With the working year now at a close we thought that it would be fun to list our Conservatory Blinds Top 10 newsworthy items from 2010. We hope that you have found our news section interesting and that it has given you a greater insight into Conservatory Blinds Limited.
ASPECT Gable Blinds
Our revolutionary fully-retractable blinds for gables (even if they aren’t triangular) have been a resounding success, providing customers with a clear aspect through their gable and yet offering complete protection when the blinds are extended.
Our new bespoke brochure with the latest up-to-date photography has allowed us to further define our specialist service for owners of timber conservatories.
This year we have employed a sales/installer in the North East and an additional installer for the Home Counties, as well as a more full-time role for our bespoke blinds specialist. Behind the scenes we have added to our conservatory blinds manufacturing team and we are still hoping to recruit additional salespeople in 2011.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
In addition to a number of celebrity customers we also often carry out installations for the occasional government department. This year the highlight was working for the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Westminster where we installed patio awnings.
As something of a contrast to the FCO we also installed our unique Roman Blinds within the private residence of the Libyan People’s Bureau (Libyan Embassy) in London. We have previously installed blinds within the Malaysian and Vatican residences in London.
This year we have made great improvements in building relationships with conservatory builders and now have well over 100 conservatory builders that not only recommend Conservatory Blinds Limited, but whom work closely with us on all types of projects.
The number of recommendations by past customers has grown in 2010. Obviously we don’t always know when someone has recommended us, but we do know that we sell to an average of 8 new customers per month who were recommended to us.
Record Web Site Visitors
The number of people visiting our number 1 listed web site for conservatory blinds has increased in 2010 and we are top-listed across more search engines than ever before. This is largely due to our redesigned web site that we launched in September 2009, but we have continued to grow and improve the site during 2010 resulting in a record number of visitors.
CAD Computer Aided Design
We have invested in computer aided design and 3D modelling to assist the design and development of our conservatory blinds. This has allowed us to continue development of our blind ranges making them far and away the most advanced, neat fitting blinds for UK conservatories.
SOLO Remote Control Blinds
Despite being launched over 18 months ago now, 2010 has seen a huge increase in sales of our unique SOLO remote control blinds with individual operation and control of up to 99 blinds. We have installed nearly 1,500 remote control blinds this year and hope that our new lower cost ZERO™ and DUO™ remote control options will also boost sales of remote control blinds even further in 2011.
And there are many more items that nearly made the list, such as our celebrity customers in 2010 which included one of the Beatles no less!
Thank you once again for visiting conservatoryblinds.co.uk and reading our news posts. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Conservatory Blinds Limited.