Results at year’s end are stuff of dreams

BOSS Dream Doors founder and managing director Troy Tappenden
BOSS Dream Doors founder and managing director Troy Tappenden
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KITCHEN facelift firm Dream Doors has seen its January sales smash records and beat the previous year’s figure by 95 per cent.

The company, which was founded 13 years ago by Gosport entrepreneur Troy Tappenden, posted sales of £1.3m.

In the same period in 2011 the firm achieved sales of £632,000.

Dream Doors began life as a single showroom, set up by Mr Tuppenden who had £500 in his pocket and a dream to escape his nine-to-five job.

It is a kitchen facelift firm which offers its customers the chance to update their kitchen without needing the replace the whole thing.

It now has 35 franchised showrooms nationwide .

Troy said: ‘Dream Doors has come a very long way since I started out on my own.

‘We have so much strength in depth now, and that’s why we keep breaking records.

‘Now, with the new showrooms kicking in and some very high-calibre franchisees joining our network in the last 18 months, 2012 is set to be another great year for Dream Doors.

‘We’re growing at a rate that surprises even me.

‘For the last three years – in the teeth of the biggest global recession in living memory – Dream Doors has grown by an average of 18 per cent each year.

‘That’s not just the new showrooms opening, although that is a good indicator of success, but its also through like-for-like sales and our existing showrooms that are performing better and better each year.

‘In 2008 Dream Doors’ network sales were just over £6m.

‘In January 2012 our network sales were more than £1.3m – almost a quarter of what we sold annually just four years ago.’