18th December 2016
The UK’s largest kitchen door replacement franchise, Dream Doors, celebrated its most successful year at its 2016 annual conference. The day featured an Olympian as a celebrity guest, as well as motivational speeches, special training and some well-deserved awards for its franchisees.
Taking place in the prestigious Marriott Hotel in Portsmouth, the franchisees were introduced to the conference by Director of Franchising Bill Owen who was quick to mention the theme of the day: 'It’s all about you!'
Dream Doors MD, Troy Tappenden, then took to the stage and welcomed everyone with open arms, thanking Dream Door’s suppliers and media partners as well as the 17 brand new franchisees to join over the previous 12 months. Troy went on to celebrate a variety of accomplishments the franchise network made during 2016, including its 50,000th kitchen makeover as well as the popular 'before and after' kitchen makeover competition.
"We want to congratulate all of your performances throughout the year. Many of you managed your highest monthly AND yearly turnover to date! Some of you have even achieved more than half-a-million pounds in turnover in your first year!"
The Dream Doors franchise estimates a 2016 annual network turnover of £32M, a 20% increase from 2015.
Later Berkeley Harris, an eccentric and inspirational speaker from Sandler training, took to the stage to discuss ego states and the different mind sets we possess. Focusing on dealing with other people – a key skill for a sales and management franchise like Dream Doors.
Soon the day’s celebrity guest, Olympic gold medallist, Sally Gunnell, took to the stage. Bill Owen said:
"Sally exhumed a sense of determination and purpose which was inspiring for everyone in the room. She regaled everyone with her rise to glory and all the hardships she faced on the way, proving that anyone in business can do anything they put their mind to."
The franchisees were later treated to a champagne reception followed by a three-course meal and entertainment in the evening. Several awards were presented to:
Helen Mahon of Dream Doors Norwich said:
"I had a blast at the conference. It was the best one to date, we’re very excited for the next one!"
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13th February 2018
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10th January 2018
Dream Doors has named Philip Carr as its new Managing Director.
19th December 2017
Gerald Ratner made a guest appearance at the Dream Doors 2017 Conference.
24th November 2017
Dream Doors announces an unprecedented 10 showroom openings within the first quarter of 2018.
1st November 2017
Dream Doors continues its record-breaking year with even more award wins. The kitchen makeover franchise has just secured its first trophies at the inaugural Home and Living Awards.
20th October 2017
Kitchen industry leader, Dream Doors, announces Best Online Marketing Campaign award win.
6th October 2017
Dream Doors’ new national advertising campaign starts in the press in October.
29th September 2017
Dream Doors has begun looking for individuals, or couples, interested in taking over lucrative franchise resale opportunities.
22nd September 2017
Dream Doors has just completed its 60,000th kitchen makeover.
15th September 2017
Dream Doors are looking for new franchisees to partake in lucrative resale opportunities.
12th September 2017
Dream Doors has been shortlisted for three Franchise Marketing Awards.
2nd August 2017
Dream Doors has launched a campaign focused on increasing consumer awareness and gaining new leads for its 76 franchised showrooms.
18th July 2017
Dream Doors has released its brand-new website to further improve its customers’ experience.
27th June 2017
Dream Doors has recorded a new milestone of two new showrooms opening on the same day!
23rd May 2017
Long-time Dream Doors Business Development Manager Andy Hart becomes the company’s latest franchisee.
11th April 2017
Dream Doors has brought its award-winning service to South Bedfordshire.
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 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
nThe kitchen industry is booming and, as an alternative to standard kitchen compaies, 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