This time last week we were halfway through our inaugural appearance at the FIT Show (Fabricator & Installer Trade Show) – the UK’s only dedicated event for the window, door, hardware and flat glass industry. And what an event it was to showcase our award-winning range of external shading systems to the sector, with our Classic Pod, hands down the star of the show.
As an alternative solution to a conservatory and glass room, our Classic Pod; a modern aluminium pergola with an opening & closing louvered roof (and sides) provides flexible and limitless outdoor living; from full sun to full shelter or anything in-between, so users can control the ambient conditions to provide the perfect setting on their terrace. And with the popularity of outdoor living continuing to grow across the UK, it is no wonder the product attracted so much interest – so much so it ended up featured on the FIT Show TV.
Almost 250 forward-thinking installers across the country registered their interest in becoming a CB partner at the show, with the support we provide including our installer training academy that provides real hands-on training on how to correctly survey and install our systems along with our comprehensive range of sales aids including product sample kits the reason for the high registration rate. This, coupled with our short manufacture lead times of just 2 weeks and the fact all our products are Made in Britain to installers’ exact specifications and delivered on our own fleet of vehicles across the country.
Our Managing Director, Stuart, comments: “Now is the ideal time for installers to add external shading to their range, due to a number of factors including climate change, legislation and importantly, trends in consumer behaviour particularly around outdoor living. Our products are a natural addition to an installer’s product portfolio, increasing average sale values and boosting profits.
Our team thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many forward-thinking installers who were looking to grow their sales with the addition of external shading…so much so that we have signed up to the next FIT Show in 2025!
At Caribbean Blinds, we are committed to helping trade installers whether that be blinds companies, window and door installers or landscaping contractors maximise sales of external shading. If you are involved in the industry and looking to expand your product portfolio we would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our products can be added seamlessly to your product offerings, providing a profitable additional revenue stream.”
More information about our trade offering can be found here or alternatively, our trade team can be contacted on 0344 800 1947.