Commercial blinds contractor, Rullgardin Bespoke Blinds, has moved into a fully refurbished and energy efficient unit at Moss Industrial Estate in Lowton.
Rullgardin’s managing director, Greg Worthington, started the business as a sole trader in 2018 from his kitchen table in Bury, after having gained many years’ manufacturing experience within the blind and carpet industry.
Greg’s wife, Sarah, joined the team in July 2021 and the pair decided it was time to move out of their home and into a unit where they could grow the business. Greg and Sarah also employ another husband-and-wife team, Ken and Julie Simm, who visit customers across the UK measuring and fitting blinds.
Sarah said: “The business has been growing steadily over the last four years and we have been successful in winning some very big commercial contracts. We reached a point last year when our house and our cul de sac was completely taken over with supplies and daily van deliveries so we started looking for somewhere away from home to base ourselves.
“We needed good transport links and we looked at several industrial estates, but nothing came close to what we have found at Moss Industrial Estate.”
“Our new unit is very smart and has received a lot of investment, particularly with its sustainability and energy efficiency measures. We have adapted the layout to suit our needs and we now have plenty of storage space, plus a mezzanine floor to display our products, an office and car park. The estate is very clean and tidy, and the onsite security is fantastic. We are really happy here and it’s wonderful that we can now go home and leave our work behind us where we know it is safe and secure.”
Rullgardin has secured several big contracts
Rullgardin Bespoke Blinds specialises in the commercial market, working with large organisations and public sector bodies across the UK. In 2019, Rullgardin became a supply partner for the LNPG, the UK’s biggest Landlord savings group, giving them access to a substantial network of landlords across the country.
Greg and Sarah have also secured contracts with several councils, including Wigan and Kirklees, as well as with letting agents, schools, property developers, police forces and universities. The business has also been awarded a silver accreditation for ‘The Deal for Business’ from Wigan Council.
Rullgardin’s growth and success has led them to take on their first premises, a 1,800 sq. ft unit at Moss Industrial Estate on St. Helen’s Road in Lowton. As one of the older units on the site, it has been fully refurbished and fitted with modern energy efficiency measures in line with the industrial estate’s mission to become carbon neutral.
The unit has been fitted with a solar photovoltaic panel system to power and heat the unit, energy efficient LED light fittings, an electric vehicle charging point, electric panel heaters and a PIR controlled motion detector for lighting in the warehouse. Thanks to these energy efficiency measures; the unit has recently achieved an ‘A’ rating on its EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).
More than 100 businesses now call Moss Industrial Estate home
Moss Industrial Estate is owned by 100-year-old family-run business, George Moss & Sons. The Industrial Estate is home to around 100 local businesses of varying sizes and industries and is currently working towards making the estate carbon neutral through a range of sustainability initiatives, including the refurbishment of its older units.
Neill Wood, managing director of Moss Industrial Estate, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Greg, Sarah and their team at Rullgardin on to Moss Industrial Estate. The unit they have taken is one of the first older units that we have fully refurbished to bring it up to modern standards both for their needs but, equally importantly, so that it meets modern environmental and sustainability standards.
“Our ultimate plan is to make the industrial estate carbon zero and the refurbishment of this unit is part of a larger programme of works that is being undertaken on all of the older units across the estate.
“We wish the Rullgardin team every success in their new premises.”