Celebrating a Decade of Ovenclean Ownership!
Posted 27/11/2018 : By: Debbie Dennis
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.”
Owen Rowlands, specialist for the Stevenage area, joined the franchise in 2012 after working in highway construction and maintenance for 15 years. Because he had no experience elsewhere, he had felt trapped, but he seized the opportunity to invest in an Ovenclean franchise. Owen says “Since starting my Ovenclean journey, my life has been stress-free with nobody on my case, and I earn more money! 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! James says, “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. I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever about my decision and couldn’t be happier!”