Dream Doors crosses the Irish Sea

Dublin homeowners could soon be enjoying the benefits of a kitchen facelift when the first Dream Doors franchise opens later this year.

Colin Knightley, the first franchisee, is looking forward to opening the doors to his new business and believes the concept is ideally suited to Ireland. 'I've done a lot of research into the Irish market and seen how people are spending their money in Dublin. I believe that this franchise will fit very well here and I can't wait to get started.'

Knightley's background running his own printing business puts him in good stead for being a Dream Doors franchisee. Although previous experience is not a pre-requisite, like Knightley, franchisees must have managerial, organisational and communication skills.

Having been in printing all his life, Knightley was looking for something completely different, unaffected by technology, with a high value and high turnover. 'When I visited the Birmingham franchise exhibition last year there were only four franchises that fitted this criteria and Dream Doors was one of them.

'I was struck by the quality and range of their products and the price. I looked at the company from the point of view of the customer and decided that yes I'd buy this product.'

Dream Doors give tired kitchens a new lease of life simply by changing its doors, which saves the customer time, money and the inconvenience of a kitchen re-fit. It's a simple concept that's attracted the imagination of over 50 franchisees across the UK.

Troy Tappenden, who founded the company, anticipates substantial demand from homeowners in Ireland. 'This is an exciting development for Dream Doors. We believe a substantial market exists throughout Ireland for our services, and we welcome enquiries from franchisees across the country interested in becoming a white-collar management franchisee.'