Dream Doors Oxford franchisees Elaine and Mike Hurley won an unprecedented four awards at the Dream Doors annual conference held in Portsmouth last week.
Adding to their triple trophy haul from last year, the Hurleys retained their ‘Franchisee of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Monthly Performance’ awards. They also won the ‘Player’s Player’ award for the second year running, presented to them for their brand-building efforts and for the help and support they give to other Dream Doors franchisees.
“We’re absolutely elated and still taking it all in,” says Elaine. “We went into the evening thinking we’d probably won two trophies, as all the showrooms’ sales can be seen on the Dream Doors intranet. But the others were a total shock. We won the ‘Player’s Player’ award last year, and didn’t think it was possible to win it again. It’s one that’s voted for by all the franchisees and means a lot to Mike and I.”
After three visits to the stage, Elaine and Mike were called up one last time to share the Checkatrade [an independent consumer monitoring, comments and review service] ‘Franchise of the Year’ award with fellow franchisees, Mark and Amanda Edmans, from Dream Doors Chilterns.
“That’s nine awards in three years, so we’ve just commissioned a new trophy cabinet!” jokes Mike. “We’re proud of them all, but the Checkatrade award was out of the blue – it bought Elaine to tears! We’re delighted to be sharing the award with Mark and Amanda too. They’re a neighbouring franchise, and have become good friends of ours over the last couple of years. They really deserve the accolade.”