Broadview Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Broadview has been a recognisable brand for quality window blinds in Poole since the 1960s. In 2019, Broadview celebrates its 50th business anniversary.

Local businessman, David Pratt, used to specialise in supplying timber as well as Venetian and roller blinds to customers in Dorset from small premises in York Road, Broadstone. He first launched the business in 1969 and to this day the company remains a family business, with sons Mark and Ian Pratt taking over in the late 90s.

Building a reputation in the local blinds and shutter industry

The local demand for blinds and shutters was clear and the business grew rapidly as a result; the timber-supply side of the business was then ended to make more workshop space for blinds production.

As demand for blinds and shutters continued to grow and revenue increased, Broadview migrated to a larger factory premises and a new showroom was purchased on the Nuffield Estate in Poole - to this day, Broadview has called this location their home.

Broadview’s success only continued from there, with a new showroom in Broadstone soon unveiled and then another in Christchurch. After years of dedication supplying premium blinds, shutters and awnings to the people of Dorset, Broadview established a position as go-to specialists in the local shading industry.

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Expanding our shading product range

Following our success in the blinds, shutter and awning industry, Broadview began to move into other products for niche markets, such as supplying vehicle awnings to shelter motor traders and repair works at businesses like Autoglass.

Broadview now boasts seventy plus employees in its Poole production facility and has thirteen showrooms located across five counties in the South. In 2013, it was decided that Broadview needed to adapt to the changing landscape of the high street and we ended our high street presence in order to focus on diversifying our product range of specialist blinds, shutters, awnings, outdoor structures and pergolas, whilst generating more leads through online marketing.

Fast forward 6 years later, and Broadview is still a thriving business, having worked alongside homeowners, architects and businesses alike to supply premium shading solutions. 

Broadview has also partnered with a number of leading brands to ensure the ultimate satisfaction of customers, including Brustor Awnings and Pergolas, Somfy motors, Custom West Window Shutters, and Luxaflex luxury interior window blinds.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Broadview team will be undertaking various ‘fifty’ inspired promotions and events. Watch this space! For more information on our range of blinds and shutters, please call 01202 679012.