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  • Published on: July 17, 2015

    Gosport-based kitchen makeover specialists, Dream Doors, has been nationally recognised at the prestigious 2015 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards. Dream Doors' managing director Troy Tappenden and franchise recruitment specialist Alex Waite were presented with the Franchisee Recruitment of the Year Award by hosts Andy Brattesani, head of franchising at HSBC; Cathryn Hayes, head of business...

  • Published on: March 11, 2015

    7-time winners Dream Doors finalists for 25th time   Kitchen makeover franchise, Dream Doors, has made the finals of the Franchise Marketing Awards (FMAs) for the ninth year in succession. Already seven-time winners, and finalists a record 25 times, the company has been shortlisted for this year's 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support' award – a trophy it won back in 2011. The...

  • Published on: October 2, 2014

    Dream Doors North Wiltshire franchisee, Ian Sturton, opened his showroom in Wootton Basset last week. The Royal town's deputy mayor, Councillor Ian Ferries, and his wife, Judy, were there to cut the ribbon, while celebrated town crier, Owen Collier, was on hand to ring in the news. Dream Doors' founder and managing director, Troy Tappenden – who formed the kitchen makeover company in...

  • Published on: July 21, 2014

    More records broken by the kitchen facelift franchise's Oxford branch Dream Doors Oxford franchisees, Mike and Elaine Hurley, sold £214,000 of kitchens and kitchen makeovers in June. The couple, who opened their Abingdon-based showroom four years ago, set the previous monthly record of £187,000 back in September 2011. Since then a handful of franchisees have topped £100,000...

  • Published on: June 27, 2014

    In May this year, a record four Dream Doors franchisees topped £100,000 in monthly sales. Six-figures had been reached in a single month before but, until this year, only three franchisees had ever managed it – and never at the same time. The year started well when, in January, two franchisees broke through the £100k barrier for the first time in the same month. Dream Doors'...

  • Published on: April 30, 2014

    DREAM DOORS FRANCHISEE RECOVERS FROM CAREER-ENDING FALL TO TURN AROUND AILING BUSINESS   Dream Doors Bristol, a franchise of the UK's largest kitchen facelift retailer, has traded on the city's Gloucester Road since 2009. Last year it was taken over by Barry Payne, a seasoned home-improvement professional with a remarkable story to tell. Barry had spent the last seven years building his...

  • Published on: March 24, 2014

    Dream Doors has won 'Best Online Marketing Campaign' in this year's Franchise Marketing Awards (FMAs). Shortlisted in three categories, this is the seventh trophy the kitchen facelift franchise has won in the last eight years. The company, a finalist for 'Best Website' and 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support' trophies as well, has notched up a record 24 nominations since the FMAs began back in...

  • Published on: March 11, 2014

    Kitchen Facelift Retailer Shortlisted in Three Categories   Dream Doors has reached the Franchise Marketing Awards finals (FMAs) for the eighth year in a row. Two years after winning the last of its six FMA trophies, the kitchen facelift retailer has been shortlisted for 'Best Website' and 'Best Online Marketing Campaign', as well as 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support', an award the...

  • Published on: February 14, 2014

    OXFORD COUPLE ARE THE FIRST FRANCHISEES TO SELL £1MILLION IN A CALENDAR YEAR   Dream Doors has been franchising for over a decade. The Hampshire-based company now has more than 50 showrooms nationwide, making it the UK's largest kitchen facelift retailer. Oxford franchisees, Elaine and Mike Hurley, have become the first to top one million pounds in annual sales. The Hurleys, who...

  • Published on: February 6, 2014

    COUNCILLOR CLIVE ENGLISH TOASTS FRANCHISE OWNERS AND WELCOMES NEW TOWN CENTRE INVESTMENT   Dream Doors Maidstone celebrated its showroom opening last Thursday. Franchise owners Stuart and Lisa Hewitt hosted an early champagne reception, welcoming dozens of customers and local residents through the doors. The Mayor of Maidstone Councillor Clive English, who also represents the town's High...

  • Published on: January 29, 2014

    Dream Doors held its 11th Annual Conference in Hampshire last month. Winners of the top prize, Oxford franchisees Elaine and Mike Hurley, closed out the year with just over a million pounds of sales. Second place went to Dorset-based Clive Coldwell and Angela Lowe, who posted an annual turnover of more than £800,000. The bronze award went to long-established franchisees, Chris and Paula Hann...

  • Published on: December 23, 2013

    KITCHEN FACELIFT RETAILER COMPLETES ITS OWN ONLINE MAKEOVER Dream Doors, the UK's largest kitchen facelift retailer, launched its new website this week. The Gosport-based company, which now has 50 franchise-owned showrooms nationwide, specialises in time and money-saving kitchen makeovers. The new website takes its design cues from Dream Doors' own iPad App, released in the autumn, and builds on...

  • Published on: September 30, 2013

    TOP CLOSER NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL 50 FRANCHISEES   Experienced kitchen salesman, Andy Hart, has taken on a new challenge. After spending six years heading up the sales for Dream Doors' company-owned outlet in Hampshire, he's now travelling the country supporting its franchisees. He joins established franchise managers, Bryn Jones and Deena Garside, who've collectively spent 15 years...

  • Published on: September 23, 2013

    FRANCHISEE SECURES £4,500 SALE HOURS AFTER DOWNLOADING   It's been in development stage since the beginning of the year. It cost over £30,000 to design and build. And now Dream Doors' iPad App is available to download, free of charge, through iTunes. The App features a standard L-shaped kitchen template. Customers can then use an iPad to choose from an array of door styles and...

  • Published on: August 12, 2013

    ESTABLISHED FRANCHISEES REPORT £120,000+ NET PROFIT Susan de Mey opened her Dream Doors showroom in Truro on the last weekend in June. By the end of July she'd sold £50,000 of kitchen makeovers. She admits there have been some stressful moments, but with such a rush of customers, Susan says she's delighted with her decision to join the kitchen facelift franchise. “I'm really...

  • Published on: August 1, 2013

    KITCHEN FACELIFT FRANCHISE TARGETS 50 OUTLETS BY END OF 2013 The latest Dream Doors showroom celebrated its grand opening in Worcester on Saturday, with the city's Mayor, Councillor Pat Agar, there to cut the ribbon. Its owners, Dionne and Mark Battin, were cooking up something special to mark the occasion too. Literally, while not personally wearing the aprons, as they held professional cooking...