MARRS – The Finishing Touch
Find your Creative Flair
Marrs have been an established part of the window furnishing industry for over 32 years. With brother and sister duo Sally-Anne and David Ferguson leading the way, this second generation partnership has immense industry and business knowledge to take Marrs successfully into the future.
Sally-Anne and David have developed a system that allows for franchise owners to have the flexibility and lifestyle benefits of being a mobile business owner, coupled with the opportunity for business owners to inject passion, enthusiasm and the ability to realise profits.
As part of developing the franchise model, Marrs invested in the experience of the team at PwC.
“In 2010, PwC assisted the owners of Marrs to design a franchise strategy and build a comprehensive franchise system. Marrs are now in the process of rolling out this franchise opportunity and we wish the Marrs team all the very best with their expansion plans,” says Greg Hodson, Partner at PwC.
The Marrs franchise system provides the framework for a premium level of service to be provided to the client directly by the owner of the business. Sally-Anne and David see this as integral in the window furnishings industry and a key reason why Marrs has been so successful in the past. The benefit of the Marrs franchise is that customers will receive this personal service whilst the franchisees also gain group buying advantages, support from an experienced team, an environment to be creative, and they are kept up to date latest trends and developments.
With more than 32 years experience and over 80,000 satisfied customers, Marrs offer a unique mobile service, designed to help homeowners select the best possible window-treatment option to suit their requirements. Marrs is about finding solutions!
Marrs has built up unparalleled knowledge of which products best suit the customers needs and the team also has close relationships with the manufacturers of Australia’s leading window furnishing brands, so franchisees will be purchasing their products at very competitive rates.
In keeping with a strong belief in the proper Code of Conduct, Marrs is also a proud member of the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA).
With a Marrs franchise you are buying into a system that has been modeled and proven for many years, avoiding many major hurdles business owners can experience when starting a business from scratch.
The Marrs franchise has been designed specifically with “you” in mind, giving each business owner the chance to exercise their creativity, with the safety of the Marrs brand and team behind them. With flexible hours, the freedom to work from home and your own exclusive territory, Marrs is about finding a balance between time with your family, an enjoyable lifestyle and a successful business.
As the owner of a Marrs franchise, you will be responsible for the consultation, supply and installation of window and soft furnishings for your clients. You will also have the opportunity to creatively market and expand your business using the support of the Marrs team.
Training and Development
Marrs training program is a combination of both product training (including sales and installation) and business management skills. Practical hands on training within Marrs existing network, coupled with theory based training, ensures that franchisees will begin their business with the necessary knowledge and confidence to perform.
Ongoing training is a critical part of the Marrs franchise system, with new product releases and continually updated technical training. The Marrs team believes that development and keeping up with change is critical in any business and it is therefore prioritised for Marrs franchisees.
With over 32 years in the industry, Marrs has the experience and expertise to help guide franchisees on their new journey. The head office team has significant experience in the window furnishings area as well as experience running successful business across a variety of sectors. Their second generation franchise team ensures that enthusiasm and new ideas are at the centre of the Marrs culture. Franchisees will also be supported by strong, proven systems in all aspects of running their day-today business.
The Marrs National Business Manager, Lachlan Pope, leads the Marrs head office support team. Lachlan states,
“My background in business operations, retail and franchise management over the last 12 years has given me a keen eye for spotting opportunity. When Sally-Anne approached me with the offer to join the Marrs organisation, I was thrilled with the opportunity to be involved. Our goal is to create a team of well-rewarded owners who live and breathe the Marrs ethos by providing superior quality and exceptional value to their customers.We are building more and more momentum every day – these are exciting times!”
If you are looking for a business opportunity where you can work for yourself with flexibility and creativity, Marrs may be the perfect business for you.
For further information on Marrs franchise opportuntities please submit an enquiry in the form above.