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Dream Doors Case Study
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.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established20 years
  • Current UK Coverage63%
  • Franchisee Support Staff18
  • Personal Investment Req.£35,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£85,000
  • Shop-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
Next Steps

David and Kate Howle Join Dream Doors

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.

Dream Doors | David and Kate HowleIt 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:

"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.

If you would like to find out how to start your own Dream Doors franchise just click below

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What Our Franchisees Say

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


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


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


Why Choose Us

The kitchen industry is booming and, as an alternative to standard kitchen companies, 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

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