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Marla Custom Blinds Franchise

Marla supplies & fits custom blinds, awnings and shutters. You can run the business from home / van or employ a team and run a multi-van franchise.

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At a Glance

Established: 1995

UK Presence: Over 60 territories across England and Wales. Looking for franchisees across the UK including master franchisees for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Start Up Cost: £11,995

Min personal contribution: £5,000

Development type: single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises; master licenses for Scotland and Northern Ireland are available.

BFA Status: Provisional

Franchise Info

Marla Custom Blinds franchisee in van

Join a £1billion+ and growing industry

Established in 1995, Marla Custom Blinds supplies and fits the widest range of bespoke blinds, awnings and shutters to residential, commercial and contract markets. 

Backed by our knowledge of the market, the quality of our products and the superior customer service we offer, Marla is the preferred choice when it comes to meeting, and exceeding, customer’s expectations.

Blinds are a very in-demand purchase for homes and businesses throughout the UK. If you look at houses, flats, shops and offices in your area, you’ll quickly realise that bathrooms and kitchens aren’t the only rooms that benefit from the addition of blinds and other window coverings.

Due to recent growth in the business, we are looking to further expand Marla Custom Blind franchises across the UK and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our established and growing network. Not only is Marla looking for high caliber individuals in England and Wales, we are keen to talk to well-qualified applicants to spearhead Marla’s expansion in Scotland and Northern Ireland via the appointment of a master franchisee for each region.

Marla Custom Blinds in conservatory

The role of a Marla Custom Blinds franchise

Your initial role as a Marla franchisee will be to organize appointments with potential customers to discuss their needs and provide them with bespoke blind solutions. You will also be responsible for carrying out site surveys and undertaking the installation work.

As your business grows, you will become less hands-on and instead hire qualified fitters to do the surveying and fitting for you whilst you concentrate on developing your business to the next level.

Marla Custom Blinds vans
New franchisee Joseph Anyaike who has taken the Cardiff (South Wales) area

What we look for in a franchisee

No experience is necessary to become a Marla franchisee. If you have a broad skill set including an accomplished understanding of DIY, as well as professionalism, enthusiasm and business acumen, we could be the perfect fit for you. Along with our expert training and quality products, we'll supply you with all the support and tools you need to help create a successful business.

Marla Custom Blinds franchisee visiting customer

Your franchise investment

Your initial investment is £11,995 and includes £5,000 towards a 3 month launch marketing campaign. It adds up to a genuine franchise opportunity with full training and support to get you going from day one.

Marla Custom Blinds franchise investment

Everything you need to make it happen...

  • For your £11,995 investment get a start-up business that could repay you within the first 3 months!
  • Get the expertise of a first-class marketing agency that can deliver enquirers from the start
  • Enjoy substantial earnings from a secure business offering great products that are always in demand
  • Enjoy every opportunity to expand your business as quickly as you would like
  • Work from home, or an office and balance work and personal time to suit your lifestyle

How we train and support you

Your expert support and guidance includes:

  • First class training both at head office and on your territory
  • Personal franchise manager (mentor) for the first 3 months
  • Operational support
  • Accounting support with bespoke accounts software
  • First class marketing campaign at launch and on-going
  • Funding support and options
Marla Custom Blinds franchisee and their family business

Key reasons to join Marla Custom Blinds

Reap the rewards of your efforts - Work for a business that rewards you for your efforts. Marla has done the math’s, and we'll support you all the way to achieving a healthy and reliable long-term plan.

Build your business from home - Keep your overheads to a minimum with no shop or business premises required!

You manage, we support - You can work the hours that suits the lifestyle and income you want, it's totally up to you. And rest assured we're your business partner, here to help you make it happen.

Support from the team, and a family business - We are family run business, with passionate personnel, so you'll be surrounded by like-minded people who are available to support you whenever you need it.

Lucrative industry - the window coverings market is worth an estimated £1.34billion and growing

Our accreditation's means quality and reassurance - Marla is a member of the British Franchise Association and of the British Blind and Shutter Association and is vetted by the Trading Stadards backed scheme; Buy with Confidence.

Marla Custom Blinds accreditation

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Case Studies

Case Study
New Marla Custom Blinds Franchisee is off to a flying start!

Marla Custom Blinds welcomes one of their newest franchisees, Mike McBryde, to their ranks! Mike launched the Meopham, Kent franchise in June 2018 and thanks to a successful launch campaign has already created over £60,000 worth of quotes! Learn more about how Mike is supported during start-up to help him hit the ground running in his franchise business!

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New Marla Franchisee Mark Lands First Order - Fast!

Are you considering taking up a Marla Custom Blinds franchise? If so, you’ll probably be wondering “How long will it take me to get my first order?"  Well, for Mark Berry, our newest franchisee, the answer was “Sooner than he thought!” Mark signed up as our franchisee for the Durham and Sunderland area in mid-December 2020. 

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Marla Blinds hires top Business Development consultant

Marla Blinds is introducing new and additional support within the franchise network. In order to help franchisees with the planning and vision for them to grow their business into a valuable asset for their future, we have engaged the services of Amanda Crewe, one of the industry’s top Consultants in Business Development.

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It's 5 franchisees in 5 months for Marla Custom Blinds!

The South Coast’s largest family owned and operated blind specialist franchise group is pleased to announce Andrew Benson as it’s latest franchisee to join the expanding franchise network. Andrew joins a total of 5 new franchisees who have joined Marla in the last 5 months!

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Marla Custom Blinds secures a franchisee for the Devon territory!

The South Coast’s largest family owned, and operated blind specialist franchise group is pleased to announce Andrew Benson as it’s latest franchisee to join the expanding franchise network. Andrew joins on the back of Graham and Pam Page-Wood securing the Northampton territory in December and Paul McGarry securing the Bournemouth territory in January.

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