27th November 2018
Franchise Brands plc is delighted to be celebrating 10 successful years owning, operating and developing Ovenclean, the UK’s original network of oven cleaning specialists.
“Since acquiring the franchise back in 2008, we’ve been able to help so many franchisees from all different walks of life with our tried and tested business model.” says Tim Harris, Managing Director of Ovenclean.
“Becoming a full member of the BFA in 2015 was a great milestone for us. We’ve worked hard to ensure new and existing franchisees have the best support possible to run their own successful oven cleaning business, and the acknowledgement by the BFA confirmed that we are doing a great job.
Ella Pugh, Head of Marketing for Ovenclean explains how the brand strategy has changed over the years. “To run a business like Ovenclean you need to be able to adapt and move with the times. Our marketing strategy has changed so much in the last 10 years, moving from mainly offline activity, to investing in a high-profile TV campaign, and now over 70% of the leads generated from national marketing come from digital sources.”
As for the franchisees, they are thriving. Owen Rowlands, specialist for the Stevenage area, joined the franchise in 2012 after working in highway construction and maintenance for 15 years.
Owen had no experience elsewhere, he had felt trapped, but he seized the opportunity to invest in an Ovenclean franchise, and it’s completely changed his life for the better.
“Since starting my Ovenclean journey, my life has been stress-free with nobody on my case, and I earn more money! Each month, turnover gets better and better. I’m never resentful about having to go to work in the morning and that makes a huge difference. We spend the majority of our time working, so it’s no good if you’re miserable doing it!”
In 2014, James Arthur of Ovenclean Macclesfield and Congleton became Ovenclean’s 100th franchisee.
James previously worked in the charity sector managing a team of twelve people, having also been a professional yachtsman for two years before that, and he is now thoroughly enjoying taking the helm of his own business! “I am healthier and happier than I’ve been in a long time.” James enthuses. “And I’m making a very good living from it too!”.
James has found there are many benefits to joining Ovenclean. “I really enjoy the flexibility it offers as we are now able to visit our holiday home in Pembrokeshire more often, my blood pressure has gone down, I love being out and about meeting new people every day, and I’ve even lost half a stone! I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever about my decision and couldn’t be happier!”
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