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Apollo Blinds opens in Handbridge thanks to Saltney businessman

A SALTNEY man is bucking the recession trend by expanding his business with the launch of a new Chester showroom.

Marc McQuilliam officially opened his new Apollo Blinds store on Handbridge Parade with the help of local councillor Razia Daniels and members of the local business community, who attended in their droves.

He started from scratch three years ago with a van and some collection books and he feels all his business dreams have come true by opening a showroom in his home city.

“The opening of my Apollo Blinds showroom in Handbridge is a huge achievement for me and I’m delighted my official opening was so well supported,” said Marc.

“Since the day I started my Apollo Blinds business, I have aspired to have a showroom in Chester and it’s taken a lot of hard work to get it to the point of opening a store.

“Having a showroom allows me to take my business to a new level, largely because I can finally showcase my beautiful blinds and window coverings to full effect.”

Marc started his business on the Wirral after joining the Apollo Blinds franchise network nearly three years ago. He wanted to set up in Chester but someone else held the franchise.

When they left Apollo Blinds a year ago, Marc set his sights on opening a showroom in Chester and re-establishing the name of Apollo Blinds.

Cllr Daniels helped Marc cut the ribbon to open the Handbridge showroom.

“Any new business launched in our community should be supported – especially in the current economic climate,” she said.

“I would like to wish Marc every success with his new showroom and hope he establishes a strong, thriving business in Handbridge for many years to come.”