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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2015

18th December 2015

Christmas is here again and we will be closing next Tuesday at lunchtime (22/12/2015) until the New Year and reopening Monday 04/01/2015. Any orders processed between this time will be processed on our return.

Happy Christmas and we wish you a happy New Year!


Game of Curtain Poles

22nd June 2012

Winter is coming.

Well with the Summer Solstice now over and the weather forecast recently we wouldn’t blame you for thinking that.  

The Pole Company is well aware that we are not the only curtain pole retailer in the South West or the rest of England for that matter.  As Robert will tell you ruling a kingdom, even one populated by curtain poles, is difficult at the best of times.

Our quest is to give the best well rounded service we possibly can, both online and in our lovely shop.  We offer a large selection of quality products from high end designer curtain poles such as Alison Davies’ exquisite hand made curtain poles to more affordable ranges including Wood Works and Neo curtain poles.

With so much selection online vying for your attention its hard to choose which site is best for your needs.  To separate us from the other online ‘houses‘ The Pole Company aims to deliver a quality experience similar to that received by customers visitng our shop.   All of our online selection has been accurately categorised and filled with additional information to help you make the right decision for your home.  If you find yourself wanting more information then please contact us.  We pride ourselves on our in house knowledge and years of experience in the design industry, so do not hesitate to send a raven today!

Another way we stand out from the crowd is attempting to promote and sell specialist curtain poles.  These include Lawson Johnston’s glass curtain poles; hand crafted beyond the wall by the white walkers (possibly) see our link to a previous blog on them here, and Out of the Fire our favourite local blacksmith who specialises in hand forged wrought iron curtain poles.

If you find yourself in Winterfell, I mean Bath, then please come and visit.  We are open 9-5 all week and 10-5 on Saturday.  There will always be an expert designers in The Pole Company.  Our helpful staff are on hand to answer any questions you have about any of our products and general advice.   Ideally when paying we would like you to follow the Lannister’s code of conduct when it comes to debt.   For more details on what to expect when visiting the shop please see our previous blog!

So there you have it, why we think you should use us over any other site out there!  For the time being we sit happily on the throne of poles but we know that competition is always out there so we ensure to deliver the best service possible to every customer and make sure they walk away with a valuable experience.

If you have guessed the subtle theme of this blog by now then we would like to just take a moment to emphasise that unlike the inspired source material our staff won’t be subject to swift removal in medieval fashion like Mr Stark, among others, nor do we have a dire-wolf/wolves present in the shop although regular dogs are welcome!

As always please check our Facebook, Twitter and Google + accounts for more information and exclusive updates! thanks for reading and remember…

When you play the game of curtain poles, you win or you go out of business.  There is no middle ground.


The Original Pole Company

16th November 2011

We’ve been running as a business for 11 years this month, what a long journey its been!  Keeping in the birthday spirit, we wanted to do something special to celebrate.   A big idea we immediately thought of was telling the history of The Pole Company which has never been mentioned before, but we thought it was high time to bring up how the company came about.

The idea behind The Pole Company originates with its founders the Hewetts.   With a background in design and agriculture, the entrepreneurial duo set about using their joint skills to take on the curtain pole industry and set alight their passion. So in November 1999 they began putting their dreams into reality.   As all businesses do, they began small, working from Home and building up a solid, loyal customer base offering one on one design consultancies and expert fitting.   After a few years of very hard work they were able to move into a shop in 2004.

The Pole Company on Walcot Street

The Pole Company 2004-2010 Walcot Street













The new shop was situated on Walcot Street.   It was a quaint little shop where customers would not only be able to come and visit properly but also see displays on the wall rather than just in catalogues or by the finished product.   Having a shop so close to the town centre also meant that The Pole Company had begun to get a substantial foothold in Bath and the SouthWest which in turn got them recognised by big players in the Design Industry including S-Craft, Luxaflex and Hallis Hudson to name but a few.

The staff also grew in number, with The Hewetts introducing more design experts to lead the shop so they could finally grant themselves some time off after all these years.  The Pole Company was even able to set up links with Bath University through their graduate internship scheme attempting to involve younger generations in the design industry through practical applications.


After a few years at this location and many sales down the line, an opening became available on Saracen Street.   The shop ‘High and Mighty’ had decided to leave and The Hewetts believing it was a golden opportunity did not hesitate on the matter.   In 2010 they moved into the new shop and immediately began planning the interior design with the help of our friends at The Ministry of Pine (experts in wood design), which is the layout you see today when entering the shop.

The Pole Company Saracen Street

The Pole Company 2010-Present Saracen Street














Having a new spot gave their employees a greater enthusiasm to make the most of the location, catching more customers and also being in a lighter shop allowed the products the opportunity to sell themselves.   The Hewetts quickly made their mark on the shop by putting a fantastic unique custom made shutter in our top stairs window (take a look if you’re in the shop).

The Pole Company Custom Shutter

The Pole Company Custom Shutter Upstairs!







The Pole Company also signed up to Bath Spa University, on the other side of Bath, for their internship scheme and again successfully managed to employ a young graduate from it.

In the last 12 months The Pole Company’s Website was also able to grow with a new IT team in place, dedicated to evolving and enhancing the site, which now is proving to be highly successful and a fierce competitor online.

So there you have it the history of the The Original Pole Company. We are here today through a lot of dedication and hardwork, and hopefully will be able to redo and updated version this blog in another 10 years time!
As always check out our Facebook group and Twitter profile for exclusive updates-thanks for reading!


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