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A Stellar Start to Spring! BBSA Award Finalists 2022

Scottish Shutters BBSA Award

How do you take your morning coffee? This week, we took ours with the fabulous news that we’re officially finalists in this year’s BBSA Awards!

The BBSA (British Blind & Shutter Association) is the only national trade association for companies that manufacture, supply and install interior and exterior blinds and awnings. So the stakes are pretty high.

That’s why we were buzzing to receive the news. We couldn’t be more grateful to the marvellous clients who got us here. 35 years’ worth of happy customers and counting. 

 

Rags to Riches

We’ve come a long way from our origins. The Scottish ShutterCompany started life in 1987 as a fabric shop on Perth Road in Dundee. Founders June and David Browne were the ultimate husband and wife duo.

Dundee’s Curtain Shop (2)

At the time, their speciality was curtains. And though the business has shifted, David and June’s diligent, friendly approach has stayed the same. Their fabric company quickly became known as “Dundee’s Curtain Shop” – an honourable title.

 

Opening Up The Shutters

David Browne’s background is in CAD (computer-aided design) – hence the intricacy of our motorised blinds and shaped shutters. Once he and June started introducing blinds and shutters into our biz, the demand skyrocketed.

BBSA AwardsAnd it’s no surprise that their expertise is sought after all over Scotland. We now have another showroom in Edinburgh and work with the top architects to make beautiful spaces come to life. 

The second generation, Judith and David D’Ambrosio, have now taken the reigns and are driving the business forward. 

 

Keeping True to Our Roots… 

We’ve never forgotten the family values that got us here despite all this. The BBSA Award nomination is another example of how you, our customer, come front and centre, no matter how large our business grows. 

So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We are so proud to maintain such a wonderful customer base and legacy, and we couldn’t do it without you. 

 

The Proof is in the Pudding

This isn’t the first time we’ve been finalists for prestigious awards. If you’ve been following the Scottish Shutter Company for a while, you might know that we were the winners of the 7th and 8th National Entrepreneur Awards, the Best Family Business 2020, and the Best Plantation Shutter Installer of 2019. 

But don’t worry – we won’t let it get to our heads. We’re just thrilled to demonstrate to our clients (and future clients!) that we really do deliver on our promise of excellent service, luxury products and the perfect solution for your home. 

 

Final Words

All that’s left to say now is another HUGE thank you to the BBSA for recognising us. And, of course, to all of our customers. We couldn’t ask for a better bunch!

 

David Browne

David Browne

David is Co-Founder and Project Director at the award-winning, Best Family Business 2020 – the Scottish Shutter Company. He is an Entrepreneurs Circle Certified Business Coach with over 30 years’ experience in running and growing small businesses.

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