Your success is our success
In the last three years, Dream Doors has won five Franchise Marketing Awards (out of an industry-leading 15 nominations), the British Franchise Association’s (bfa) Brand Builder of the Year and a Department for Trade & Industry-backed National Training Award. Seven awards in three years is some achievement – and we nearly made it eight!
Dream Doors made it to the final six in the bfa’s recent Best Franchisee Support Award. So, we can proudly state that the support Dream Doors provides has been judged to be of the highest standard in the franchising world – and that we are one of the top six in an industry that boasts more than 900 recognised brands.
Franchise owner testimonials
“Without the backup of the franchise you wouldn’t know where to start. Whatever happens, someone, somewhere has been there before!” Sales of £213,000 in year one
Roy Easthope was fed up with corporate life, and says: “I didn’t want to be sat in the corner of the office, counting down the days to a pension!” With no previous experience in kitchens, he now runs his own business just four miles from home and gets to choose the hours he works. He adds: “Without the backup of the franchisor you wouldn’t know where to start. It has been a steep learning curve, but whatever happens, someone, somewhere has been there before! Business has been good and, one year in, I’m ahead of expectations.” Roy Easthope: Dream Doors Croydon & Bromley (pictured right, top)
“We have two showrooms, and in 2010 were the first franchise owners to achieve annual sales of £1million.” Sales of £1,000,000+ in 2010
After making the shortlist in last year’s bfa Franchisee of the Year Awards, the Stewarts won first place in Dream Doors’ own annual awards. “Getting to the finals of the bfa awards was a real achievement,” says Andy. “There are more than 37,000 franchise owners in the UK, so to be considered among the best is a real honour. But our year finished on a real high by winning first prize in the Dream Doors’ awards for our sales from Dorchester. And by adding the sales from our Taunton showroom, we then went on to hit a combined £1million by the end of December.” Andy & Shelley Stewart: Dream Doors Dorset (pictured right, centre)
“We couldn’t have asked for a better launch to the business. Everything has worked out exactly how we wanted.” Sales of £110,000 in first four months
Partners, Clive Coldwell and Angela Lowe, hold the record for the quickest showroom opening in Dream Doors’ 12 year history. Completing their initial training course in the week before Christmas, they had opened the doors to their showroom by the end of March. “We couldn’t have asked for a better launch to the business,” says Clive. “We’re so busy dealing with customers at the moment. It has been back-to-back appointments for the last two months! Last week alone we sold three full kitchens, and our sales for the month are up to £35,000.” Clive Coldwell and Angela Lowe: Dream Doors Poole (pictured right, bottom)