World-class training and support

In keeping with our company ethos, Schmidt’s franchise training and support system has been delicately crafted to furnish you with all the tools you need to be confident of success.

We see our role as far more than just telling you the best way to do things; on top of providing industry-leading training, our dedicated team doubles up as a support network to keep you thriving from the moment you open your showroom.

The Schmidt Groupe Academy has been helping people like you for 35 years, mixing theory with practical on-site work, followed by made-to-measure support and expert help to recruit and train your staff before you even open.


Expert design and fit-out
of your new showroom


Guidance on your
business plan & funding


Dedicated and experienced
support teams


Loan from Schmidt
supports cash flow


Full initial training
& set-up support for you


Extensive, ongoing training
courses for your team

Tailored training to broaden your knowledge

Becoming a successful home interiors business owner begins with several weeks of onboarding training and mentoring, covering topics including:

This programme has been specifically developed to help each franchisee feel fully confident before their doors open, and is constantly updated with best-in-class practices.

Ongoing targeted support to sharpen your skills

Even once your showroom is open and you’re giving potential customers the signature Schmidt welcome, the training doesn’t stop there. You will enjoy several weeks of specific sales training to help you master your pitch and convert would-be customers into confirmed sales.

Thereafter you will have the ongoing support of Schmidt’s retail team to ensure you’re maximising your showroom’s potential and delivering the success you want. Your dedicated UK support team are backed up by the experts at head office in Alsace, all working to help ensure your business is successful.

Your fellow franchisees are there to help

Joining the Schmidt family means you will have instant access to liaise with dozens of fellow business owners in our growing UK franchise network. It’s reassuring to know you can speak with people who have been on the same journey as you, absorbing advice from them and using it to push your own business forward.