Norwich Sunblinds History
Norwich Sunblinds history begins in 1978 by John Reddington, who worked from home before opening a shop in Norwich.
It was a family business from the very beginning but when John’s wife, Pauline, fell pregnant, his daughter, Fiona, (who was then 20) joined the company and has been there ever since, becoming a director.
Fiona’s husband Kevin, joined Norwich Sunblinds in 1989 after a career in banking and is now managing director.
Manufacturing made-to-measure vertical and roller blinds
Norwich Sunblinds began manufacturing made-to-measure vertical and roller blinds above the St Benedict’s shop in 1980.
Fiona remembers five-metre head rails being delivered – they had to shut the street because they were so long.
The headrails had to be lifted from the lorry and through the upstairs window as they wouldn’t go through the shop.
Can you imagine closing a street nowadays to do something like that?
Fortunately, as the business grew, it moved its manufacturing operation to Oak Street, expanding the range.
With the Oak Street property converted into offices, Norwich Sunblinds moved the manufacturing arm to Bunn’s Bank industrial estate in Attleborough in 1990 and to the current site on the Haverscroft Industrial Estate 12 years ago.
Norwich Sunblinds History to Present Day
Today, Norwich Sunblinds employs many people: reps, fitters and staff in our factory and office in Attleborough
Many of our team have been with the company for years and have honed their expertise working for Norwich Sunblinds.