Openness & Clarity from Marla Custom Blinds

We believe that your initial set-up cost should be invested in establishing your new business, and as a bfa accredited franchise opportunity, Marla Custom Blinds does not profit from this investment.

Our financial reward is directly linked to the success of your business – we share the risk and reward with you.  So once you’ve made the initial investment to establish your business, your only ongoing cost is the Management Service Fee which covers all your ongoing support and which is a very modest 4.5% of sales.

The total investment required for a Marla Custom Blinds franchise is £19,500 + VAT.  This figure consists of an initial cost on start-up of £9000 for the Franchise package and £10500 payable in monthly payments of £875 during your first year of trading for your bespoke marketing package. We’ve gone to great lengths to minimise this cost and ensure it consists of everything required to start your business – so there are no hidden costs or surprises!

At Marla Custom Blinds we’ve developed a package and fee structure that provides you with all you need to get started and we work closely with you to help get your business get off to the best possible start.

Everything is included, from our extensive initial training programme and all the essential tools and equipment you’ll need, through to our proven marketing plan and operations manual.

Included in the initial fee is a marketing programme worth over £10,000.

This is a fully costed marketing campaign that has been specifically designed to launch a new Marla Custom Blinds franchise. Our step-by-step marketing process has been tried and tested by other territories and is proven to help target customers in the most lucrative parts of the residential, commercial and contracts markets within this £1 billion sector.

Your investment also covers:

  • 5 year renewable licence to operate as a Marla Custom Blinds franchisee in an exclusive territory
  • Professional support for developing your personal business plan and finance planning (through Franchise Finance)
  • Digital marketing for the whole of your first year
  • Start-up marketing programme
  • Branded Marla Custom Blinds corporate clothing and van livery
  • Tools and equipment
  • Bespoke software package
  • Operations manual
  • 2 week initial Franchisee Training Course

We also want to ensure you’ve considered all the other external costs involved in starting your business including:

  • Office equipment (dedicated phone line with answer phone facility, computer and printer)
  • Van deposit – £2,000 which is recoverable on first VAT return (If leasing your van)
  • Working Capital of approx £3,500 inclusive of VAT – to cover two months fixed costs

As with any bfa accredited franchise opportunity we cannot offer any guarantees to the level of success you could enjoy, but the amount you earn is not limited.  You will have the potential to realistically earn a net profit of around £20,000 in the first year of running your business, which can rise to over £40,000 by year three – although it is perfectly reasonable to be able to exceed these projections.

Before you make any investment we’ll ensure you have the right attitude and approach to be successful in building a Marla Custom Blinds business.  So you have the peace of mind that you’re investing in a proven business model with low start up costs that will empower you to grow your business based on shared risk and the knowledge that all your costs are covered.

To get more information about who we are and how we can finally help you start your own business, please visit our Franchise website:

Marla Custom Blinds
Unit D2, Segensworth Business Centre,
Segensworth Road,
Fareham, PO15 5RQ
Freephone: 0800 975 7373
Tel: 01329 84 99 22
Fax: 01329 84 33 83
E: info@marlacustomblinds.co.uk