When Colin Bell moved back to the UK after many years living abroad, he was immediately taken by the Ovenclean franchise opportunity having previously worked in the catering and cleaning industry, and couldn’t be happier with the support he’s had from Head Office since his launch earlier this year. Colin looked at all sorts of investment options but many were out of his price range.
The fact that he could grow and develop an Ovenclean business over time into a larger operation really appealed and once he’d attended the Open day at the Head Office in the Midlands his mind was made up! He explains: “Having been out of the country a long time, I wanted to join a franchise instead of going it alone as I had never run my own business in the UK and wanted to have the support structure to hand if I needed it.
I spoke to various existing Ovenclean franchisees as part of my research - they were all very positive and had been in the business a long time, which gave me lots of confidence in the offering. ”Since his launch Colin has found word-of-mouth recommendation to be the biggest driver of leads. “My customers are quite literally gobsmacked by the standard of clean we are able to achieve; I regularly get tipped too because they are so delighted!”
Although it’s still early days for Colin, he has big plans for the future, with ambitions to get three vans on the road in the next two years and grow his territory to include the neighbouring town.“The market is huge – everyone has an oven after all - and I love what I do, I get to meet new and interesting people and finish each day with a huge sense of satisfaction from a job well done and thrilled customers, it’s brilliant!” concludes Colin.
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, including not only domestic customers, but also commercial work such as schools, lettings agencies and hotels. Franchisees operate from professionally liveried vans and so benefit from low overheads and high flexibility. The top quality, powerful yet safe Ovenclean product range, exclusive to franchisees, effectively cleans ovens and hobs, Agas, ranges and barbecues, restoring them to pristine condition within a matter of a few hours.