Former Newsagent Cleans up with New Venture

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 ovenu.co.uk.

Wojciech Kierstan of Ovenu GranthamFormer project manager Wojciech Kierstan is set to clean up in Grantham after establishing his own professional valeting firm, Ovenu.

Wojciech, 64 will now manage and direct the operations of the company that will serve businesses and households throughout Grantham and the surrounding area.

Wojciech, worked in the IT industry for 40 years the last seven as a project management consultant. Over the last few years he found work was beginning to dry up, Wojciech then searched for a new career but found the job market saturated.

A friend suggested oven cleaning and Wojciech came across Ovenu on the British Franchise Association website. From there he decided 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.

Wojciech said; “I was trying to get back into work but found the job market totally saturated. After coming across Ovenu on the BFA website I found it had an established franchise model and over 100 casinos online australia franchisees, from this I knew there would be a good support team in place.

“The key to setting up my own franchise was the flexibility it offers. I also enjoy meeting people and customer liaison is one of my strengths, I’m really looking forward to getting out there to clean Grantham’s dirty ovens.

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director of Ovenu, said: “Wojciech is a hard working man and it’s great to have him join our team. He has years of experience as a project manager of which some of his business knowledge can be transferred across to running his franchise.

“Franchising is about starting a new business with the support, back up and advice of a larger network behind you. Our franchise network continues to thrive 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 ovenu.co.uk.

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 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 ovenu.co.uk

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director of OvenuOvenu, the professional oven valeting firm is offering budding entrepreneurs the chance to become part of its successful team by taking forward its new rural franchise offering.

The company, which has around 100 franchises and over 60,000 clients per year, has created the franchise option in response to demand from potential customers who live in more rural areas.

The launch takes place at a time when people are turning to franchise opportunities to look for a new career prospect or as a new challenge following redundancy.

After an initial investment of £9,750 dedicated franchisees can, during a five-year contract, build a business with a significant income. The cost which is lower than cities is recognition of unique extra costs faced by businesses in rural locations and the smaller populations in the catchment areas.

This investment gives full training prior to the business launch and ongoing back-up and support throughout the life of the franchise. Franchisees also have access and rights to Ovenu’s respected trade name, trade marks and intellectual property including marketing strategies.

One of Ovenu’s key successes, which has proven so popular with householders, is its specialist valeting process.

On average, the valeting process takes around three hours and involves dismantling key components of an oven, including the door, interior panels, fan and shelves.  The parts are then placed into design-registered equipment, which uses non-caustic cleaning products leaving the oven in pristine condition.

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director of Ovenu, said: “We have had a number of enquires from people living in rural counties wanting to use our services, which led us to launching a franchise offering for those areas.

“One of the best things about being an Ovenu franchisee is that people can follow our managerial, administrative, and marketing methods, which have already proven to be a success.

“It also provides the opportunity for people to start their own business, but with the added peace of mind that working under the banner of Ovenu brings.

“We are dedicated to helping our franchisees succeed and have launched over one hundred ventures over the last fifteen years, which I would say makes us experts in our marketplace.”

Ovenu, the professional oven valeting service has helped Leigh Rigden, a high-flying multi-skilled worker, trade in a meter reading job for life as a cleaning specialist setting up a new franchise in Whitstable, Kent.Ovenu Kent

The 37-year-old from Whitstable will service businesses and customers, in and around Whitstable, Canterbury and Herne Bay. Leigh had previously worked as meter reader, graphic designer, and printer when he decided to run his own business.

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 such as the door, interior panels, fan and shelves 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.

Leigh said: “Since last December I decided to start my own business. I spent a lot of time looking into several oven cleaning franchises, but Ovenu seemed the most straight forward company to work with.

“I chose Ovenu because it was well established in the area and there proved to be a popular market for it. I am keen to build the customer base at present and to develop it even further.”

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director of Ovenu, said: “It’s great to have Leigh running Ovenu franchise in Whitstable. He is a multi-skilled, enthusiastic, hard working man who will soon have lots of clients. Over the last 16 years we have established a very simple, but very effective franchise model that, with the right business acumen and commitment, can provide a very successful business opportunity with huge growth potential.”

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

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