Ross Gamble (pictured) has given up his corporate sales job in Dubai to open a Dream Doors kitchen showroom franchise.
The 37-year-old had been in his role for several years when he decided he wanted to make the 5,000-mile journey back home to the UK.
He began researching franchises and soon came across the business opportunity offered by the kitchen makeover specialist.
He explains: “It appealed to the creative side of me - being able to go into someone’s house and change the most important room into what they want it to be.
“Financially, it also seemed like a very good opportunity.
“I looked online and Dream Doors caught my eye above all the other franchises. The others seemed to be fairly run-of-the-mill, one-man-band type operations, while Dream Doors gave me the opportunity to start a business and grow a team.”
After completing Dream Doors’ training programme, Ross opened a showroom in West Edinburgh and has not looked back.
“There are lots of kitchen companies, but not very many specialise in refacing kitchens,” he adds.
“There are a handful of competitors, but none have the national network backing you get with Dream Doors.
“The earning potential was one of the most important things for me, though. Why would you do it if you didn’t get the benefit financially?
“This is a very profitable business.”