Joining Dream Doors, the UK’s #1 kitchen makeover firm, has been a ‘whirlwind’ for David and Kate Howle of Worcester – a whirlwind that has generated £235,000 in three months.
David had been keen on the idea of self-employment for some time but Kate needed a bit more convincing it was the right fit for her.
It was only after meeting the Dream Doors team she felt happy to make the leap into a new line of work.
Kate, who had previously worked in business administrative support for 18 years, said: “It’s been a whirlwind and a steep learning curve.
“We took over an existing showroom and it’s been great – we haven’t stopped.”
David, an operations manager for ten years who began work in the steel wire trade, said: “They say franchising catapults you into a position whereby you are running a profitable business very quickly. Well, this is certainly true. The Dream Doors franchise has exceeded our expectations already.”
Kate said Dream Doors offered her and her husband the chance to put their extensive property renovation experience to good use.
Kate said: “We’ve developed properties and converted a barn, so we knew this kind of work was right for us. David always wanted to do something else and run his own business. I was less interested in that but when I met the Dream Doors team I was very impressed. I started to think: ‘We could do this.’ So far it’s been amazing and we’ve been really busy – hence the incredible £235,000 turnaround in a very short space of time. We’ve got a very good team here. Dream Doors stood out as being really professional and it was obvious there was real potential there.”
Despite getting off to a phenomenal start, David and Kate have big plans for the future.
Kate said: “Over the next few years we plan to start spreading out from Worcester and into Malden. We’re out to grow and really pursue this.”
Dream Doors is looking for more talented people like David and Kate to join its ever-growing franchise network. There are just 19 franchise territories available nationwide, in particular in the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Scotland. Interested parties from anywhere in the UK are encouraged to contact Director of Franchise Recruitment, Alex Waite. Dream Doors will be attending the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham on October 5 and 6. Find the team on stand L60.