Former Newsagent Cleans up with New Venture

By on 12th October 2011 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Franchise

Ovenu LincolnFormer newsagent Geoff Plummer is set to clean up in Lincoln after establishing his own professional valeting firm, Ovenu.

Geoff, 48 will now manage and direct the operations of the business that will serve businesses and households throughout Lincoln and the surrounding area.

Geoff, who used to work for local government, owned his own newsagents and convenience store in Newark for two years before deciding to run his own oven valeting franchise.

Since being founded in 1994, Ovenu’s environmentally-friendly service has attracted over 60,000 customers a year. The franchise model has been successfully replicated around the world, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

The valeting service involves dismantling key components of an oven and placing them into design-registered equipment, which uses non-caustic products to clean the oven parts. The whole process takes around three hours and leaves the oven, hob and exterior in immaculate condition.

Geoff said; “I was looking for an opportunity to continue to be my own boss as there was growing competition from larger supermarkets and the high street affecting my convenience store. Oven valeting is not something I had considered before until I saw an advert for Ovenu.

“After doing my research I found that Ovenu had an established franchise model and with over 100 franchisees I knew there would always be some one at the end of the phone if I ever need any advice.”

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director of Ovenu, said: “It’s great to have Geoff join our team. He is an enthusiastic and hard-working man who will soon have lots of clients.

“As he has run his own business before I am sure he will get off to a great start. As a company we are growing and expanding into new areas. With the right business acumen and commitment, Ovenu can provide a very successful business opportunity for budding franchisees with high growth potential.”

For more information about Ovenu, or to make a booking, call 0800 140 9800 or visit our oven cleaning franchise opportunity website.

Rik Hellewell is the Founder & Managing Director of Ovenu and a member of the Approved Franchise Association. He established Ovenu in 1993, cleaning 4,000 ovens and proving his concept over five years before starting the franchise business. Since then he has helped over 200 franchisees achieve their dreams of running successful businesses of their own. Established for over 25 years, the Ovenu concept has proven successful across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.