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About us

Since 1974 we have been manufacturing quality curtain, blinds and shading solutions.

About Us


The Custom Group Standard

We manufacture our own products in house to ISO9001 standards using directly employed personnel. This provides speed and flexibility of manufacture whilst maintaining total control over quality.

We offer nationwide service and cover all project sizes - from single room refurbishments to large scale construction projects.

Unrivalled expertise

With experience spanning over 4 decades, our staff have the knowledge and experience to find a brilliant solution to your project requirements. We offer nationwide service and cover all project sizes - from single room refurbishments to large scale construction projects.

We work with end users, architects, product specifiers and quantity surveyors to deliver a 'turnkey' solution.


Our Process

Our four-step process is designed to be simple and stress-free from enquiry to installation.
Contact us and speak to a member of our friendly sales team.
Site Visit & Quote
Our product specialist will attend site, discuss your requirements and take measurements for our estimating team to raise a quotation.
Order & Manufacture
After placing your order, materials will be ordered and your goods are manufactured in house to ISO9001 specifications.
Our operations team will contact you to arrange installation, professionally installed by our in-house installation teams.


Custom Group was founded in 1974 by Richard J. Rybij, an Ilkeston-born man who combined his skill in sales and manufacturing of soft furnishings to offer a fast, quality curtain manufacturing service.

The 'Custom Curtain Company' was formed, and its success in the retail market quickly spread to the commercial sector. The same principles of attention to detail and customer care resulted in the company being awarded prestigious contracts in the UK and internationally; the business was subsequently incorporated in 1987.

The 1990s saw the manufacture of window blinds commence, along with the launching of a specialist theatre division, formed to provide curtains, seating and other drapery products for some of the most prominent performance venues in the UK and abroad. Projects included refurbishing all the soft furnishings for The Point Depot in Dublin and rejuvenating the Lyceum Theatre in London in time for Prince Charles' 50th Birthday Party.

The early 2000s saw a company name change, Custom Group Ltd, to reflect the increasing range of products offered by the business. The expansion of all divisions led to the construction of the company's current headquarters, adding additional valuable office space, conferencing facilities and production capacity to alleviate pressure on its other two existing factory units.

With an ever-growing customer and product portfolio, this additional manufacturing space was quickly utilised, leading to the acquisition of two adjacent factory units in 2016. These were integrated rapidly into what is the current manufacturing facility.

Although the company has changed and evolved over the last few decades, the core values of product quality, service speed, and professionalism remain resolute. These values, coupled with an expanding product and customer base combined with investment in the latest production and process technology, position the company for a long and exciting future.

Why Custom Group?

Size matters

With over 50 directly employed people including 8 fitting teams, we have the resource to cope with the largest and most demanding projects.

Cost-effective products and services

Our buying power combined with lean in-house manufacturing enables us to keep pricing low, without compromising on quality or service.

Quality, bespoke products

All products are bespoke manufactured in our Ilkeston factory, exactly to your sizes /specification and to ISO9001 standards.

We'll handle everything

We'll measure, manufacture and professionally install your products without you having to involve any other third party.

We'd love to hear from you

Our sales team are on hand if you have any questions, call us at 0800 830 3060, email us at or use the form!