“After facing redundancy from previous jobs in the motor trade and customer service, I decided that I wanted to take control of my destiny, and work for myself. Once I started looking at options, I found that franchising was the ideal route to achieve that goal.
I had never heard of professional oven cleaning as a business concept before, but when I looked more closely at the market, the repeat customer business model and the potential earnings, I felt it was definitely for me. After shortlisting Ovenclean, I looked at the oven cleaning competition in my local area. I also spoke to a number of existing franchisees to see how their businesses were doing and to understand their Ovenclean experiences. After spending a day with an experienced franchisee to see how the business operated on a daily basis, I made my final decision.”
The reason Ovenclean appealed to me most was the strength of the brand, which helps drive those repeat regular customers every 6-12 months. Ovenclean also provides it’s franchisees with a bespoke CRM platform, where you can harness your database to provide a regular flow of customers.
We asked Roger how his life has improved since joining Ovenclean. “My life has certainly improved – I’ve got it back now! Previously I left home at 7:30am and got back at 6:00pm, so I didn’t get much quality family time with my young children. Now I work very flexible hours, so I can structure my appointments around the school run, which is great! It is a scary prospect becoming self-employed, but the flexibility of working and the great way of life more than compensates for that.”
“For your investment, you also have access to the unlimited support of a very experienced team at Ovenclean Head Office. They provide technical advice, marketing tips and there’s a 24/7 call centre which provides a steady amount of customer leads from national marketing campaigns.”
We asked Roger what he most enjoys about his work lifestyle. “There is a real ‘wow’ factor in this job, which is very satisfying for me, and my customers! The quality of the clean means that customers are really grateful with the finished job and are happy to recommend me to family and friends.”
We asked Roger what makes a successful franchise. “The best tool for success and growth is you! It’s all down to the individual – your hard work and determination can be the most important factor to building the business. If you keep going and do regular marketing, this business does work. The more you put in, the more you get out with Ovenclean.”
“Becoming an Ovenclean franchisee was definitely the right decision for me. Obviously, its hard work in the beginning, but you get all the support you need from Ovenclean and a business that will deliver a good living and great lifestyle. “
Finally, we asked Roger about his aspirations for the future. “At the moment I have built the business to a level I am comfortable with. In the future I would like to get another van on the road and manage the business. We will see!”