Established in 1940 by Thomas Frederick, Sampson Blinds has remained an independently owned company making its mark as East Anglia’s largest and most experienced manufacturer and installer of all types of blinds.
Sampson is probably best known for its Pleated collection which is mainly supplied by the louvolite range. “When people say ‘Sampson’, this is generally followed by ‘the pleated blind people.’”
It is this sort of reputation in the market that has seen the company grow with around 250 trade customers in the UK and Ireland solely for pleated blinds. We believe the company has achieved this reputation thanks to the handcrafted aspect of the company’s service. “It is the consistency of quality in our product offering. We are always competitive and this is supported by our product’s consistency and quality.”
There is clear evidence of Sampson Blinds spotting areas with room for growth within the market and making the most of them over its 70 plus year history.
With roof blinds for the conservatory market, Sampson has been successful and as a result the company has adapted and targeted other areas where shaped blinds are required. The company prides itself on offering ‘unique shading solutions’, and says it can cope with any kind of conservatory and any kind of blind including power operated and remote controlled systems for which it uses the Somfy system.
The more variety and options we can offer, the better it is for our customers. We maintain our customers by offering the best products and services.”
Repeat custom is always enjoyed but recommendation is great. It means our customers are happy ones.
After unprecedented success in the domestic market, one area where Sampson see’s real room for growth is within the contract and commercial market. The company feels its depth of specialist knowledge and expertise along with its product and fabric offering (including heat resistant, transparent – blackout, Verosol metallised fabrics, flame retardant amongst others) put it in an ideal position to help specify and design the right solution based on site conditions, decor, budget, project time frame and all regulations and legislation. And few could argue with this when you look at the projects the company has recently been involved with including The British Library, Warwick University, RFU Twickenham, Tower Bridge London, Felixstowe Docks and most councils amongst others.