Oxford Dream Doors franchise exceeding expectations

Dream Doors is a franchise offering kitchen renovations. With fewer people moving house at present, demand is increasing as people look to improve the home they're living in. A good example of this is the Oxford branch that was opened in March.

Mike and Elaine Hurley opened the Oxford Dream Doors showroom at the end of that month and by the end of June, they had already sold over £200,000 worth of kitchen renovations. With a profit margin of 45 per cent, they're recouping their £70,000 initial investment and business looks good for the future.

Mike Hurley said:

"At this rate, we'll double our first year target. I was always confident this franchise would work, but what has happened since we opened our showroom, particularly in the last few weeks, has astounded us."

Despite a lack of experience in kitchens and retail and never having run a business before, the Hurleys have clearly thrived. Mike puts a lot of the success down to the support given by the franchisee. he says that Dream Doors go above and beyond what is required in their contract and they have had a franchise manager spending a lot of time with them, planning and fitting out the showroom.