When you’re working every hour, and feeling nothing but stress, it may be time to consider other options. This is what faced Chris McLoughlin in his role with a major supermarket as Compliance Manager. However, before Chris could act on his thoughts, he was made redundant and unexpectedly had some big decisions to make.
"It was interesting timing. I had to decide whether to move to a new role that I didn’t particularly want, whether to ?nd a job with a new company, or try self-employment. It was at this stage that I remembered an article I’d seen in the paper. Normally I don’t read the paper, so it must have been serendipity. There was a big spread on franchising, and amongst the companies featured, was Ovenclean. With a background in catering, the prospect of cleaning ovens didn’t worry me, so I decided to investigate further.
With a background in catering, the prospect of cleaning ovens didn’t worry me at all, so I decided to investigate things further."
Chris received some initial information from Head Of?ce, and spent a day with another franchisee, observing how things worked.
"After that, I was sold. I liked the ?exibility of the lifestyle and that you really do get out what you put in. It appealed to me that my own hard work would reap bene?ts for me, not for someone else!"
However, Chris’s partner had yet to be convinced.
"She’s observed my spending patterns over the years and knew that I was used to having a regular wage. She was worried I wouldn’t adjust accordingly, and worried about me not having enough work.
However, it took just one visit to an open day to convince her! She was really impressed with the Chef Executive’s presentation. He explained how, if you follow the model, it will work when combined with application, dedication, a real work ethic and good marketing. He emphasised that it’s not for people who don’t want to work hard – but I did – that’s what I was used to, and he’s been proved right. The bene?ts were very quick to come and my partner and I both delighted. I should have made the move years ago!"
Chris plans to have a second van in the future, but for now, he’s enjoying running his diary as he likes and spending more time with his family. He markets regularly, enjoying a big return on his campaigns, as well as recommendations.
Steven Bowen started his Ovenclean business in 2014 after being made redundant.
Sheree Parker joined Ovenclean in 2001 and by 2004 was so busy Sheree had to take on an employee to help her manage the demand for her services.
Steven Sykes and Estelle Robertson launched their Ovenclean franchise in June in 2015 in the Barnsley area.
When Owen Rowlands joined Ovenclean, in 2012, it transformed his life in ways he never imagined.
James Arthur has run Ovenclean in Maccles?eld, Congleton and Buxton since 2014.
Graham Kerridge took the opportunity to invest in an Ovenclean franchise in September 2013 and hasn’t looked back since!
Dean and Amy Wilson joined Ovenclean in October 2015 and now operate a second van.
When Colin Bell moved back to the UK after living abroad for many years he was immediately taken by the Ovenclean franchise opportunity.
In 2002 Clive and Clare Pearson made a decision to join Ovenclean that would change their lives forever.
Myles Cutler is now the proud owner of Ovenclean in Bristol after buying the resale from Nigel Welch.
Ovenclean has proved the best buy ever for John Hicks, a former purchaser for an automotive company. Having launched his new business in October 2012 he declares his life has been transformed by Ovenclean and says he’s not looked back since.
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Duncan Chandler talks to us about his Ovenclean business after just eighteen months since the launch
Little did Mike Watts suspect when he first invested in an Ovenclean franchise that after four years his business would become a real family affair, first involving his wife Janeane and subsequently his sons Byron and Daniel.
Ian Morley talks to us about starting his Ovenclean business and about how his business has grown
Paul Foord cooks up a plan with Ovenclean and tells us why he decided that Ovenclean offered the best route to achieving his goals.
A two man team making a great impact on the nation’s kitchens – apart from the Hairy Bikers! - is Ovenclean’s dynamic duo, Jeff Deeming and Andy Bloore, who have been working together since 2003.
When 26 year old Robbie Freeman spotted Ovenclean it appealed to him instantly.
Work within a virtually untapped UK market with proven demand
Achieve fantastic earning potential with low overheads and high profitability
Low investment requirement with a support network to assure franchise success