Dream Doors, the UK’s largest kitchen facelift retailer, recently appointed its long-standing Business Development Manager, Andy Hart, as the new franchisee for the Brighton area. Andy has worked for Dream Doors since 2007, starting out as a design consultant for the Gosport-based showroom, and then progressing to join the management team supporting the brand’s 75 franchisees. After a successful career as an employee, Andy decided it was time he put his money where his mouth is and bought a franchise near to him.
“I have loved my time at Dream Doors and it’s been satisfying to see the franchisees I have helped train and support build successful and profitable businesses of their own. But now it’s my turn. I know the products so well, and I know for a fact that the Dream Doors model works. The service we provide is incredibly versatile, we can offer as little or as much as any homeowner could possibly want in their kitchen, which is a huge selling point for clients.”
Andy’s first couple of months at the helm of Dream Doors Brighton have certainly been busy, with £80,000 of sales already recorded. But, says Andy, that’s just the beginning and he has plans to move quickly up the Dream Doors franchisee leader board.
“My advice to any first-time franchisee is, once you’ve done your homework and realise that particular business model will deliver what you want either financially or in terms of lifestyle, then go for it. Life is too short and, in hindsight, I wish I’d done this sooner. The freedoms that come from self-employment are liberating. And if you choose a franchise like Dream Doors, that has a long-established record of success, a concept that will never go out of fashion and truly lucrative returns, then you’re on to a winner.”