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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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Three thousand of the most motivated people in the interior design world have taken a glimpse into the future at Schmidt’s glittering Euroforum 2022 event in Madrid.

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New figures from Schmidt’s home interiors franchise highlight the power of local entrepreneurs backed by a global brand: July’s turnover rose 14% compared to the same month in 2021 – a year in which sales already grew by over 40% on 2020.

Schmidt franchisees celebrate business boom as pandemic recedes

Business is booming at kitchens, bathrooms and home interiors firm Schmidt, with orders, enquiries, order values, turnover and web traffic all up substantially.

Franchise partners see turnover nearly double, average order values up 13%

Franchisees at kitchens and interiors company Schmidt are celebrating an extraordinary start to 2022 with turnover almost doubling and orders proving even more lucrative.

4x4: Four months, four new openings for thriving Schmidt brand

Interior solutions franchise Schmidt is off to a flying start to 2022 with news that four new showrooms will open in the first four months of the year.

From retail management to Schmidt business owner

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“My background has always been in retail management,” explains Dave. “I’ve worked for several big home brands such as Currys, PC World, Topps Tiles, Bathstore. A couple of years ago I then made the move into the car industry. But almost immediately, COVID hit – what were the chances of that!

“Like many people in the country, I was on and off furlough for what felt like an age. It was unpleasantly unpredictable, but the upside was that it gave me time to think about my career. Ultimately, I decided that I wanted to work for myself, so I set about looking into franchising.”

Falling for Schmidt

With so many franchise options to choose from, Dave made sure he did his research to find something that met his circumstances and expectations.

“I spent a lot of time looking into franchises, wondering what’s out there,” he says. “I didn’t want to open a franchise where you have to pay lots of money up front before just sitting there and hoping you can sell something to make your money back.

“I discovered that it’s a bit different with Schmidt. They offered a lot of support, both financially and with education on the product and all the training you need to get off to a running start. So while it technically is a franchise, it felt more like I’d be entering a partnership.

“It was then I fell in love with the Schmidt concept.”

Tailor-made for success

Having decided on his future business, it was very much down to business with Schmidt.

“After talking everything through with the Schmidt franchise team, they agreed to come down to Eastbourne to look for potential showroom sites. Once we settled on the perfect location, we had a good measure up and I got involved in the design of the showroom.

“I’d visited other showrooms in Dorking and Sevenaoks in the meantime to help with inspiration, which was also a great opportunity to meet with other franchisees and talk with them about all things Schmidt.”

In recent decades, Schmidt has helped more than 400 people like Dave to successfully run their own business – an achievement made possible thanks to a comprehensive, tailor-made training programme.

“Ahead of opening the showroom, I went on a five-week training course with Schmidt’s franchise team. It was intense because you’re getting a huge amount of information in that time, but it was fantastic. It was certainly enough to make me feel confident about opening the showroom.”

The guidance didn’t end there though.

“I still have training once a month in my own showroom and will do so for the next six months. The support I’ve had is ongoing and just fantastic.”

Sense of pride

Dave’s Schmidt showroom in Eastbourne opened in March 2022, bringing bespoke kitchen and home interior solutions to the seaside town for the first time.
“Standing in this beautiful showroom after it was completed, knowing that it was my business and my place of work, was just incredible,” Dave says.

“I’m so proud of it.”

With his design team hired and his stunning showroom ready to go, it was time to open the doors. But even with his years of retail experience, it was still an anxious moment.

“That first day was quite nerve-wracking; just waiting for the first person to walk in so you can show off all your hard work up to that point. But both I and the designers had total confidence thanks to all the preparation we’d been given.”

Looking to a beautiful future

After a bumpy time during the pandemic, Dave is now able to look ahead to an extremely exciting future running his own business with Schmidt.

He says: “We want to give our customers the best option in our local marketplace, and we believe we offer exactly that. Customers absolutely love the showroom and it really helps bring our exciting range of products to life for them. Everything’s been really, really positive.

“The first sale was a very special moment – especially as it was our first quote as well! It was a great feeling for everyone, and gave us immediate confidence that we’ve got a product that does sell.

“Now we’re looking forward to getting more and more orders!”

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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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