Unit 6 Springwell Court, Holbeck, Leeds LS12 1AL
0113 245 4050

About Us

Solar control systems for todays commercial environment


Part of the Fresco Group established in 1993, Fresco Solar Shading are specialists in providing window blinds and curtains for commercial, health and education environments.

Fresco Solar Shading manufactures and installs the Linea range of blind products throughout the UK, directly employing all representatives of the company. This allows us the ability to control the whole process of providing blinds to our clients, from the initial enquiry to the final handover and does not allow for the confusion of using sub-contract installation teams.

Working closely with Architects, Designers, Main Contractors and End Users, Fresco take the clients’ brief into consideration and assess the type of product available, the layout and functionality of the building to ultimately provide a solar shading solution to benefit all of the requirements .

Au-fait with all aspects of current legislation on working environments and solar glare combined with the added requirement of BREEAM sustainability, Fresco Solar Shading provides customers with a solution from the Linea range of products which are practical, aesthetic and environmentally friendly.

Operating throughout the UK, Fresco Solar Shading is able to offer companies with multiple offices the option of using a ‘one stop supplier’ which will give continuity of product and service and the knowledge that the quality of product  remains the same throughout their organisation

Our Team

Ian Staines – Managing Director

Email: ian.staines@frescogroup.co.uk
Ian and his father Eric Staines incorporated Fresco in 1993, initially as Fresco Interiors providing contract flooring to the commercial, health and education marketplace.

Over the last 20 years Fresco has developed into a successful group of companies including Fresco Solar Shading, Fresco Flooring, Frescrete and Fresco Ceilings. Ian is Managing Director of the group and is married to Anna who is a Director of Fresco Ceilings.

In his spare time Ian enjoys time with his family, racing MG’s and has recently taken up flying lessons.


Sean Atkinson – Sales Manager

Email: Sean.atkinson@frescogroup.co.uk

Sean has worked in the Solar Shading industry for over 30 years and has provided solutions for some very large Commercial, Health and Education projects throughout the UK.

Joining Ian and Mark in 2002 to increase the Fresco Solar Shading Linea brand, Sean has helped develop the company in to a recognised and respected national window blind provider.

In his spare time Sean enjoys all sports, especially rugby and cricket although his playing days are well and truly over.


Mark Hislop – Contracts Manager 

 Email: Mark.hislop@frescogroup.co.uk

Having previously being employed by a national window furnishing company, Mark has been Contracts Manager at Fresco for over 13 years.

Au-fait with all types of window shading Mark is technically aware of the most appropriate product to install in most given environments.

In his spare time there is nothing Mark likes better than escaping into the country, with his wife Gail and their dogs, to relax at his holiday home fishing and walking


Levi Towell – Business Development Manager

Email: Levi.towell@frescogroup.co.uk 

Levi joined the company in April this year, coming from a previous sales background he was brought in to increase growth in the sales arm.

Levi was at Leeds Metropolitan University and is a keen sportsman playing a lot of cricket for the University and a local side Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club. He enjoys socialising with his close friends on a weekend