Ovenu Celebrate 20 Years In The Industry

By on 3rd July 2019 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Latest News

04-02-2015 17-06-40Here at Ovenu HQ, we are proud to announce that this year marks our 20th year as oven cleaning specialists.

When it comes to the household chores, it’s the moment that many people dread – cleaning the oven. Yet for 20 years, this is something that we have not only specialised in, but thrived in too.

How Did It All Start?

Established in 1994, Ovenu first started operating in Wokingham as a ‘man in a van’. By 1995, through hard work and dedication, we had completed over 500 jobs within one year. The ever growing demand for our high quality services resulted in the need for rapid expansion and in 1997 we granted our first franchise license.

Developing Ovenu

Through our customers and professional ethos, Ovenu was able to achieve recognition in both the communities we operated in, as well as the career opportunities that were made available for franchisees.

We experienced an unprecedented interest for our technical roles, which meant that in 2002, we had to appoint consultants to help nurture and develop our recruitment processes. The success of this venture meant that by 2004, we had reached over 100 outlets, all providing the same standard of professional oven cleaning services.


OvenU Team


Expansion Abroad

For us, the goal of being the best at what we do in the UK was only part of the dream.
Through our strategic initiatives and professional reputation, in 2005, we were able to expand our operations in Australia and Spain and then branched out into the USA in 2006; outlets in France were established the following year.

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Ovenu Pride

It is a testament to the hard work and dedication that the Ovenu team has invested when we can say that since 1994, we have been valeting ovens for over 100,000 satisfied customers every year. Our success and growth has allowed us to work with over 100 professional trained and fully insured technicians who operate across the UK.

We pride ourselves on being able to stand out from our competitors, which is why we not only invest heavily in consistently providing the highest levels of training for our technicians, we also use our own exclusive range of cleaning products; specifically designed to be eco-friendly and VEA approved. This ensures that we can provide a premium service for our customers and recognise the importance of minimalizing our environmental impact.

Fast forward to today, and we can confidently say that we are market leaders for domestic oven cleaning franchises operating in the UK and abroad – 2014 saw our network sales exceed £5 million.


Role On The Next 20 Years!!!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers, as without your custom and positive feedback, none of this would be possible. So please join us as we look forward to the opportunities and successes that the next 20 years will bring.

Contact Ovenu Today

If you would like to get in contact to try our premium service, contact us via our online form or call your local technician on 0800 140 9800.

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.