About Simply Blinds & More

Simply Blinds & More supplies window dressings, including blinds, curtains, shutters and awnings, to the domestic market. All our window treatments are made-to-measure and installed by professional fitters.

Our History

Simply Blinds & More was established in 2009 by founder, Mary Cattell who had previously worked in the home furnishings sector and knew there was potential for a quality offering. Mary opened her first shop in Hornchurch and following its success, a further shop in Brentwood was opened. Mary recognised the potential for a franchise model to extend the brand throughout the UK.

The Concept

As we do not sell any ready-made products we do not keep stock, so our shops act as ‘showrooms’ where customers can browse, gain information and inspiration and order their desired window treatments. We keep a wide range of product samples and display different window dressings to help customers make an informed decision in a relaxed and friendly environment. We know from the success of the two shops that this is a successful approach which can be replicated throughout the UK.

Our Products

We pride ourselves on our knowledge of current trends, and over the years we have built up contacts and relationships with leading manufacturers to make our offering of the highest quality, value and range.

Our Market

There are 25 million homes in the UK, of which seven out of 10 are owner-occupied.

This is a very positive figure because all our homes have windows and need some form of window treatment. Even those with a minimal interest in homemaking and design have to have some form of window treatment for privacy and warmth.

Most of us, however, are increasingly aware of interior design and improving our homes through design and soft furnishings, so with 25 million dwellings the potential is huge.

Investment Required

The investment will range from £60,000 to £80,000 + VAT, subject to certain local costs and your personal requirements (detailed figures will be made available).

The Simply Blinds & More Opportunity

With a growing economy and a buoyant housing market, this is a great time to invest in a Simply Blinds & More franchise.


  • Turnkey package
  • Full training provided
  • Assistance with obtaining and fitting out premises
  • Instant access to manufacturers accounts and discount structures
  • No stock to carry
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Profitable opportunity – the more customers you create the greater the profit