Former Service Manager to Clean Up With New Venture

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

Former service manager, Trevor Green is to set to clean up in Plymouth after establishing his own professional oven valeting firm, Ovenu.

Trevor, 44 from Plymouth takes on the oven cleaning franchise after seven years working for a large furniture retailer, repairing sofas. He will service businesses and customers, in and around Plymouth East area.

After years of working long hours he heard, through a family member that the Plymouth East franchise had become available and Trevor snapped at the chance to become his own boss again.

Prior to becoming a service manager, Trevor ran his own furniture repair business for many years.

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 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.

Trevor said: “I had been looking to start up my own business again for just over a year when the opportunity to purchase the Ovenu franchise came up. The work life balance and job satisfaction it provides was crucial to my decision.

“The oven valeting business is not too dissimilar to my furniture repair business in that it is a customer focussed line of work. The business is well established, I am confident that I can build on the existing client base in the area.

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director of Ovenu, said: “Franchising is about starting a new business with the support, back up and advice of a larger network behind you. Trevor has the experience of running his own business so it’s great to have him now operating the Ovenu franchise in Plymouth East.

“Our franchise network continues to thrive, with the right business acumen and commitment, Ovenu can provide a very successful business opportunity for potential franchisees with high growth potential.”

For more information about Ovenu, or to make a booking, call 0800 140 9800 or visit

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.