12th September 2017
Kitchen industry giant, Dream Doors, has been shortlisted for three Franchise Marketing Awards! This eight time winner reaches the finals of the FMAs for the 11th year in a row.
Dream Doors is no stranger to success. With almost 80 showrooms open across the UK, and more than 60,000 kitchen makeovers to its name, it’s clear that the nation’s homeowners see the value in the Dream Doors service. Plus, with 40 franchise industry award nominations, and 11 trophies won to date, it seems like the franchising elite agrees.
Dream Doors is a service that specialises in replacement kitchen doors and worktops, giving customers the look and feel of a brand-new kitchen at a fraction of the price. With network turnover now in the tens of millions, and a support structure that ensures franchisees see the best return on their investments, in hindsight, it’s no surprise that Dream Doors have been shortlisted by the FMAs once again.
The award nominations are for: Best Website, due to the franchises’ sleek and stylish new site, Best Franchisee Marketing Support, for the help and guidance given to franchisees by the company’s expert marketing team, and finally Best Online Marketing Campaign for all the successful online campaigns undertaken by the business. The award winners will be announced at this year’s National Franchise Exhibition held at the NEC, Birmingham on 13th & 14th October, where prospective new franchisees can also find Dream Doors on stand L60.
Dream Doors franchisees have been thriving in recent years, with even brand-new recruits turning over in excess of £500,000 in a single year. This success can be largely attributed to the dedicated support provided by the franchisor and the head office team. In fact, in the last three years alone, Dream Doors has trebled its in-territory support and invested more in training its franchisees than at any other time since the company was launched, bringing the ratio of HQ staff to franchisee to 4:1.
Michael Maughan-Brown, of Dream Doors Exeter, had this to say:
"I wanted to be part of a network that is recognised for its exceptional levels of customer service, as shown by Checkatrade feedback; because the financial returns achieved by franchisees are very attractive; and because, after speaking to three franchisees, one at the top end of the spectrum of achievement; one in the middle; and one towards the bottom; as well as staff at two other franchises; I could find nothing but enthusiasm for the business, the products and the franchiser."
New franchisees undertake an extensive training course spanning a 13-week period, covering everything from marketing and sales to business management and kitchen design. Each franchisee has a BDM (Business Development Manager) assigned to them who oversees the showrooms progress and is always there for support and advice, visiting the showroom on a weekly basis to begin with.
The results of such intensive training can be found through the franchises extensive catalogue of Checkatrade reviews, averaging at an incredible 9.6 nationwide. With the vast majority of these independent customer testimonials scoring 9.9/10.0, it’s clear that the franchisor’s support and mentoring programme has built a network of consumer-focused franchisees who, put simply, don’t make mistakes.
Troy Tappenden, MD of Dream Doors had this to say:
"I am incredibly proud of the leaps that the network continues to make as the years go on. We invest a great deal into efficient marketing and it seems that this focus has proven yet again to be incredibly beneficial for the franchise."
With hundreds of new franchisee applicants every year, candidates must be heavily vetted and only those truly capable are recruited. But there are several opportunities for new franchisees in area nationwide, and some existing businesses for sale in Bolton, in Wakefield and in Essex.
10th May 2018
Kitchen industry leader, Dream Doors, has unveiled its new and improved website.
4th May 2018
Kitchen makeover retailer, Dream Doors, opens new showrooms in Essex and Kent.
13th February 2018
Dream Doors has just opened a brand new showroom in the West Nottingham area.
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.
2nd August 2017
Dream Doors has launched a campaign focused on increasing consumer awareness and gaining new leads for its 76 franchised showrooms.
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
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
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
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