Published On: Wed, May 10th, 2023

Caribbean Blinds @ The FIT Show 2023

Caribbean Blinds | stand R51 : Exhibiting this year at FIT is external shading company, Caribbean Blinds. Stuart Dantzic gives an exclusive insight into what visitors can expect to see on the company’s stand 

The UK’s only dedicated event for the window, door, hardware and flat glass industry branded the ‘Fabricator and Installer Trade Show’ – or the ‘FIT Show’ – is returning for its tenth year at the NEC Birmingham, from the 23rd to 25th May 2023. 

Exhibiting at this year’s show is leading external shading company, Caribbean Blinds. The designer, manufacturer and installer of outdoor shading products comprising of pergolas, awnings and blinds, has been transforming the use, functionality and enjoyment of all types of outdoor spaces for over 35 years.

Here, Managing Director at Caribbean Blinds, Stuart Dantzic, shares his thoughts on all things glazing and shading, as well as an exclusive insight into what visitors can expect to see from their stand.  

What will you be showcasing at the show? Our entire award-winning range of external shading systems, which are all manufactured in the UK – in less than two weeks. The range consists of all-weather louvered roofs that enable year-round use of outdoor spaces, contemporary patio awnings that provide flexible shade and shelter, and innovative external blinds that offer unbeatable solar heat and light control.

What can visitors expect to see at your stand?  The very finest UK manufactured external shading systems that create cool, comfortable and sustainable spaces where people love to be. Our products are designed, engineered and built to last – they are the very pinnacle of precision and innovation.

Why did you decide to participate in the FIT Show? Wherever glazing is installed, there is an opportunity and need for external shading. Our products are a natural addition to an installer’s product portfolio, increasing average sale values and boosting profits. The two products go hand-in-hand, so the show was a natural fit for us to showcase our solutions to the sector.

What do you hope to achieve from the FIT Show? To reach out to and partner with forward-thinking installers who are looking to grow their sales with the addition of external shading, which is sold and installed at the same time as glazing. We want to showcase an exciting and profitable new revenue stream to the industry. Installers already have the right skillset and equipment to install external shading – so it really is a no-brainer!

Is there anything new that you will be sharing/unveiling at the show? Along with our existing external shading solutions, our newly launched trendsetting awning and screen fabric collections for 2023 will be showcased at the exhibition. These fabrics offer unbeatable solar heat, light, UV and rain protection, and are produced using premium acrylic fibres that do not stretch, tear, warp or fade due to their exclusive nanotech TEXgard coating which generates a self-clean effect.

In addition, we will be launching our latest awning and pergola sales aids, including sample kits that enable installers to effortlessly sell our products, as well as allowing end customers to touch and feel sections of the solution and see the superior quality and finishing touches first-hand.

Why should visitors pay your stand a visit? Quite simply, if installers are looking to grow their sales in 2023, they should visit our stand. Wherever they install glazing, there is an opportunity for external shading, and they have a captive audience that they can capitalise on. 

At Caribbean Blinds, we are committed to helping each and every installer maximise sales of external shading in conjunction with glazing and we welcome the opportunity to discuss how our products can be added seamlessly to their product offerings.

Who, out of your team, will be attending the show? All key members of our team will be in attendance – from our trade account managers and co-ordinators, to our marketing, technical and operations teams, and of course myself! 

What is your stand number? R51 – make sure to come by and find out more!

Tel: 0344 800 1947