Dream Doors expands into Ireland

10 Sep, 15

Belfast home to 59th showroom, as franchise plans five showrooms in Ireland by June 2016

Kitchen makeover franchise has opened its first showroom in Belfast, with plans to extend across Northern Ireland and the Republic.

The store owner Jon O’Hara will also hold the Dream Doors master licence in Ireland, with a remit to find new franchisees.

Dream Doors has 58 showrooms in England, Scotland and Wales, with the Belfast studio totalling 59. It is the ninth showroom to be opened this year.

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The franchise recently completed its 40,000th makeover and turnover in 2015 is reported to be up 24% compared to 2014, meaning it is on target to achieve over £25million by the end of the year.

MD of Dream Doors Troy Tappenden (pictured) commented: “With so many stores across England, Scotland and Wales, expanding to Ireland was the next logical step for Dream Doors.”

He continued: “We have a simple model that is suitable for any market – high quality kitchen makeovers completed in less than two days and for around a third of the cost of a full re-fit.

“Our growth this year has been the steepest in our history and we have now opened nine stores in 2015 alone. Ireland is a potentially massive market for us, both North and South of the border, and Jon in absolutely the right person to help with that expansion.”

Jon O’Hara joins Dream Doors following a career in retail working for brands such as Dream Beds and Currys. He commented: “We are aiming to have another five showrooms open across Ireland by June 2016.”