Richard supplied and fitted shutters to a bay window. He was extremely helpful in explaining all the design options and their pros and cons. He kept all appointments, and was easy to contact. He fitted the shutters very professionally.
The shutters are about one-third of the price of top-name branded shutters (eg Sanderson), and to me seem to be of a high quality. Richard explained that one Chinese supplier supplies most independent fitters of shutters such as himself, as well as many cheaper branded shutters. That explains the huge price differentials in the market-place, though I expect that fitting costs are also cheaper for an independent fitter.