Dave decides to move, and sells the business to John and Pat Filippelli. John had worked for Dave as a part-time fitter and took the opportunity to buy this small business that had massive potential.
John and Pat moved to Italy, leaving their son Gino in charge. Gino was 19 at the time and although having been making blinds since the age of 12, running a business was a daunting experience.
Gino Filippelli takes full ownership
After running the business and supporting the family for 8 years, Gino felt that it was time to own the company outright, so all shares were purchased from his Mum and Dad and a new chapter began
Joined BBSA Management Team
Gino joins BBSA (British Blind and Shutter Association) management committee, being involved at the forefront of the blinds industry, and having had involvement in shaping the development of the UK Child Safety for Window Coverings standards.
After many years of learning tirelessly in the blinds trade, Phil is chosen as the new Managing Director, and to take over from Gino in handling the day-to-day operations.
Heart and Passion
In 2003, the company was bought outright by family member Gino Filippelli, and has been enjoying continued success since then. Over the years, the company has manufactured most of the blinds it has sold. This helped maintain healthy profits which kept the business safe during the nineties, and the 2008 recession.
The company has firmly established itself as a serious and professional player in the blind’s industry, ensuring the companies long and prosperous future. London Blind Company’s values have always been focused around high quality product, and excellent customer service. This approach has been successful, and despite the recent high demand for blinds, shutters and awnings, the company still maintains its focus on excellent service.
London Blind Company has always been a business that’s run from the heart of the owners, and laboured from the passion of its staff.