A franchise with a magic formula

Oven cleaning franchise, Oven Wizards are going from strength to strength as they announce record growth. Gareth Samuel looks at how three franchise owners from very different areas and backgrounds have all found financial prosperity, independence and ultimately happiness, as an Oven Wizards partner.

When David Tomlinson from Newcastle was made redundant for the second time in 12 months in 2011, he came to the conclusion that he’d had enough of employment and wanted to be his own boss. He says: “We looked at various franchises and came across Oven Wizards, I contacted Mark Abbott and John Graham who jointly own and run Oven Wizards and the rest as they say is history.”

After a phone call, a meeting was promptly arranged. Mark and John worked very effectively to get me up & running and by November, I was trading after a successful launch at a local supermarket.

Now, having completed his second year of trading, David is soaring. He said: “I am ahead of my initial plan, and I have cleaned hundreds of ovens, hobs & extractors. My franchise gives me the flexibility to work seven days a week or four-five days a week and you will soon find the phone never stops ringing.” “In terms of great value and support I believe Oven Wizards is the best Franchise available on the market.”

Oven Wizards Maidstone franchise owner, James Brooker, staunchly agrees. He adds: “I looked at many franchises before choosing Oven Wizards and I know without a doubt that I made the right choice. Oven cleaning is going through an exciting period of growth and Oven Wizards is perfectly placed to grow with the industry. My Oven Wizards business has given me the work-life balance that my previous job never did.”

James joined the Oven Wizards team in September 2006 and took the decision to renew his agreement for a further five years in 2011. James continues: “I still see massive scope for further development and so the decision to renew was not in question. I look forward to many more years running an Oven Wizards franchise.”

James also believes that the Oven Wizards network has never been so strong as it is now and that the most important aspect of running a successful Oven Wizards business is the customers: “Customer service in this business is paramount to make sure people keep coming back to you, and closely watching cost targets keeps you on top of your business.”

For Colchester franchise owner, Kevin Brown, investing in an Oven Wizards franchise has proved to be the right decision. He says: “After looking at many franchises, Oven Wizards looked and sounded the most professional. Its website and information were excellent and they did exactly what they said they would.”

A strength that Oven Wizards pride themselves on, along with a dedication to customer service, is the continued support that their franchise owners collectively receive. Kevin adds: “The Business Builder training was very informative and has given me lots of ideas for marketing and advertising my Oven Wizards business.”

“After completing my first two and a half years I can confidently say I made the right decision and am well on target to beat my projections. I am looking forward to a long and profitable relationship with Oven Wizards.”

The diversity of franchise owners and their success in widely differing locations around the country is testament to the well-structured Oven Wizards business model and the continued support from head office.

Managing Director John Graham concludes: “New franchisees have joined us from all sorts of backgrounds, teaching, civil service, retail management, police and those who have been self-employed before. We look for people who are seeking a new challenge, wanting a better work/life balance and those who wish to build a successful profitable business that they can be proud of. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our business ethos with our new franchisees and it is great to see them doing so well in their own territories.”