Selling up the family business allowed the Bachelor family to start a lucrative Dream Doors kitchen makeover franchise.
Mike Bachelor’s grandfather first began working in the motor trade in the mid-60s, eventually building up a network of 13 truck dealerships in the Cheshire area.
The Bachelor family went on to sell that business and reinvested their cash in opening a showroom for the UK’s #1 kitchen makeover company in their hometown.
Mike said he and his dad David were looking to do something ‘different and fresh’ outside the motor trade, and perhaps related to David’s passion for woodwork and joinery.
Mike said: “We went to several franchise exhibitions and were impressed by the Dream Doors business model.
“This business is very different to what we were doing. The first year or so was a learning curve, but it gets far easier as you gain more experience.
“For example, in the first four months of this year we’ve turned over more than £310,000.
“That’s better than we did during our whole first year and that increase comes from our experience and from people getting to know you, leading to an increase in referrals.”
Mike added: “Don’t be fooled into thinking you can do this part time; if you want the return you’ve got to do the hard work.
“If you do that, then there’s real money to be made from this franchise.”
Dream Doors is looking for more talented franchisees like Mike 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.