Chris Robottom has rallied from a Brexit-fuelled redundancy by taking on his own kitchen makeover showroom franchise.
Chris had worked at international level as a sales director for an oil, gas and utility company since 2005 but was looking for a new venture after being laid off.
He found the opportunity he was looking for by running a showroom in his hometown of Dudley for Dream Doors, the UK’s #1 kitchen makeover company.
Chris said: “I used to sell safety equipment for a large supplier in the UK before I moved on to the European market. That job eventually progressed to a global level. I was offered redundancy due to Brexit but that was fine because I had always wanted to run my own business.
I researched a number of well-known franchise opportunities but I kept getting drawn back to Dream Doors. The value of the investment was the highest and the concept is excellent.”
Chris added: “The training was great – one day I didn’t know a thing about kitchens, the next day I was measuring up for a refit. I also trust the senior directors – they are honest about the opportunity, and the work involved, and so were the other franchisees I spoke to. I got a lot of feedback before I signed up.
The decider for me was that other franchises seem to require a far greater initial cash investment but would have given me no more income. In fact, I can achieve more here with a lower initial investment.”
Dream Doors is looking for more talented franchisees like Chris who are ready to generate huge profits by representing an industry-leading brand.
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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 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
By replacing the doors, and usually the work-surfaces and sink, a kitchen can be transformed in 2 days
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