Former industrial abseiler aims to clean up Edinburgh's ovens

Edinburgh entrepreneur Keith Lamb is aiming to scale the heights of his new business venture by launching a professional oven valeting franchise in the city.

Keith, a former industrial abseiler, has launched his Ovenu business to serve homes across Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Ovenu's valeting process is popular with householders across the UK, taking the pain out of one of the most hated and neglected chores. Since 1994 Ovenu's UK-wide network of 100 franchisees have cleaned more than one million ovens, microwaves, and barbeques.

Its environmentally-friendly 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.

Keith said: 'I can't think of a better place to live and work than Edinburgh and I felt it was time to move to the city full-time. I spent a lot of time researching franchise opportunities, as I wanted the freedom to become my own boss, but with the support of a larger organisation. Ovenu is the perfect fit for me as it gives me a great opportunity to work with the public and I'm really looking forward to tackling the city's dirty ovens.'

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director of Ovenu, said: 'Keith is a motivated and committed individual who will make a success of his Ovenu business. I'm sure there are many people across Edinburgh who will appreciate a professional coming into their home who can take on one of the most hated house hold chores!'