HITTING the ground running allowed Dream Doors franchisees Richard Marshall and Jamie-Louise Brewer to generate over £94,000 in their first month of trade.
Richard, who runs Dream Doors Wakefield with Jamie-Louise, had been looking to put his considerable sales expertise to use in his own venture.
Following a positive first meeting with the Dream Doors team in Birmingham, Richard and Jamie-Louise pulled out all the stops to get on board with the company as quickly as possible.
"I was introduced to Dream Doors at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham. I had thought for a while that I wanted to run a business of my own so I started to look at franchises.
I looked at Dream Doors’ products and thought what they offered looked unique. It clearly had the right earning potential and stood out from all of the food franchises and other businesses. I was looking for quality in the style of management too."
"It’s been brilliant. We’ve followed the model set out by Dream Doors. We’ve already built up a very good rapport with customers and are generating a lot of enquiries.
We were able to get started really quickly. We went to the NEC in February and began having meetings with Alex Waite (Dream Doors’ Director of Franchise Recruitment) in March."
"It was quite hectic at the beginning. I had been enjoying what I was doing – I was very comfortable and managing my hours. But we decided: ‘Right, let’s get a business going. Who better to run it than myself?
I left my bank job at 7pm on a Friday and started working with Dream Doors on Monday - no rest for the wicked."
"My initial reaction when Richard started talking about kitchens was: ‘We don’t know the first thing about kitchens.
But we had really good training to get us started and it alleviated a lot of our worries. We haven’t looked back really."
Dream Doors is looking for more talented people like Richard and Jamie-Louise to join its ever-growing franchise network. There are just 19 franchise territories available nationwide, particularly in the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Scotland.
Gary and Hayley Ashe relocated to Britain to tap into its ‘mature’ franchising market.
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Malcolm and Jon Newnham set themselves a sales target of £300k for their first year and achieved that figure in just six months.
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Former salesman Ross Gamble moved nearly 5,000 miles to open a Dream Doors kitchen showroom.
The James family has worked together to generate over £1million in annual sales from their Dream Doors showroom in Stoke-on-Trent.
Ex-banker Jerry Innesbeer took back control of his working life by taking on a Dream Doors franchise after being made redundant.
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The training and support has been fantastic and has really reinforced the fact that we made the right decision. The initial training was really helpful and there have been plenty of visits from the Franchise Support Manager to keep us on the right path.Helen Mahon
Everything about the franchise works as it is written in the manual and, in your early days, this is important while you learn the business.Paul Reeder
If you want to work for yourself and have more flexibility, I would recommend a Dream Doors franchise. Also it’s good to know that you can run your own business, but still have the back up of a national company.Matt Jones
The kitchen industry is booming and, as an alternative to standard kitchen companies, Dream Doors offer our customers a solution that saves time, money and hassle
By replacing the doors, and usually the work-surfaces and sink, a kitchen can be transformed in 2 days