The Ovenu Oven Cleaning Service is under new ownership in Blackburn, Lancs

By on 28th July 2010 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Latest News

Ovenu, the professional oven valeting firm has given a self-employed construction worker a chance to recover from the recession to start a new business venture in the Blackburn area.

Matt Cutforth, 31, was feeling the effects of the economic downturn on his construction business, so he looked elsewhere to channel his entrepreneurial ambition.

As well as running his own business, Matt, who is originally from Rossendale, also works as a part-time fireman. For Matt, having the flexibility of being self-employed, runs well alongside his fire fighting duties.

After much research, Matt chose to buy an Ovenu franchise which will provide an intense oven cleaning service for Blackburn and the surrounding areas.

Ovenu’s valeting process is popular with householders across the UK. Since 1994 Ovenu’s network of over 100 franchisees have cleaned more than one million ovens, microwaves, and barbeques.

Ovenu provides domestic oven valeting services to householders, landlords and schools via a UK-wide network of technicians. The Ovenu process 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 thoroughly clean the oven parts.

The whole process takes around three hours and leaves the oven, hob and exterior in immaculate condition.

Matt said: “I was feeling unhappy about the construction industry and the way it was being affected by the recession, so I decided to look for a more stable career.

“I had heard about Ovenu from a friend so decided to look into it myself and found it to be a really good business, with great opportunities.

“I am looking forward to getting things started and I have already got two weeks of work lined up. The training and support I have received from the firm has been really impressive and I’m now looking forward to working hard and hopefully expanding the business further.”

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director of Ovenu, said, “Matt has great business sense as he used to own his own firm. It’s great that Matt’s Ovenu business can fit around his fireman duties and he can be as flexible as he needs to be.

“It’s early days for him at the moment but I know he will be able to take his Ovenu business as far as he wants to.”

For more information about the Ovenu service or to book a professional oven valet call freephone 0800 140 9800 or log onto Ovenu Blackburn

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.