Marla Custom Blinds puts competitors in the shade

Synertec (4) smallMarla Custom Blinds franchise owners are able to benefit from decades of knowledge of the industry in which the company operates and they also have a detailed understanding of the possibilities provided by the products they’re selling.  This gives them the opportunity to really stand-out from competitors in a tender situation.

Steve Hartland, Marla Custom Blinds franchise owner in Sidmouth, was recently competing against at least two other companies for a large commercial job worth £10,000.  He says: “I spent time understanding the client’s needs and was therefore able to suggest a solution they had not considered and that wasn’t suggested by the competition. Crucially, I understood the client’s focus on quality and the aesthetics of the job, not just the practical side.  The company had invested heavily in the building as a whole and wanted the blinds to enhance, rather than distract from, the overall feel of the open plan offices.”

He was also able to install the 56 screen fabric roller blinds with cassette top boxes only a month after he’d agreed the sale, which impressed the client and provides future referral opportunities.Synertec (3) small

Steve adds: “Although commercial jobs are fewer in numbers than domestic jobs for my business, they are usually
the higher value jobs and it’s great to have been able to complete this job to a high standard in such a short space of time. The franchise team have years of experience of successful tenders for public and private tenders and I can draw on that expertise at any time.”

Having been operating for five years, Steve will be renewing his franchise agreement when it comes up shortly.  He comments: “The business has grown steadily since launch, we’ve gradually increased the profit each year and our net profit in year four is nearly double that of year three.. As we’ve already met the increased target we set ourselves for year five, we’re looking forward to continued growth as we go forward.”

For more information on how you can build a business for your future please get in touch with us on 01329 849922 or visit our Franchise website:

Marla Custom Blinds
Unit D2, Segensworth Business Centre,
Segensworth Road,
Fareham, PO15 5RQ
Freephone: 0800 975 73 73
Tel: 01329 84 99 22
Fax: 01329 84 33 83
E: info@marlacustomblinds.co.uk