Former Management Consultant Ian Fidge, describes his Ovenclean franchise as ‘fantastic’ and says he’s been amazed by the demand for his services. So much so, his wife joined him in the business to help with his soaring workload.
“I can’t praise the franchise highly enough,” Ian insists. “I’ve had terrific support from the management team and I’m incredibly busy – thanks in part to the high numbers of leads coming through the Ovenclean Call Centre and website, all of which have been generated by the company’s central marketing activity.”
Before becoming an Ovenclean franchise owner, Ian spent much of his working life analysing different businesses. He spent eighteen months evaluating various opportunities, but explains that Ovenclean emerged as the hot favourite.
“Initially, I looked at business-to-business franchises that matched with my previous experience and background,” he explains. “However, all too often they seemed overly complex and sometimes I couldn’t really see how I was meant to make money.
“By contrast, Ovenclean offered a straightforward business model and a strong, well recognised brand name; it seemed to have the best package, the best products and a huge marketplace with the opportunity to build a regular repeat order customer base.”
After his launch, Ian was booked for three weeks solid and, now well into his third year, he says he hasn’t looked back. He has a better lifestyle with more control and flexibility, as well as a good income and tremendous job satisfaction.
“You have to be a people person to succeed,” he points out. “There are lots of advantages to an Ovenclean franchise, and providing you’re prepared to work at it there’s a really good living to be made.”
Ovenclean is the longest established and one of the most successful domestic oven cleaning franchises in the UK, providing specialist oven cleaning services to a large marketplace, including domestic customers and commercial work such as schools, lettings agencies and hotels.