Paul cooks up a plan with Ovenclean


As carpet fitter Paul Foord reached his mid-fifties, it was then that he decided to look for another business opportunity to take him through to retirement. Not only was he finding heaving carpets around increasingly challenging, but the difficult housing market was also impacting on his work and income levels.

“I recognised that I needed to find a new avenue to allow me to keep working, generate a good income over the next few years and ideally become a long-term investment to set me up well in retirement,” Paul explains.

He took a look at several different options, but finally decided that Ovenclean offered the best route to achieving his goals. “I have spent most of my life working in people’s homes so I am used to dealing with people. I also really value the satisfaction of a job well done and a happy customer, so the Ovenclean opportunity struck me as a perfect fit!” he says.

Paul launched his Ovenclean franchise two years ago and has already built up a vast database of regular customers. He plans to expand his business later this year, taking on an employee to help manage his growing workload.

It’s a massive marketplace and there’s certainly great demand for my services,” he concludes. “I’m definitely on course with my plans and my big focus is to continue building up a sizeable, thriving business with regular, loyal customers that I can sell on when I decide it’s time to retire. The initial outlay for the franchise is not expensive and I’m on a real upward curve in terms of income. I’m very happy that I made the decision to join Ovenclean, I’m thoroughly enjoying it and am looking forward to the future with renewed confidence!”

Ovenclean is the longest established and most successful domestic oven cleaning franchise in the UK, providing specialist oven cleaning services to a large, virtually untapped marketplace.