Mark joined the business, some 10 years ago, with the sole intention of purchasing the company when Ian and Rita, the previous owners, were ready to retire.
Mark had the privilege of being mentored by the couple who had over 40 years joint experience in the blind industry. The knowledge and experience Mark has gained during these years has been invaluable.
Michelle really enjoys helping Abacus customers, from booking their initial appointment, assisting with the selection of their chosen fabrics, showing them the numerous types of blinds on display in the showroom, to arranging the installation date for their beautiful blinds.
Michelle believes that good communication is key to providing an excellent service to customers and ensures that this is always the case at Abacus.
Andy is a full time member of the Abacus Team. He has many years of experience; fitting all types of internal and external blinds and assisting with the manufacturing process. Andy leaves customers homes and businesses extremely clean and tidy when his work is done. We also receive many compliments from satisfied customers about Andy’s work.
Luke is the newest member of the Team but has learnt the trade very fast as he has been mentored by staff who have been working in the blind industry for many years. Luke is now skilled in all areas of the manufacturing processes for roller blinds and vertical blinds. Luke also assists Andy with fitting larger blind orders. We have received much positive feedback regarding Luke’s work.
Rita has now retired. Rita and Ian owned and worked at Abacus together for many years and many customers still ask about them fondly. Rita decided that she had sewn enough vertical blind louvres over the years, so made the decision to retire from the trade. She is really enjoying her retirement.
Ian also retired, a short while after Rita left Abacus. Ian manufactured roller and vertical blinds for over 40 years, so he produced more than his fair share of blinds during these years. Ian and Rita founded Abacus over 30 years ago and will always remain part of Abacus’ history.