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Build a business every bit as beautiful as our home interiors

+35% sales growth in 2022

A thriving retail business enabling you and your team to provide customers with beautiful bespoke yet affordable kitchens, bedrooms and home interiors.

Open your own showroom with a leading global brand

  • Every home needs kitchen, bathroom, lounge, bedroom and storage design solutions
  • Schmidt combines German engineering with French design flair
  • A global brand revered for beautiful made-to-measure kitchens and interiors
  • A cashflow positive business where customers pay you upfront when ordering
  • No stock holding – orders are delivered direct from our factory to your customer
  • Prime territories in our thriving UK network are still available…

Full training: no interior design experience required

  • Management business – employ your own team from day one
  • High average sale price per transaction £8.5K - £50k+
  • The strength of a global brand behind your business
  • Guidance and support throughout your business journey

Franchisees in the UK have come from a wide variety of backgrounds, all sharing a keen interest in interior design; from senior roles in IT, architecture, engineering and marketing to teaching, F&B, electrical and the kitchen industry itself.

Your role as the franchisee is to lead your showroom team, welcoming prospective customers and overseeing the operation of your business, including an active role in the sales and providing exceptional customer service.

“We have a lot of flexibility for doing the sizes we want, and a wider range of options. It’s a very sustainable, natural product, and all those factors put it above a lot of competitors in the industry.” - Agron Llupa, Schmidt Beaconsfield


We only make money when you make sales, so we’re as dedicated to your success as you are!

Generate £1M+annual sales
Enjoy over £100K annual earnings
Asset value
£160K+ on exit

Numbers based on established UK franchisee performance, but should not be relied upon as a guarantee of success.

Support throughout your journey

  • Guidance with forming your business plan and securing lending
  • Professional property search and negotiations by expert partners
  • Expert design and fit-out of your beautiful new showroom
  • A loan from Schmidt for your entire showroom interior fit-out
  • Full initial and ongoing training and setup support for you…
  • …and extensive training courses for your employees

Your dedicated UK support team are backed up by experts at head office in Alsace, all working to help ensure your business is successful.

A global brand behind your local business

in the UK
Showrooms worldwide
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Founded in 1959 by Hubert Schmidt, the brand is now owned and operated by his granddaughters who have continued to uphold the strong ethos and culture, building on their family’s legacy. Where global brands of this size are often owned by corporations and VCs more interested in the financials, Schmidt is refreshingly human. Many of the 1,700+ employees at the 5 factories in Alsace plus 1 in Germany, view Schmidt as a job-for-life, ten/twenty/thirty-plus years!

For you and your employees this translates into industry-leading guidance, training and ongoing support. The profitability of your business is vital to ensure longevity and mutual ongoing success.

For example, there has been a drive to empower franchisees to grow their share of the high-margin interiors market, with HQ investing ‎€50M+ in a new factory to satisfy increasing demand.

Find out more

If you are interested in learning more about the Schmidt business opportunity and:
  • Are passionate about sales, management and design
  • Enjoy providing excellent customer service
  • Prefer working on high-value transactions
  • Want to build and lead your own team
  • Able to invest at least £70K (+ borrowing)

Then get in touch for a franchise prospectus, which will give you more details on the business, financials and opportunity.

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Summer sales sizzle at Schmidt

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The positive data shows the cost of living crisis is not impacting on franchisees’ success, with Schmidt’s bespoke designs for every budget continuing to hit home with consumers.

Furthermore, Schmidt’s product diversification into every room of the home – franchisees offer solutions for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, storage and more – is having a big impact: July’s numbers include a rise of 72% of interior solutions sales for rooms other than the kitchen, where the brand originally made its name.

Schmidt’s UK Head of Expansion, Jean-Michel Peragine, said: “Franchisees are enjoying the benefits of multiple income streams across multiple rooms of the home. We have customers who began with their kitchen, and they love the products, design and experience so much that they return for their bedroom and more.”

On the current marketplace, he added: “We introduced new ranges for a wider variety of budgets during the pandemic, and they have proved popular. There’s obviously been a large increase in home office sales through the last three years too.

“But this is a long-term trend of sales increases. We’ve grown our customer base consistently, both through the home-working boom of the lockdowns and since then as well.”

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In May, Schmidt reported increased average order values, 19% more website traffic and requests for quotes up by two-thirds year-on-year.

The UK network of showrooms has also grown significantly, with four new showrooms opened in Q1 this year and several more in planning and design stages with scheduled opening dates later this year and in early 2023.

Jean-Michel said: “While the retail market is challenging for many, we’ve seen conversion rates from enquiry to sale increase, and that’s helped grow the number of sales consistently across our network.

“Enquirers are generally more serious now, which means our designers can focus on the right projects and franchisees can deliver the exceptional service that Schmidt is renowned for.”

He adds that the Schmidt franchise model is also advantageous in the current economic conditions.

“Our showrooms require few staff and no stock holding, as all our interiors are built to order and shipped direct to the customer.
“We look forward to helping our franchisees continue to increase their local market share.”

Schmidt Success Stories

From retail management to Schmidt business owner

June 10, 2022
As the saying goes, timing is everything – and that was certainly the case for new Schmidt franchise owner Dave Longman. Although it’s fair to say that it wasn’t necessarily planned to be that way!

I loved my Schmidt kitchen so much I bought my own showroom

April 01, 2022
Tony Nakhoul is every franchisor’s dream. Not only is he the top-performing franchisee in interiors company Schmidt’s UK network, but he joined it because he’d already fallen in love with its products.

Kitchen fitters’ feedback leads property developer to open his own Schmidt showroom

April 01, 2022
Former accountant Agron Llupa knows better than most when everything adds up – and that’s why he leapt at the chance to be home interiors company Schmidt’s franchisee in Beaconsfield.
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How I became the UK's No1 Schmidt franchise

How I became the UK's No1 Schmidt franchise

Tony Nakhoul loved the kitchen he installed so much, he started a business with Schmidt!
Why I added a Schmidt franchise to my property business interests

Why I added a Schmidt franchise to my property business interests

Agron Llupa found Schmidt when he installed a kitchen in one of his property development projects - he liked it so much, he started a business with them.
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