Blinds business secures future following employee buyout

Blinds and curtains business Castle Blinds has secured new ownership to save the company from closure.

Based in Chaddesden, the company has been taken over by Myles Hayhurst, an employee of the business for the past three years, after its owners decided to put it up for sale.

Upon securing the takeover, all nine staff have been retained, as well as the legacy of the company, which has been established for 26 years.

Over that time, the business has provided curtains and blinds for companies including Rolls-Royce, Bower and Kirkland, Mitie, JCB and Trent Barton, as well as more recently with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Commenting on the takeover, Myles said: “Castle Blinds has been a long-standing fixture in Chaddesden for decades and has sold and fitted thousands of blinds, most of which were made in our workshop.

“Our products are really high standard and reasonably priced, so I know we have potential to be on the high street for another 26 years – there is potential to double our turnover in no time at all.

“I will be forever grateful to the previous owners Peter and Teresa for the opportunity they have given me and I fully intend to continue their hard work across the East Midlands.”

The restructure follows its recent website relaunch, with the business going live with its new website during January.

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