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
Talbot & Son was created and run by Bob Talbot and his Son, Andy from a small workshop under Bob’s house.
Moved to first premises, a two-storey workshop with office in The Loop, Woodbourne Lane, Douglas.
Bob Talbot retires, leaving Andy Talbot to run the business. Andy’s brother-in-law Ian Large joined the business.
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.
Ian Large joined Andy Talbot as a Partner in the business
Talbot & Son has been in business for 10 years!
Ian’s wife Gillian Large joined the team to help Hilary with the office work
We turned ‘Limited’
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!)
We relocated our main shop from James Place, Douglas to our current premises 61-62 Derby Square, Douglas
Talbot & Son started the Curtain side of the business, employing an in-house curtain maker.
Talbot & Son have been in business for 20 years
Simon Talbot, Andy’s Son, joins the family business
Talbot & Son have been in business for 30 years
Talbot & Son won the award for Luxaflex Dealer of the year
Talbot & Son become the first UK Luxaflex Gallery Dealer and extend their showroom to a second floor of the premises at Derby Square.
Kirsty Wilson joins the family business to help with day to day running of the business
Talbot & Son have been in business for 40 years
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.
Simon Talbot & Kirsty Wilson (nee Talbot) take Directorships and are the third generation of Talbot’s.