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Dream Doors Ltd
Earn a SIX FIGURE INCOME with this
multi-award winning full BFA member franchise
Annual net profits of £100,000+ are being achieved right now. So you can rest assured that, if you work hard, you'll earn a substantial income.
But what brings you to this site today? Is it just about the money, or are there other factors important to you? Do you want to:
- Escape from your current employment?
- Be the boss and be in control of your future?
- Enjoy a fresh start after redundancy or retirement?
- Spend more time with your family, or work closer to home?
- Build an asset to sell or to boost your income after retirement?
You can have all of this running your own Dream Doors franchise.
And you DON'T NEED any kitchen industry experience or practical skills.
So, who are Dream Doors and what do they do?
With 70 showrooms across the country, and close to 50,000 projects completed to date, Dream Doors is the UK's largest and most successful kitchen facelift retailer.
Average annual sales from a franchised showroom is now £500,000+. With your commitment and determination, and our proven business model, you can achieve MORE THAN £1MILLION in yearly turnover and earn a healthy six-figure income.
Dream Doors has built a reputation for ethical trading, integrity and award-winning support. With 13 industry trophy-wins to date, we are:
- Full members of the British Franchise Assocation (bfa)
- Winner's of the bfa's Best Franchisee Recruitment Award
- A former bfa Brand Builder of Year
- FOUR time finalists in the bfa's Franchisor of the Year Awards
- Winners in the government-backed National Training Awards
- EIGHT time winners in the Franchise Marketing Awards
- Accredited by the independent monitoring scheme, Checkatrade
Record sales & growth, whatever the economic climate!
Brand turnover has trebled in the last five years with like-for-like sales increasing every year as well. And 2015 saw some stellar individual monthly performances:
|£74,965 by Wakefield in January||£124,268 by Oxford in February|
|£102,195 by North Wiltshire in February||£99,574 by Barnham in March|
|£96,531 by Kingston in April||£98,450 by Norwich in May|
|£93,635 by Beverley (Hull) in June||£129,776 by Poole in July|
|£86,455 by Southampton in September||£111,662 by Cambridge in October|
|£105,148 by Woking in October||£100,051 by Wolverhampton in November|
Why is there so much demand for Dream Doors?
A kitchen facelift is popular with customers for three key reasons:
1. It saves money – typically half the price of an average kitchen
2. It saves time – it can be fitted in just a day or two
3. It saves upheaval – which means much less mess in the home
And with 80% of jobs bought by people in their 60s or older, Dream Doors has a core customer base that is growing, that is less affected by any economic uncertainty and has disposable income to spend.
Remember, this is NOT a hands-on business
At Dream Doors, we help you find the perfect kitchen installation team who, typically, will work for you on a sub-contracted basis. That means you can focus on what you do best – meeting customers and running your business.
Helen Mahon, who owns the Norfolk franchise with husband, Philip, has just signed up for a third term of their franchise. Says Helen: “I'd never done anything like this before. Running a business, selling and working in the kitchen industry were all very new to me. Yes it was a steep learning curve, but it was also an exciting challenge. And it was definitely the right career move; I’d never felt so excited, enthusiastic or inspired by work before!”
Helen & Philip sell more than £600,000 a year from their Norwich-based showroom.
Training, support and continuing development
Our award winning training* is vital to your success as a Dream Doors franchisee. You'll receive a 12-week induction programme, covering all aspects of running a successful kitchen business, including:
You'll also have regular – and ongoing – visits from one of our five in-territory support managers, all experienced in kitchens, sales, training and business coaching.
Lak Deol, of Dream Doors Reading & Wokingham, said: "It was the best training I've ever been on. The Business Development Managers couldn't be more helpful. Everything has gone at the timescale presented to us; it's been such a positive start!”
Your local showroom matched with big-brand credibility
Working from home to begin with (just while you learn the ropes), you'll be managing your own Dream Doors showroom within six months. And, since our success is directly related to yours, everything we do is geared up to getting you selling and making money as quickly as possible!
Why the more you sell, the less you pay
Dream Doors only gets paid when you make a sale, through management services fees based on franchisees' turnover. These fees are reduced once annual targets are met, so that the more you sell, the less you pay.
“Since joining Dream Doors I've never looked back. I'm in charge of my career and, at last, I'm able to balance my work and my life! I'd recommend a franchise to anyone else who wants to build something for the future.”
Craig Allen – Dream Doors Wealden.
What you need to do next
Are you serious about running your own business?
Do you want to be part of a brand that is the biggest name in its sector, and benefit from award-winning training and support?
Do you want to earn a six-figure income (some franchise owners have achieved that by year two, lots of others by year three)?
If you are motivated, resilient and comfortable in a managerial role – and you have liquid capital of at least £30,000 to kick start your new business – our team would love to hear from you today.
Contact us today to find out more about this opportunity.
Dream Doors will be at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham from 30th Sept to 1st October.
FREE tickets available on request.
Meet us on stand L60.
It’s obvious why so many have warmed to Dream Doors”
Ex-O2 Director shares his experiences as a new Dream Doors franchisee
Before joining Dream Doors and launching his franchise in Swansea, Lavine Jones held several lucrative positions for high street brands, working his way up to become an Operations Director for O2. But, while he thrived on responsibility and appreciated the financial rewards on offer, Lavine had never felt fulfilled in his career. That changed when he decided to open his own Dream Doors franchise; here Lavine tells us what first attracted him to the proposition:
“I could instantly see the value in the Dream Doors service as well as the potential prospects for a franchisee,” he says. “The fact that customers could save up to 40% is a big deal, no matter the business. So, to me, it’s obvious why so many have warmed to Dream Doors”.
Like many people leaving behind the security of a salaried role, Lavine was a little apprehensive about his transition from employee to franchisee. He had previous experience in interior design, although was only just joining the kitchen industry. Lavine was driven, with personal discipline and the ability to learn from those around him. He also recognised that everyone involved with Dream Doors shared his hunger for success.
“As soon as I met Troy (Dream Doors' founder and Managing Director) I knew that this was the company I wanted to invest in,” says Lavine. “His passion for the brand is infectious. I've work closely with my Business Development Manager since the outset too, and his skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for the business have definitely helped us get to where we are today.”
Lavine admits that his journey so far has had its fair share of challenges. For a start, he must travel from his home in Cardiff to Swansea every day, and back again. On average Lavine drives 100 miles daily!
“There were no opportunities in Cardiff when I approached Dream Doors. The nearest available territory was in Swansea,” he says. “But I believed so much in this business that I was prepared to travel, and that belief has paid off. The benefits of being able to work with my wife, and see more of my kids than I ever did when I was employed, far outweigh the hassles of the commute!”
“This is the best experience I've ever had,” Lavine adds. “But it might not be right for everyone. My advice to anyone starting out in a franchise is to be patient, and be prepared to put a huge amount of time and effort in. You'll need to be humble at times too, and be willing to change the way you work. Do that and you could have a fun, rewarding and lucrative business of your own.”
Dream Doors is the U.K’s largest kitchen facelift retailer with over 70 showrooms nationwide. Reviews of its time and money-saving kitchen makeovers can be found on www.checkatrade.com
Dream Doors gives first live demonstration at The National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham
At this year’s National Franchise Exhibition, kitchen makeover firm Dream Doors is unveiling something never seen at a franchise show before: a live kitchen door swap.
With demonstrations planned hourly throughout the two-day event, visitors can watch Dream Doors’ director of franchising Bill Owen – a carpenter and joiner by trade, but admittedly several decades off the tools now – replace the doors in a mocked-up kitchen. A wide variety of styles and colours will be used, from the brand’s top sellers to the more avant-garde options, revealing how quickly and simply a kitchen can be transformed with just a few new doors.
“We’ve been considering something like this for a while now,” says Bill. “But we’d always assumed potential investors are more interested in the business model than the makeover process. Especially since we are a sales and management franchise, and our franchisees aren’t expected to swap doors or fit any kitchens themselves.
“That said, we have some truly stunning products to show investors – including a seamless work surface that has no visible joins. And since it’s both the products and the speed of installation that our franchisees are selling to their customers, we thought why not demonstrate that at the NEC?”
Founded in Hampshire back in 1999, Dream Doors has grown to become the UK’s largest kitchen facelift retailer with more than 70 showrooms nationwide. The company’s innovative makeover service allows customers to completely redesign their kitchen at a fraction of the price of a full re-fit. It also reduces downtime and upheaval for the homeowner, with an average job that includes new doors, drawers, worktops, sink and taps taking just a day or two for an installation team to complete.
Managing Director, Troy Tappenden, who opened Dream Doors’ first showroom in Gosport back in 2002 and has spearheaded the company’s growth since then, predicts a turnover of £40M this year.
“Dream Doors has never been in a better position than it is now. 2016 is going to be our best year yet adding an incredible 20% to last year’s figures,” he says. “But we’re an ambitious company, and certainly won’t be resting on our laurels. Our biggest growth challenge now is in finding new partners for the dozens of areas that aren’t occupied, or finding buyers for existing territories that are ripe for resale. And that’s why we’re coming to the NEC again this autumn – but this time with a different approach and with live kitchen makeovers. Just don’t expect to see me swapping any doors myself!”
The National Franchise Exhibition will be open from 10am to 5pm on Friday 30th September and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 1st October. Free tickets are available online for a limited period. Dream Doors’ will present hourly kitchen makeover demonstrations on stand L60.
Dream Doors will be at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham from 30th Sept to 1st October.
FREE tickets available on request.
Meet us on stand L60.
New Dream Doors showroom brings kitchen makeovers and replacement door services to Herts
21 January, 2016 – Kitchen makeover firm and award-winning franchise Dream Doors opened its latest UK showroom in Ware, Herts today (21 January), in a gala ceremony that saw Town Mayor, Cllr Phyllis Ballam cut the ribbon to officially open the new showroom.
Dream Doors is the biggest kitchen makeover franchise in the UK, and the new Dream Doors East Herts showroom brings high quality replacement kitchen doors and kitchen makeovers to Ware, Stevenage and the surrounding area.
The new showroom is located at Star Street, Ware, and is owned by local couple Tom Crossley and Carly Eden. Carly’s father Nigel – a franchise owner with more than 20 years’ experience running McDonalds and Dominos franchises – is a co-owner of Dream Doors East Herts, making it a true family-run business.
“We want to establish the showroom as a high quality local business, where people can give their kitchen a makeover for a fraction of the cost of a full re-fit,” said Carly Eden. “The local area and the market town of Ware especially, is incredibly important to us, and we’ll be using local fitters and suppliers all the time. We have all the support that comes from being part of a national retailer, but with the local knowledge and expertise that is so important to Ware.”
Dream Doors is the UK’s leading kitchen makeover firm, and has a presence on high streets all across the country. It transforms old and tired kitchens by replacing doors, worktops and drawer fronts, for around 40% of the cost of a full kitchen re-fit, and completed with minimum disruption in just 48 hours.
Tom Crossley has spent much of his career as a restaurant manager, in charge of various restaurants at Heathrow Airport, managing up to 60 staff in a busy environment. Carly Eden has worked in sales and marketing in the travel industry, and together feels that their skills are highly complementary and well-suited for owning a franchise.
“I’d seen my father achieve great success as a franchisee, so when Tom and I decided to work together, franchising was the obvious choice,” said Carly Eden. “Dream Doors seemed like an opportunity too good to pass up: there’s an on-going consumer demand for kitchen makeover services; Dream Doors is an honest business, with quality products, a focus on customer satisfaction and a proven and established business model; and it gave Tom and I the opportunity to work in the local community, something important to us both.”
Carly and Tom have already been extremely busy before their showroom opening, processing dozens of orders already. Dream Doors MD Troy Tappenden believes that Dream Doors East Herts will be a major success in 2016:
“The prior careers of Carly and Tom saw them develop extensive sales and marketing skills and the ability to thrive in a busy, high pressure environment – this is perfect preparation for Dream Doors,” he said. “Bringing their experience, local knowledge and expertise to our proven model means that Dream Doors East Herts could go on to be one of our best performing franchises.”
Dream Doors opens new showroom in Kings Langley
14 January, 2016 – Dream Doors Watford and St Albans was opened today in a gala ceremony by the Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, the local Member of Parliament. The showroom is owned by lifelong Kings Langley resident Martin Smith and his wife Alex, who believe that local residents will relish the opportunity to work with local people to transform their kitchen:
“Dream Doors’ kitchen makeovers have been a hit all over the UK and we are delighted to be bringing these services to the area,” said Martin Smith. “Consumers relish the chance to use a national retail brand to transform their kitchen for a fraction of the cost and hassle of a full re-fit, whilst at the same time dealing with a trusted local face. It’s the biggest kitchen makeover retailer in the UK and will be as popular here as it has in the rest of the country.”
Dream Doors has 70 showrooms across the UK, and since its launch in 1999, its model of replacing kitchen doors and work surfaces at a fraction of the cost of a re-fit has proved hugely popular with consumers. The company completed its 40,000th kitchen makeover in 2015 and the average turnover per franchise has increased to £500,000 last year.
Martin has spent much of his career as a photographer, while Alex had a background in childcare and most recently worked in a children’s centre. They both decided that they wanted a change of direction and the opportunity to work together in an environment that allowed them to make the most of their respective skills. After looking at a number of options, they decided that Dream Doors was the right opportunity for them, not only providing an interesting and stimulating workplace, but with two children, also a good work/life balance.
“I’ve been a photographer for much of my working life, and while I knew I wanted a change, I also knew that I wanted to keep being my own boss,” said Martin Smith. “Dream Doors gives me the best of both worlds – I have the support of a trusted and established kitchen makeover retailer but still get to make my own decisions and remain in charge.”
Dream Doors is the UK’s leading kitchen makeover firm and an award-winning franchise. Most of its franchisees, like the Smiths, don't have any previous kitchen industry experience. The company provides a 12-week induction training programme, and ongoing CPD, to ensure its franchisees grow and remain profitable.
Dream Doors MD Troy Tappenden believes that Martin and Alex have the potential to operate one of the best performing stores in the network:
“Martin’s background as a photographer means he has a natural eye for what looks good visually, and his and Alex’s customer skills are the among the best I’ve seen from a new franchisee,” he said. “This, combined with the growing demand for kitchen makeovers, means that the new showroom could be a real success story. As a company we have big plans for 2016 and we are proud to have Martin and Alex be a part of that.”
New Dream Doors showroom opens in Wootton Bassett
Dream Doors North Wiltshire franchisee, Ian Sturton, opened his showroom in Wootton Basset last week. The Royal town's deputy mayor, Councillor Ian Ferries, and his wife, Judy, were there to cut the ribbon, while celebrated town crier, Owen Collier, was on hand to ring in the news. Dream Doors' founder and managing director, Troy Tappenden – who formed the kitchen makeover company in Hampshire back in 1999 – was the first to congratulate Ian, handing over a bottle of champagne to celebrate his brand's latest showroom opening.
“This is another very proud moment for me,” said Troy. “It's a fantastic showroom in a great location, and I know Ian will be one of our most successful franchisees. He knows what he's doing, has had a great start already and, with support from my team and his own staff, those sales will continue to flood in.”
It's taken Ian, already an experienced retailer, seven busy months to finally get his showroom ready for launch. And, if he follows a typical Dream Doors franchisee's growth path, his turnover will increase fourfold from now on. “We've averaged sales of £25,000 a month since we started, and everything has worked out very well,” he said. “We're well ahead of our business plan, with at least £60,000 of sales to come in. It's been great and, if I'm honest, it's been crazy at times as well!
“Luckily we found Darren who has come on board as an installation controller. He has huge experience in kitchens, whereas my background is in business and retail, so Darren makes sure we're delivering on all the promises we've made to our customers.”
Like most Dream Doors franchisees, Ian had no previous kitchen industry experience. Award-winning training is delivered from the outset, including peer-to-peer mentoring from existing franchisees. And Ian's franchise manager, Bryn Jones, was quick to praise him for embracing all of the support at his disposal: “Ian took full advantage of our training programme, making himself available from the turn of the year. By the time he completed his week's induction course at head office in February, he'd already had five visits from myself and Andy Hart, our company sales trainer. He'd also spent three days with existing franchisees in Oxford, Thatcham and Woking.
“It's been a pleasure working with Ian and seeing his business grow,” he added. “I'm happy to see another showroom open around here as, of course, that now means most of the consumer demand in the south is being satisfied.”
Dream Doors is recruiting new franchisees nationwide, and there are also some existing and profitable franchise resales available in Bath, Essex, East Sussex and Kent. Franchisees don't need any practical expertise as sub-contracted teams or employed fitters handle the installations. The company will be on stand L60 at the National Franchise Exhibition this Friday and Saturday to meet interested parties.
Dream Doors Wins 7th Franchise Marketing Award
Dream Doors has won 'Best Online Marketing Campaign' in this year's Franchise Marketing Awards (FMAs). Shortlisted in three categories, this is the seventh trophy the kitchen facelift franchise has won in the last eight years. The company, a finalist for 'Best Website' and 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support' trophies as well, has notched up a record 24 nominations since the FMAs began back in 2006.
“If there was one award we felt we deserved the most, it was this one,” said Dream Doors founder and Managing Director, Troy Tappenden. “We've invested huge sums into online marketing in the last two years, which has helped our franchisees increase sales by 75%.
“Last year, sales from online enquiries accounted for 30% of franchisees' turnover – or £5million. This year it is running at 40%. And, of course, online marketing helps drive customers into our showrooms, and complements all other offline activities too.”
The FMAs, organised by Venture Marketing Group, recognise franchised brands that deliver both creative and innovative campaigns, and provide the highest standards of advertising and marketing support to their franchisees.
Adrian Goodsell, Head of Franchise Sales at Venture Marketing Group, said: “Congratulations to Dream Doors on winning this award. The winners in each category beat very strong competition to earn their trophy as the standard of the campaigns entered was extremely high.
“High quality marketing like this is a major reason why these franchised businesses and their franchisees are increasingly successful, even in the recent economic climate.”
With 50 franchised showrooms throughout the UK spread as far afield as Truro and Glasgow, Dream Doors is the UK's only national kitchen facelift retailer. The company specialises in kitchen makeovers – a time and money saving alternative to a full kitchen – and has been trading since the late 1990s. As a sales and management operation, franchisees don't require any kitchen industry experience; the top three Dream Doors franchisees last year – who collectively generated sales of more than two-and-a-half million pounds – came from the IT and education sectors, while one was an ex RAF officer.
Dream Doors Makes Franchise Marketing Awards Finals for 8th Year Running
KITCHEN FACELIFT RETAILER SHORTLISTED IN THREE CATEGORIES
Dream Doors has reached the Franchise Marketing Awards finals (FMAs) for the eighth year in a row. Two years after winning the last of its six FMA trophies, the kitchen facelift retailer has been shortlisted for 'Best Website' and 'Best Online Marketing Campaign', as well as 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support', an award the company won three years ago.
Founder and managing director, Troy Tappenden, who sold Dream Doors' first kitchen makeover 15 years ago, explains why he directs so much investment into marketing and franchisee support: “As a company, we don't earn anything unless a franchisee makes a sale. And, obviously, marketing is the first step in helping our franchisees win new customers,” he says. “That's why we've invested hundreds-of-thousands-of-pounds into marketing support and resources over the years.
“I'm pleased that our efforts have been recognised by the judges again this year, and will be hoping for another trophy this time round.”
Dream Doors reached the final in the 'Best Website' category after launching its new website late last year. The month after its release the company's 50 franchisees achieved record turnover with 50% of all leads coming from the new site. The 'Best Online Marketing Campaign' nomination comes off the back of a sustained online marketing activity – including the release of a bespoke iPad App – that has increased franchisees' sales from internet enquiries by 300% in two years.
'Best Franchisee Marketing Support' is an award Dream Doors won back in 2011. Since then, the company has fine-tuned its marketing support, doubling new franchisees' sales in their first six months of trading.
The awards are open for any franchised business to enter; previous winners have included prestigious brands such as McDonalds and Cash Converters. An independent panel of judges, made up of franchise industry and marketing professionals, picks the winners from each category. Those winners will be announced on Friday 14th March at the British and International Franchise Exhibition, Olympia, London.
Dream Doors will be on stand E120 at the exhibition, which is also open on Saturday 15th March from 10am.
Maidstone Mayor opens latest Dream Doors showroom
COUNCILLOR CLIVE ENGLISH TOASTS FRANCHISE OWNERS
AND WELCOMES NEW TOWN CENTRE INVESTMENT
Dream Doors Maidstone celebrated its showroom opening last Thursday. Franchise owners Stuart and Lisa Hewitt hosted an early champagne reception, welcoming dozens of customers and local residents through the doors. The Mayor of Maidstone Councillor Clive English, who also represents the town's High Street ward, was there to cut the ribbon and offer the couple his support.
“It's always great to see companies such as Dream Doors invest in the high street,” said Cllr English. “Successful businesses like these help regenerate the town centre. And owners like Stuart and Lisa provide much-needed employment opportunities within the community.”
Dream Doors is the UK's largest kitchen facelift retailer with showrooms as far afield as Truro and York. The Hewitts own the Maidstone franchise, and can now offer the brand's time and money-saving kitchen makeover service throughout the area.
“Lisa and I are Kent locals, and we know what this concept will bring to homes in the area,” said Stuart. “A kitchen facelift – which usually means swapping the doors and drawers, worktops and sink – will be half the cost of most new kitchens and installed in a couple of days.
“What's more, Lisa and I are also home owners, and we know what we would expect when inviting tradespeople into our home. We have high standards, and so does Dream Doors.”
Those standards are put to the test by independent consumer monitoring scheme, Check-a-trade, through which customers are invited to rate Dream Doors franchisees. One customer in Chatham, who scored the Hewitts 10 out of 10, wrote: “I'll get them back to complete more work. They're very kind and thoughtful and employed a great fitter who was very passionate.”
Whereas most Dream Doors franchisees leave salaried roles for the first time, Stuart was already an experienced business owner before joining last year. He saw an opportunity with Dream Doors to quickly build a local family business working alongside wife, Lisa.
“In many ways, this is familiar to me,” he said. “I understand sales, installations and finance. But having the backing of an established brand like Dream Doors has helped us get going far faster than we could on our own. We have the best pre-showroom turnover in the network – and that includes December – so I forecast at least half-a-million pounds of sales this year.”
Awards galore for Dream Doors franchisees
Dream Doors held its 11th Annual Conference in Hampshire last month. Winners of the top prize, Oxford franchisees Elaine and Mike Hurley, closed out the year with just over a million pounds of sales. Second place went to Dorset-based Clive Coldwell and Angela Lowe, who posted an annual turnover of more than £800,000. The bronze award went to long-established franchisees, Chris and Paula Hann from Lincoln, who finished 2013 with £700,000 of sales in what was their 10th year of trading.
Several new franchisees from across the country were welcomed to the brand. And new showroom openings were celebrated in areas as far apart as Truro and Glasgow. The event gave franchisees old and new a chance to reflect on the most successful year in Dream Doors' 15-year history, and look forward to some exciting developments for 2014.
Franchisee, Roy Easthope from Croydon, there with wife and business partner, Lorna, said: “That was the best Conference to date. It was great to meet up with everyone again and share our experiences. It was encouraging to see so many new faces as well.”
Susan de Mey, who launched Dream Doors' most southerly branch last year, travelled all the way from Cornwall. “It was a really informative day with so much great content,” she said. “But that's what I've now come to expect from Dream Doors.”
Just over a year ago, at 2012's Annual Conference, Dream Doors Newbury and Basingstoke franchisee, Lesley Wallace, was planning the launch of her showroom. Husband, Adrian, was still working as a software engineer helping Lesley out with some administrative tasks in the evenings.
In the 12 months since then, Lesley sold more than half-a-million pounds of kitchen makeovers – in only her first year of trading. Adrian has since scaled back his engineering work to just one day a week so that he can become a more active partner in their business. And, at 2013's Annual Conference, the couple won the coveted 'Player's Player' Award – a trophy voted for by all 53 Dream Doors franchisees.
“That was a very proud moment for us,” said Adrian. “We had no inkling that we were going to win anything, nor did we have any expectations. We were quite taken aback by it.”
The 'Player's Player' Award is presented to the franchise that has given the most back to the brand. The Wallaces were recognised for the support they give to their fellow franchisees and, in particular, all the new starters who shadow the couple in their showroom and out on appointments.
“Lesley and Adrian were very generous with their time when we were starting out,” said Maidstone franchisee, Stuart Hewitt. “They definitely helped Lisa and I make the right decisions when planning our own launch.”
The final trophy of the night, Check-a-trade's 'Franchisee of the Year', was handed out by Kevin Byrne, managing director of the well-known independent monitoring scheme. Awarded to the branch with the highest scores for customer service, the Check-a-trade trophy went to Clive Coldwell and Angela Lowe of Dream Doors Poole.
“Achieving second place in the Dream Doors turnover rankings behind Elaine and Mike was some achievement,” said Clive. “But this is the award we'll cherish the most. In effect, the Check-a-trade award is voted for by the public. And it shows what a great service we deliver, no matter how many sales we make.”
Dream Doors will be on stand F10 at the National Franchise Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham on 14th and 15th February.
How these franchisees sold £214,000 in a single month
Dream Doors Oxford franchisees, Mike and Elaine Hurley, sold a record £214,000 of kitchen makeovers in June. That means the Hurleys have taken almost three-quarters-of-a-million pounds in six months. And, says Mike, there's plenty more business yet to come in.
“I actually quoted for a quarter-of-a-million pounds in June, of which we signed £95,000,” he says. “The rest came from appointments made in previous months. We've got more than £150,000 of quotes still out there and, with such a good proposition, incredible products and a quality service, I know a large proportion of those will turn into sales.
“Consumer confidence is definitely returning,” Mike adds. “People are willing to invest in their property, they're not worried about redundancy any more and I really do believe we're clear of the recession now.”
Find out why Dream Doors kitchen makeovers are so popular with the nation's homeowners – click here to request your free information pack.
Mike and Elaine opened their Dream Doors showroom just over four years ago. Last year they became the first franchisees to top a million pounds in annual sales. Yet neither of them had any previous kitchen industry or direct sales experience. In fact, less than 5% of Dream Doors franchisees have been involved in kitchens before.
Dream Doors Poole's owners, Clive Coldwell and Angela Lowe, worked in IT and now have a business that's generated more than £600,000 in sales this year alone. While Cambridge franchisees Gareth and Louise Kavanagh-Dixon worked in the public sector and software sales before joining Dream Doors late last year. Their showroom doesn't open until August, but they've already sold more than £200,000 – in their first six months working from home!
It really doesn't matter what you've done before, or what you do now. With Dream Doors' award-winning training and support you can build a profitable business of your own. The average showroom turnover is £400,000 per annum, with a 15% net profit. Some franchisees earn a six-figure income – taken after all overheads. But that's because the most successful Dream Doors franchisees do three things well:
• Follow a business model that has been fine-tuned for more than 15 years
• Work hard, commit to a marketing spend and attend all FREE training courses
• Display confidence in the products, the service and their own abilities
There are 55 Dream Doors showrooms nationwide, but plenty of new areas ready for development. There are also two profitable franchise resales available – one in a Essex and the other on the East Sussex coast – each with more than 9 year's trading history.
For more information on how you could become the next Mike and Elaine please complete the contact form below.....
Minimum Investment: £29,950