There is nothing better than experience, someone said. The career of Tim Powell in the blind industry commenced in 1980 when he joined Perma Blinds. This was a successful wholesaling, manufacturing, contracting organisation even dabbling in retail. It will be remembered by many in the industry as the first company to set up individuals and companies as manufacturers of blinds. Many of those are still operating very successfully to this day. In 2022 Tim became the Business Development Director at Smartlouvre who manufacture MicroLouvre; the world’s thinnest and lightest metal louvre fabric.