TWO childhood friends are topping up their pension pots by launching a Dream Doors franchise. Andy Earnshaw and Robert Wood have known each other since they were nine, playing football together as children and running a mobile DJ business in their late teens.
After successfully managing their own businesses and franchises for decades, the lifelong friends were looking for a fresh franchise opportunity to keep them busy until they are ready to fully retire. They are now running Dream Doors Huddersfield and Halifax for the UK’s #1 kitchen makeover company.
Robert, 62, said: “I semi-retired from my last franchise two years ago, and last year it made just over £1million.
“To be honest I’ve become a little bit bored since then, so I started looking for a new opportunity. I looked into Dream Doors and the opportunity it presents - and all the numbers add up - so I asked Andy if he fancied coming in on it with me.”
Andy, 62, said: “I’ve been a company director before and the whole idea for me has always been to grow the business enough that I can become redundant. I accomplished that in my last role, but my wife has now started prodding me and saying: ‘What are you going to do next?’ That was right around the time Robert asked if I wanted to do this, so it was good timing on his part.”
Andy added: “You can spend years trying to devise a business model and a valuable proposition to take to the market, but we don’t have to do that here; we can just focus on running the business using the model Dream Doors has already devised.”
Dream Doors is looking for more talented franchisees like Andy and Robert who are ready to generate huge profits by representing an industry-leading brand. There are just 19 new franchise territories available nationwide, particularly in the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Scotland.