Statistics vary but there’s no doubting that...
...not many businesses make it past the first eighteen months, and even fewer make it to the five-year mark. Another statistic says that only 30% of family businesses make it to the second generation.
So that puts The Scottish Shutter Company amongst a select few.
My Mum, June, set up the original business in 1987, and over the years it has evolved from a mobile-based business to firstly, rented High Street premises, then to its current home in a large industrial unit and showroom entirely owned by the company.
Thirty years on, we're still working with four of our original suppliers. One of these is Luxaflex®
We've won many awards including Scottish Family Business of the Year and recently:
Best Plantation Shutter Installation in the UK 2019 Award
In November 2014, the next generation, myself & husband David (Jnr) took over the day-to-day running of the company which has since incorporated as Rocknowe Interiors Ltd but still trades under The Scottish Shutter Company and The Fabric Shop banners.
As well as supplying and fitting window blinds and shutters, we have become known as blind motorisation experts, and we have invested time becoming experts in a new type of motorised shading solution called PowerView®
One of our clients for this new technology is The Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews.
Investing in this technology sets us apart from the vast majority of window blind dealers in Scotland, and we were excited and honoured to be appointed as the number one, flagship Gallery window blind dealer in Scotland for the largest window blind supplier in the world – the $2.8 billion company – Hunter Douglas. We own and operate the only two Luxaflex® Gallery Showrooms in Scotland - two of only a handful in the whole of the UK and Europe.
We continue to be involved in the decision-making in the window blind industry as David (Jnr) has followed in David (Snr’s) footsteps in being a member of the Management Committee of our industry association, The British Blind & Shutter Association (BBSA).
We'd love to help you with your shading requirements. Give us a call
0800 852 7816Judith
The Scottish Shutter Company
November 2019 PS - We opened our second Luxaflex Gallery Showroom in Edinburgh in September 2018!!