Here’s Director Fiona and some of our terrific team of local people who will measure, manufacture, supply and install your curtains, blinds and accessories.
Some of us are based in our Attleborough factory and others travel all around Norwich and Norfolk, measuring, quoting and fitting all manner of blinds, curtains and shutters.
We are proud that most of our team have worked with us for many, many years; their craftsmanship is second to none.
So from our family at Norwich Sunblinds, to yours, we promise to do our very best to make your wishes come true with our locally made products for your home.
Fiona Garwood, Director
Fiona is the marketing director at Norwich Sunblinds. Fiona’s father started the company in 1978 and she has been involved from an early age.
Kevin Garwood, Managing Director
Kevin is the MD of Norwich Sunblinds and joined in 1988 following a career in banking.
Paul Solomon, Director
I started in September 1988, having only just turning 18!!
I started at a time when the industry, products, and customers’ requirements were changing into what we see today – technical, performance-related materials – fashion conscious – greater variety of applications etc etc
This was such an advantage as I was able to develop and mature within the industry as our product range and portfolio did also.
I really enjoy visiting clients and find it a real privilege that customers come to Norwich Sunblinds and ask us to help with their requirements. The more difficult the challenge, the better…..
Outside of work, my focus is on my family and also my love of sport. I have played Tennis, on and off, for over 35 years and for the first time in 2017 will be captaining a club team. I also have a passion for cricket and can’t wait for those sunny spring & summer Sunday afternoons on the cricket pitch with the sun beating down.
Julian, Area Sales Representative
Julian has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 22 years. He is area sales representative for Norwich and suburbs. Always ready with a friendly smile, and able to offer advice on blind applications and fabrics and colours. He is a keen golfer, and is well known in the area for his many years of football, playing and running adult and youth teams. He is a keen dog lover and a family man.
Marshall, Area Sales Representative
Marshall has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 18 years. He is the area sales representative for South Norfolk, and gives a friendly, non-pushy service to our clients, who ask for him again and again. He is well known in the area for his pool refereeing and enjoys travel. He is a keen Norwich City fan.
Matt, Senior Installer
Matt has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 15 years. He is an excellent installer, taking on the more difficult, motorised jobs, and complicated shutters, along with standard applications. He is the one we go to for advice on unusual applications. He has travelled widely and is a family man with two children.
Robbie has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 9 years. He is a dedicated and conscientious installer, often praised for his helpful manner. He is experienced in all types of blind installation, and is especially good at hanging and dressing curtains. He is training to become a lay preacher and enjoys spending time with his young family.
Gary has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 7 years. He is experienced in all types of blind installation. He is a keen mountain cyclist, martial artist, and is excited to be about to start his family.
Julie B, Shop Manager
Julie has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 10 years. She is the Norwich Showroom Manager, ensuring that all customers receive great customer service, and friendly knowledgeable advice.
Julie loves fabrics, she has made her own clothes and curtains and is our expert on curtains, cushions, and pelmets. Julie enjoys walking and is part of a walking group.
Lesley, Business Development
Lesley is our business development manager and is also based in our St Benedicts Street shop. If you do a lot of networking you will probably see Lesley out and about. She enjoys socialising and meeting up with friends and family. Her best friend is Hamilton, her Schnoodle dog. She loves her garden and does the majority of her own DIY both in the home and garden. She is very creative.
Sue D, Customer Services
Sue has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 9 years. She is responsible for putting all orders from reps onto the computer, checking that she has all the details required to complete the order. She also answers the phone and serves clients, to help out when we are busy. She enjoys eating out – and we all ask her advice about the best places to go. She has recently become a grandmother and loves spending time with baby Ike.
Emily has been working as an apprentice at Norwich Sunblinds for 7 months and has fitted into the showroom team really well. She is due to complete her apprenticeship in March, and we look forward to her being a permanent member of the team. Emily is responsible for serving clients, phone answering, and preparing reports. Emily is a keen athlete; she runs and plays football as well as enjoying extreme sports like jet skiing and skydiving.
Julie A, Customer Services Manager
Julie has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 16 years. Julie is in charge of the administration team, and computer systems. She is a keen member of the Celica Car club, often attending car shows with her husband Bryan. She is also a very keen music fan, and attends lots of local band gigs.
Wayne, Production Supervisor
Wayne has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 23 years. He is our factory supervisor. He is a very keen football supporter, and lives in Norwich with his young family.
Mary has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 16 years. She is based in the manufacturing section specialising in blinds.
Mary attended art college and is very talented with fabrics and wool. She has recently cut her hours to spend more time with her grandchildren.
Billy has worked for Norwich Sunblinds for 13 years. He manufactures wood and aluminium Venetian blinds and vertical blind headrails. He originally joined Norwich Sunblinds after being neighbours with Fiona and Kevin Garwood. He is a big family man, and a proud Scot, and has been known to wear his kilt to Xmas parties.
Rob is one of the newer members of the manufacturing team. He is a keen footballer, playing locally and supporting Chelsea. He lives locally with his girlfriend.