Everything You Need To Know About Specifying The Perfect
Window Blinds and Awnings, Canopies and Umbrella Product

Chances are you’re here because you want information; that window blinds, awnings, canopies or umbrella products figures somewhere in a project or plan. And of course you want to identify the products that best meet that requirement.

Not just the product but also the provider, a partner you can trust. A partner to get the job done to your standards, your timescales and your budgets.

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We work with our clients to develop strong relationships, making them look good
whatever part of the industry they work in.


Build your success on the best products, the best margins and the best support:

  • Expert design, installation and after sales services
  • Sales support packages including brochures, technical guides, user guides and samples
  • Extensive product training
  • Handsome margins
  • Competitive lead times control through manufacture

Five year guarantees, full accreditation and a reputation for brilliant partner support tells you we know exactly what it takes to support resellers… profitably.

Commercial & Leisure

Beautiful, customer delighting window blinds and awnings, canopies and parasols that project brand, increase dwell time and… bottom line… make you money.

  • Extensive window blinds and awnings, cafe barriers, canopy and parasol ranges
  • Award winning design, manufacture, installation and refurbishment services
  • Fully customisable. Fully brandable
  • Lifetime after sales support
  • Bottom line added value through increased capacity
  • Creative visualisation services

James Robertshaw – The difference that defines you.

Contract & Projects

The single source partner for Architects, Designers & Specifiers, Main Contractors and Developers seeking the best looking, best quality, best performing and best value Building Information Modelling (BIM) ready solar shading products.

  • Unique parasol, canopy, blinds and awnings ranges
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled products
  • Award winning design, manufacture, installation and refurbishment services
  • Rapid lead times
  • Solution focused
  • Control of solar gain in built environment

James Robertshaw – innovative, flexible, proven and profitable.

How can we help you?

Are you an office manager? Developer? Hotel owner?

No matter which sector you’re in, we’ve got perfect blinds and awnings systems to suit.
  • Passivhaus

    Passivhaus - the future of new build homes?
    Passivhaus blinds – looking after the environment and building for the future We’re increasingly asked for help and guidance on Passivhaus (Passive house if you prefer) designs. Little wonder. With a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, compared to standard new builds, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the environmental and economic benefits and […]
  • Office Blinds

    Are you an office furniture supplier? Need office blinds?
    A design and space planner? Responsible for refits, refurbs and dilapidations? Do you want to add extra value to your existing services? Want to make more money? Our office blinds design, supply and installation is here to give you an easy additional revenue stream. We’ll save you a whole load of time and hassle too. […]
  • Blind Trade

    The best products, the best margins and the best support for the blind trade
    Are you a blind retailer? A signage company? Have you seen our blind trade price list? You should. As one of the UK’s leading trade manufacturers and distributors we’ve a huge number of different ways to help make you money. Maybe that’s why we’ve client accounts all the way from Southampton to Inverness. Everything you […]
  • Markets

    Indoor and outdoor market spaces that inspire
    Did you know our product range has already been used over many years in a whole host of distinct and impressive ways? A-series – Market awnings, patio, roof, terrace and freestanding awnings. Flexible, attractive, instant protection. S-series – Fixed Shade Sails. Both practical and beautiful. P-series – Parasols and Umbrellas. Making more of your outdoors. […]
  • Hospitality & Leisure

    Flexible, attractive, instant protection. Hospitality awnings & hotel blinds
    The Hospitality and Leisure sector is pretty broad. From hotels, to bars, to restaurants, to sports stadiums – we’ve got you covered. Indoors and out. Work in the shape of: A-series awnings – Commercial patio, roof, terrace and freestanding hospitality awnings. Flexible, attractive, instant protection. S series – Fixed Shade Sails. As practical as they […]
  • Healthcare

    Blinds for Healthcare
    Do you know any blind manufacturers who’ve worked with the NHS to develop a resilient, wipeable, infection resistant, anti ligature blind specifically for hospitals? You do now. Us. We have designed our healthcare blinds, the V101, with the NHS.  We sat down with them and asked them what they wanted. They told us. We made […]
  • Education

    School blinds for the public, private and higher education sector
    Window Blinds for Education It’s a simple equation. The better your building performs, the better your students and staff perform. Working environments for schools, colleges and universities matter. The more user friendly, the more comfortable, the more controllable… the better. An important part of a superior educational performance is the use of superior school blinds […]
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Check out our latest case studies

Don’t just take our word for it. See what our clients say about our products, service and customer care.
  • AJ Bell Stadium, Salford

    Client: AJ Bell Stadium
    One of Salford and Manchester’s elite sporting venues since January 2012, the A.J. Bell Stadium is home to both Sale Sharks Rugby Union team and Salford Red Devils Rugby League team. State-of-the-art and with a capacity of 11,500, the stadium has also earned a reputation as one of the region’s top conference, event and business destinations. While the dozen corporate boxes offer superb vantage points, perfect sight lines for the on pitch sporting action, the sheer size of their windows presented an ambiance problem. A lack of environmental control with excessive heat, light and glare that often made using the suites uncomfortable, especially during business meetings. Something needed to be done. Something that involved top quality solar shading. After a recommendation through BNI, the referral networking group, Stadium Manager, Ruth Steenson contacted the James Robertshaw team to find out what they could do to help. “We weren’t short of options when it came to providers,” says Ruth. “But it’s always good to have a professional recommendation”. “James Robertshaw impressed me from the off. I liked dealing with people who are actually involved in the company, I looked at the work they‘d done elsewhere, the quality was excellent.” Says Ruth, “They weren’t the cheapest but without doubt offered the best value. It’s true, you get what you pay for.” So what exactly did the A.J. Bell Stadium pay for in the end? No less than 37 JR R103 roller blinds across 12 hospitality boxes, one suite and the control room - specially developed solar shading that both cut out the glare and at the same time maintained the perfect view. “A great investment,” says Ruth. “They work very well and even helped us win a piece of new business from a client who loved the venue but hated the glare.” That’s a 12 month booking of the Willow Suite that when totalled up has actually paid for the complete installation of all the blinds. How’s that for ROI? Blinds that pay for themselves. Would Ruth recommend James Robertshaw? “Without doubt,” she says. “Not only has a professional company with a good quality product but you got the personal touch as well. The staff love the new blinds, they think they’ve been spoilt.” And the love affair looks set to continue with the James Robertshaw team already drawing up plans for W-Series and A104: WingLine solar shading options for outside hospitality areas.
  • Altrincham Market, Cheshire

    Client: Conlon Construction
    Altrincham Market had seen better days. A long and proud history, dating all the way back to the times of King Edward I, meant little in the face of changing shopping habits and new retail threats such as the nearby Trafford Centre. In a spiral of decline, the market had lost its focus, it’s joie de vivre – all steel shutters, dog food and cheap greetings cards.
  • Austin Hutchinson, Hindley

    Client: Austin Hutchinson, Private Client
    As beautifully illuminating as Austin Hutchinson’s enormous central skylight was, flooding the room with light, it left his partner a little uneasy after dark. Not that the open plan kitchen and lounge area that it covered was overlooked, or even that anyone could easily access the roof area that the skylight was in; just the thought of prying eyes was enough to elicit a slight discomfort.
  • Croma, Didsbury

    Client: Croma, Didsbury
    Croma. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of dining at a Croma restaurant you’ll know first hand how deserving they are of their 2013 Manchester Food & Drink Award for most Family-Friendly restaurant. And their 2012 Award. And their 2011 Award. Croma - nothing short of a Manchester legend. A recipe for success that has seen them recently complementing their three existing Manchester restaurants in Prestwich, Chorlton and the City Centre with the opening of a brand new location on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury.
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