ABOUT US

A partnership of quality, integrity and premium service

Signature shutters and blinds is a premium customised shade solution company. We are the leader in the field of unique service and high quality window furnishing, our goal is to provide the best solution for you.

Our Story

Nigel Wickens’ experience in the shutter and blinds industry spans 25 years, beginning in 1991 with his local Northern Beaches company, Gotcha Covered Shutters and Blinds. Gotcha quickly grew from its humble beginnings in Nigel’s Cromer granny flat, to a thriving small business servicing some of the most iconic homes on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

To meet growing demand, Nigel hired local tradesman and world paddleboard champion Brad Gaul, alongside local cabinetmaker Warren Bennett. The boys’ customer service, honesty and talent quickly saw Gotcha develop into one of Sydney’s leading window furnishing retailers, synonymous with quality and talented workmanship. Under Nigel’s mentorship, both Brad and Warren created their own local prestige shutter businesses, Signature Shutters and Blinds and Sublime Shutters and Blinds. The skills and commercial acumen the boys acquired at Gotcha saw both businesses achieve tremendous success, and the three businesses enjoyed friendly competition – so friendly they continued to share their annual staff Christmas parties.

By 2014, Nigel and Brad could no longer ignore the obvious synergies of a combined business, and they reunited as Signature Shutters and Blinds. There was just one piece missing, and in 2016, impressed with the merger between his old workmates, Warren too joined forces with Signature Shutters and Blinds.

Now based in Cromer with the support of their team of dedicated office staff and fitters, Nigel, Brad and Warren are pursuing their vision to become Sydney’s premier window furnishing and external shade solutions provider – a partnership of quality, integrity and premium service.

Our Team

At Signature Shutters and Blinds we pride ourselves in offering quality products and exceptional service, at an affordable price. We only supply products of the highest quality, so you can have the peace of mind that you will be enjoying your shutters or blinds for many years to come.

Light enters our homes in a variety of ways and knowing the right product to address this is vital part of a good interior design. Colours can define internal rooms and  make powerful statements to the exterior of you home. Different fabrics react differently with light. Well designed and thoughtful solutions can add value and aesthetic appeal, however poorly planed executions can result in the opposite. Our team of experienced Shade Consultants will guide you through the design process to ensure you get the best possible solution for your home.

Our Directors

BRAD GAUL

Brad is an experienced and qualified carpenter, utilising his knowledge to solve tricky installation situations both internally and externally. Brad has been working in the industry for over 15 years and is highly regarded in the shutter and blind industry for his problem solving ability and exceptional craftsmanship.

Along with being a successful businessman, Brad is equally dedicated to the sport of paddleboarding, achieving 2x world Molokai titles and a world first paddling crossing the Bass Strait. This dedication is reflected in his strong work ethic. Brad is also heavily involved in the community, coaching kids up and down the beaches and doing motivational speaking engagements.

Brad Gaul

NIGEL WICKENS

Nigel is an experienced and qualified cabinetmaker and has taken these skills and honed them for the shutter industry. Nigel has been fitting shutters for 24 years and has developed a unique range of fitting skills, knowledge and experience unmatched within this industry.

Known as the “Shutter Guy”, Nigel is highly respected as a leader in the industry, with many suppliers looking to him for advice and guidance on products and new developments. While being committed to his business he has found the time to raise a beautiful family and supports many sporting programs within the community.

Nigel Wickens

WARREN BENNETT

Warren is a fully qualified cabinetmaker who transitioned seamlessly into the blind and shutter industry. He has been selling and installing window furnishings for over 15 years, and its a job he is still extremely enthusiastic about today. Warren’s past customers describe him as someone who offers extremely honest advice without the pushy sales pitch.

He also loves to tackle tricky installs that others say are not possible. Warren is very passionate about his business and puts in long hours, but in his down time he is a very competitive sportsman.

Warren Bennett

The Signature Family

CATHY

Administration and Accounts Manager

Cathy has been working with blinds and shutters for many years and is highly regarded with in the industry. Her background in customer service and administration makes her the perfect fit for our office team.  Here at Signature, Cathy looks after all accounts and will be one of the voices at the other end of the phone attending to your enquiry.

Outside work she volunteers with the Rural Fire Service, enjoys bush walking and going to the beach.

Cathy

SIMONE

Administration and Accounts

SIMONE

SIMON

Sales and Administration Manager

Simon has been in the industry for almost 10 years. Much of that time was with Warren at Sublime Shutters & Blinds as his admin manager and also sales rep. His product knowledge and experience in the industry fits perfectly with Signature Shutters & Blinds and no doubt you will hear his voice when you call through or drop in to the showroom.

Outside work Simon loves photography with some his photos having been shown in exhibitions in Australia and overseas.

Simon

CHRIS

Installation Professional

Chris was part of the Gotcha Covered team and is a qualified cabinetmaker who has a great eye for detail. He has been fitting for 8 years and with his cabinetmaking skills, shows an ability that far exceeds the time.

He is a local Northern Beaches personality who is always energetic and keen to go above and beyond.

CHRIS

KRIS

Installation Professional

Kris successful ran his own shutter business on the lower north shore for many years. His experience over 20 years lead him to become a freelance fitter in Sydney’s north.

Moving to the Northern Beaches, Signature thought he would be a great asset to the business due to his all round fitting and sales skills and is now permanently part of the Signature team.

KRIS

DAN

Installation Professional

DAN

RHYS

Installation Professional

RHYS

LACHIE

Installation Professional

LACHIE

we believe that every home deserves the signature touch

See what our happy customers think

  • Renée Offner Pensini Avatar
    Renée Offner Pensini

    Great Service, Product and Friendly Staff, would highly recommend Signature Shutters and Blinds! Thank you.

    9/27/2016
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    Cate O'Mahony

    I've used these guys twice now and I can't recommend them highly enough. Their work is great and they are really professional and friendly.

    12/21/2016
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    Rebecca Flint

    We absolutely LOVE our shutters. We got them first in the baby's room and they looked so amazing we decided to do the rest of the house. They have added massive value to our property and provide the right balance of privacy and style. 10 out of 10 guys!

    6/01/2018
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    Len Moss

    WOW! These guys are great, professional, meticulous and all round nice guys. thanks Rhys Dan and Warren. Much appreciate your efforts.

    8/02/2017
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    Sarah Hendry

    Perfect job guys! LOVE my shutters & blinds - very happy

    9/17/2015
    Jason Poll Avatar
    Jason Poll

    Just awsome...... only time will tell when we get more from them.

    1/27/2017

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