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Ovenu Case Study
Dave Manning has swapped his 30 year career at a garden centre to start out in business as owner of Ovenu Bristol East. By becoming his own boss and venturing into self-employment, Dave, 48, has fulfilled one of his lifelong ambitions.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established17 years
  • Current UK Coverage5%
  • Franchisee Support Staff3
  • Personal Investment Req.£5,000 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£9,950 approx
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
  • Full/part-time working hoursYes
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Former Garden Centre Manager 'Plots' Business Success Story

A Bristol man is hoping that his newly-launched oven valeting firm will ‘blossom’ into a thriving small business, following a successful management career in horticulture.

Ovenu - Dave ManningDave Manning has swapped his 30 year career at a garden centre, where he worked his way up from the age of 18 to become manager, to start out in business as owner of Ovenu Bristol East.

By becoming his own boss and venturing into self-employment, Dave, 48, has fulfilled one of his lifelong ambitions.

Dave said:
"I had thought about going down the route of self-employment for quite some time, so I am delighted to have been given the opportunity with Ovenu. To be able to work to my own schedule and the flexibility that comes with the role was too good to refuse and I am looking forward to starting this next chapter in my life.

My vast customer service experience, together with the management qualities I have honed over the years, will put me in good stead and I can’t wait to build a rapport with my customers and get to know them. The ceiling is high and hopefully, in the future, I can grow the business to the extent where I have the capacity to hire a sub-contractor and get an additional van on the road."

Ovenu Bristol East provides an environmentally-friendly oven valeting service to homes and businesses throughout East Bristol.

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director and Founder of Ovenu, said:
"Dave possesses all the qualities and experience necessary to create a successful small business. I would like to welcome Dave to Ovenu and wish him all the very best for the future."

Ovenu is a franchise network made up of more than 100 businesses owned by men and women working throughout the UK.

The Ovenu valeting process involves dismantling key components of an oven such as the door, interior panels, fan and shelves and placing them into design-registered tank equipment, which uses safe, non-caustic products to clean the oven parts. The whole process takes around three to four hours and leaves the oven, hob and exterior in immaculate condition.

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Darren Hayter, the owner of Ovenu Ware, has realised his ambition to become his own boss.

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Ovenu Yeovil is gearing up for continued growth after a successful 10 years in business.

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Ritchie Landels has swapped the North Sea for the kitchen after launching his Ovenu business in Kirkcaldy.

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Anna Mason, 45, from Yoxall, near Burton-on-Trent, chose Ovenu after looking at a variety of franchise opportunities.

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