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Opportunity: Home & Building


Dream Doors Nelson proves opportunities are everywhere


hat downturn? ‘We have never been so busy,’ says Dream Doors franchisee Morgan Tomlin. ‘We had always been on track for big growth this year and the momentum has continued. If anything, lockdown really helped us because the franchise got together every week via Zoom and tweaked our marketing and Franchise Management System processes to be even more effective. With people spending up on home renovation right now, enquiries are pouring into Dream Doors at an even greater rate.’ Dream Doors specialises in kitchen refurbishment, plus facelifts in laundries, bathroom vanities and wardrobes. ‘Why should a kitchen upgrade mean replacing perfectly good cabinets with expensive new ones?’ asks franchisor Derek Lilly. ‘Generally, it’s only the doors, drawer fronts or work surfaces that are worn out, and by replacing those you can get a brand-new kitchen for a fraction of the cost.’

Morgan and Karina Tomlin smallest Dream Doors region per capita in Australasia – into a powerhouse of drive and innovation. ‘The franchise provides great support through award-winning systems and monthly mentoring from Derek and the MD, Adrian Kay,’ says Morgan. ‘Yes, it has been a steep learning curve, but we’ve applied the grit and banked the experiences for the future. The most important thing is listening to your clients, understanding their desires, then using your skills, contacts and systems to deliver a result that exceeds their expectations.’ And with Dream Doors Nelson having just opened a new showroom, business is set to go on growing as Karina comes on board. ‘For the last five years I’ve been looking after our two small children,’ she explains. ‘The youngest will be joining his sister at school shortly, so I can join Morgan full-time.’

Have you got grit?

A happy accident Morgan is an ex-engineer and primary school teacher, while wife Karina worked at Christchurch airport as a property manager. The couple came to Dream Doors via a lucky accident. ‘We designed and built our “forever” home, but when we had to sell after just 18 months, we felt slightly cheated of our dream kitchen. The next home we bought had a fine kitchen layout, but we didn’t like the design or colours. Seeking something fresher, we happened upon Dream Doors and realised we had found a business opportunity we could thrive in. With our combined experience, we had every confidence we could make a success of it – and we have!’ Four years on, the Tomlins have turned their Nelson franchise – the

‘Morgan and Karina are a great example of hard-working business operators who have used the Dream Doors system to build a hugely successful business,’ says Derek. ‘If you think you could do the same, call me – we have opportunities in many parts of the country (plus Australia) from just $75,000. You don’t need building experience – you just need grit!’

Advertiser Info

Dream Doors (NZ) Ltd www.dreamdoors.co.nz/franchise Contact Derek Lilly P 0800 437 326 M 027 213 5133 del@dreamdoors.co.nz

Rebirth brings success to buffet restaurant

VALENTINES Valentines rebirth began a few years ago and people are rekindling their love for the brand. There are so many tales of childhood memories, family gatherings and birthday parties at Valentines. They are treasured experiences for Kiwis and we are bringing those days back. Creating the right combination of people, product and place, we are proving that Valentines can attract the new generation, too. Our mantra is good food, great ambiance and friendly service, says Valentines’ Compliance Manager, Cathie Timms.

We are looking for people dedicated to building a brand that will benefit us all. If you have that drive, come and talk to us!



Our model ensures there’s something for everyone, while delivering a sustainable and profitable return for franchisees. Valentines is planning to open a restaurant in every major city VALENTINES in New Zealand. www.valentines.co.nz CONTACT: Ravi Lal P 09-921 4032 M 021 522 720 ravi@valentines.co.nz




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THIS IS A PROVEN SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISE THAT HAS BEEN AWARDED FOR SPECIAL OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE GROUP Saddlery Warehouse Franchise advantages: 1. Proven resilience to market downturns. 2. High net operating profit results compared to retail averages. 3. Strong Franchisor Support including marketing and media p plans and training. 4. Exclusive brands to create market advantages. 5. Substantial buying power. 6. Progressive branding and online presence. Interested applicants should apply to the CEO of the Franchisor on warrenb@saddles.co.nz and meet the following initial criteria: Ability to fund capital requirement est $160,000 plus stock at valuation circa $200–220,000 Equestrian experience if planning to manage the store day to day Provide suitable business references and operate in a dynamic team environment

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Spring 2020

Year 29 Issue 03

Profile for Franchise New Zealand

Franchise New Zealand - Year 29 Issue 03 – Spring 2020