business

Shuttercraft franchise
Shuttercraft The UK’s largest distributor of interior plantation shutters

The Shuttercraft franchise is not just about supplying quality interior plantation shutters, it’s about building a business that you can manage, develop and grow. With a low-risk strategy and no previous experience required, a shutter franchise is the perfect option if you are looking for a business with fantastic growth opportunities in an ever-expanding market.

Request information
Read more
Published on

Shuttercraft’s Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire franchisee has revealed details about his life as an investor in the window coverings industry. 

In an interview for The Business Owner Magazine, Matt Blewett, who covers the management franchise’s Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire territories, described how his career began with a carpentry and joinery qualification. 

In the early 1990s, he moved into the blinds sector, working as an installation professional in South Wales and the South West. Later on, he became a regional sales manager, helping to turn over £2.3 million in the South Wales area, and then a senior sales designer, before becoming self-employed.

Keen to be his own boss, Matt approached shutter supplier S:CRAFT and became a trade partner in Gloucestershire, before seizing the opportunity to buy a franchise unit. For the past nine years, he has built a business with four employees, and expanded into Oxfordshire with a second unit, turning over £500,000.

Matt said,

“My favourite part of my day is meeting new customers and making their homes look amazing with newly fitted stylish shutters. Their reaction on seeing the shutters fitted on their windows speaks volumes.”

Now, Matt is optimistic about 2021. According to the hard-working franchisee, the shutter sector is flourishing and his unit should expand by 10 percent this year, an achievable goal following its 34 percent growth last year.

He even gave some advice to other young aspiring entrepreneurs:

“Believe in yourself. You can achieve anything you put your mind to by working hard. Set yourself realistic goals that are achievable. I was told by a very wise old man - my father! “The world is your oyster”, you do anything you want, as long as you work hard and set yourself achievable targets.” 

He added,

“Never make promises you cannot keep to a customer; be honest, be yourself always, no matter what you are trying to achieve. Most of all, sell! Sell!”

Other recent news
Did you enjoy this article? Please rate this article
Be the first to rate this article
These articles may interest you

Franchisor Tips: How to Deal With Underperforming Franchisees

Effectively dealing with franchisee underperformance can be difficult at [...]


ARTICLES FOR FRANCHISORS

Four Tips for Securing Funding for a Franchise

Beginning your franchising journey can be costly, and if your savings [...]


START A BUSINESS

How to Cope With A Business Setback That's Out of Your Control

If business owners have learned anything in the past year, it’s [...]


DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN FRANCHISING

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Low-Cost Franchise

Some franchising opportunities require a hefty upfront investment. If [...]


START A BUSINESS

Does Brokerplan franchise in the UK?

Brokerplan, a thriving brokerage franchise, could be the perfect place [...]


START A BUSINESS

0 Comments

Post a comment

The comment will be public. If your are interested by this Franchise, please fill out your personnal details on the request information form.

Characters remaining: 250