Dream Doors double in the Home and Living Awards

Troy Tappenden

Dream Doors, the kitchen makeover company, has won Best Kitchen Supplier and Best Money Saving Product in the inaugural Express Home and Living Awards 2017.

The awards organised by the Daily Express newspaper are for the UK’s best household products, services and retailers. Dream Doors was in illustrious company as other award winners included well-known brands such as Debenhams and John Lewis.

With over 75 showrooms nationwide, and with more than 60,000 kitchen makeovers completed, the Dream Doors franchise has grown from a single showroom in Gosport, Hampshire, to a network of nearly 80 franchisees.

Troy Tappenden, managing director of Dream Doors, said: “We are ecstatic to have received both of these awards. The dedication and professionalism inherent in the Dream Doors network has led us to where we are today, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved.

“We are aware that we have a lot of competition out there, and so to be singled out for such honorary awards is a truly humbling experience to say the least.”

The judges on the awards panel included Martin Townsend, editor of the Sunday Express and Martin Roberts, from the BBC show Homes Under the Hammer.

Dream Doors business model of replacement kitchen doors and drawers, enables customers to replace various aspects of their kitchen making it look brand new, at a fraction of the price of a total refit.

The franchise is a management operation that can be operated from a home base for just the first six-months while sourcing suitable retail premises.

Franchisees do not need any previous experience of the kitchen industry as full training in sales is provided, and head office help source local kitchen fitting contractors.

The Dream Doors franchise fee is £30,000 plus VAT with a further £45,000 to £50,000 needed in working capital, for showroom fit-out, vehicle lease and for other start-up costs.

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