Hillarys Blinds surged in 1971, when Tony Hillary started a small retailer and manufacturer business of made-to-measure blinds, curtains, shutters and awnings in his own garage, in Nottingham. From this modest business where Hillary needed to do everything by himself the brand has grown up and now Hillarys Blinds is one of the leading window dressing companies of the United Kingdom.
Tony Hillarys sold its business to Close Brothers Private Equity in 2000. However, the company’s headquarter is still in Nottingham.
Nowadays, Hillarys Blinds employs around 1,100 people and serve more than 850,000 customers each year.