About Us

With the third generation of Talbots now in the business, we’ve come a long way from Bob Talbot’s workshop. Some 45 years later, Talbot & Son has grown to be the Isle of Man’s longest established blind manufacturer and supplier. The Island’s only dedicated blind and curtain showroom, with over 5,000 square feet of manufacturing workshops and showroom displays over three floors at their premises 61-62 Derby Square, Douglas.

The Talbot family are also surrounded by an amazing team of 7 employees, all of which feel like part of the family – with the majority having been with the company for over 10 years!

You can trust that our close-knit and friendly team will provide you with a fantastic personal and quality service from first meeting, right through to our aftersales care

History of Talbots

1976

1976-1980

Talbot & Son was created and run by Bob Talbot and his Son, Andy from a small workshop under Bob’s house.

1980

1980

Moved to first premises, a two-storey workshop with office in The Loop, Woodbourne Lane, Douglas.

1982

1982

Bob Talbot retires, leaving Andy Talbot to run the business. Andy’s brother-in-law Ian Large joined the business.

1983

1983

Talbot & Son quickly outgrow their premises and started work renovating and building their new premises at James Place, Victoria Road, Douglas. The decision was made to start manufacturing Vertical blinds which were the latest trend (only roller and venetian blinds available previously).

The new premises and workload necessitated a new member of staff to man the showroom and tend to the office work – Hilary Talbot, Andy’s wife joined the Talbot team.

Within a short space of time it was decided to extend the workshop to enable the manufacture of roller blinds.

1985

1985

Ian Large joined Andy Talbot as a Partner in the business

1986

1986

Talbot & Son has been in business for 10 years!

1989

1989

Ian’s wife Gillian Large joined the team to help Hilary with the office work

1991

1991

We turned ‘Limited’

1991

1991

We were quickly outgrowing our premises at James Place and purchased 61-62 Derby Square, Douglas. The building required a lot of renovation and building work (which temporarily brought Bob Talbot back out of retirement!)

1992

1992

We relocated our main shop from James Place, Douglas to our current premises 61-62 Derby Square, Douglas

1992

1992

Talbot & Son started the Curtain side of the business, employing an in-house curtain maker.

1996

1996

Talbot & Son have been in business for 20 years

2004

2004

Simon Talbot, Andy’s Son, joins the family business

2006

2006

Talbot & Son have been in business for 30 years

2007

2007

Talbot & Son won the award for Luxaflex Dealer of the year

2009

2009

Talbot & Son become the first UK Luxaflex Gallery Dealer and extend their showroom to a second floor of the premises at Derby Square.

2015

2015

Kirsty Wilson joins the family business to help with day to day running of the business

2016

2016

Talbot & Son have been in business for 40 years

2019

2019

Ian & Gill Large leave the family business to spread their wings and try new things, making room for the next generation of the Talbot family to step up in the business.

2019

2019

Simon Talbot & Kirsty Wilson (nee Talbot) take Directorships and are the third generation of Talbot’s.

Meet the Team

Andy Talbot

Andy Talbot

Hilary Talbot

Hilary Talbot

Simon Talbot

Simon Talbot

Kirsty Wilson

Kirsty Wilson

Adele Jones

Adele Jones

Allan Ramsay

Allan Ramsay

Chris Flood

Chris Flood

Heather Karran

Heather Karran

Raymond Goodwin

Raymond Goodwin