IT was a dream come true for Ross-on-Wye couple David and Kate Howle as they were voted tops at a national event.

The kitchen makeover specialists run Dream Doors Hereford & Worcester, and have been recognised for their outstanding work by being named Franchisee of the Year at the company’s annual conference.

The couple, who live in Hope Mansell, said: “We were surprised and honoured.”

“Everybody in our almost 100-strong network of showrooms has done fantastic work, so to be recognised like this feels very special.”

Their franchise is based at Worcester, but the couple are this year looking for premises to open a second showroom in Herefordshire, where they have a number of customers.

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