With over 25 years’ experience and a network of over 100 specialists, Ovenclean is the original, and one of the most successful, oven cleaning businesses in the UK, providing a professional domestic cleaning service to a massive marketplace of over 27.8 million households nationwide.
Minimum investment: £10,000 +VAT^
Sales revenue potential: £1,000+ p/w
With over 27 million customers nationwide, Ovenclean is the original and most successful oven cleaning business in the UK, offering a flexible work/life balance and the ability to schedule your work around your life. With over 25 years’ experience and a network of over 100 specialists, we’ve built a tried and tested business model with great income prospects, the ability to be your own boss and a full package of support to help you create a hugely successful business. Start receiving the rewards of your hard work today, with Ovenclean.
Want to launch your own Ovenclean franchise, but not sure it’s right for you? Here’s why it is:
Read on to learn more about Ovenclean, and how you can create a better lifestyle for you and your family through franchising with us.
Whether you want more job security, want to fit work around the most important people in your life, want greater control in your profession or want to enjoy a truly flexible lifestyle, Ovenclean offers you the perfect franchise.
Whether you’ve always had dreams of running your own business, are just getting started with your career or are looking to completely change paths, we welcome people from all backgrounds to Ovenclean.
Our franchisees tell us that launching a business with us gives them a greater sense of satisfaction, freedom and security than any previous role, while simultaneously offering them the chance to earn more money.
With Ovenclean, you’re free to choose how much work you take on and when you do that work; and we’ll be alongside you every step of the way, providing all the support you’ll need.
Ovenclean was launched in 1994 and has grown to become one of the UK’s original oven cleaning companies, with a network of over 100 franchisees operating across the UK.
Our specialists provide a range of domestic oven cleaning services to various brands and models of electric ovens, gas ovens, ranges, microwaves, hobs, extractor fans and barbecues, using a no added caustic system which ensures customers benefit from a safe and hygienic procedure.
Established for over 25 years, our market-leading domestic cleaning franchise makes it simple and straightforward for you to start your own business.
You don’t need any experience because you’ll receive comprehensive training and be assigned a business mentor, meaning you have all the upfront support required to start generating an income from day one.
The total investment required to launch an Ovenclean franchise is £14,995+VAT but with the different pricing options we offer, you only need £10,000 + VAT of your own funds to start your business.
Even though you’ll be your own boss with Ovenclean, you definitely won’t be going it alone – we put everything in place to help you reach customers directly so you can benefit from repeat business, a loyal client base and instant cashflow.
The Ovenclean franchise model can be adapted to suit your current lifestyle and future aspirations, so you can create a business that’s tailored to you. Whether you’re looking to spend more time at home or want to build your own empire – or you’d like to achieve a balance of both – you can do, with Ovenclean.
As well as offering practical and technical training in all elements of the service you’ll deliver, we provide a course in sales and marketing, unlimited support from our head office team and supply you with a business mentor – an experienced franchisee – who you can call whenever you need to.
The Ovenclean franchise package includes all the essential components for business success, including:
Additionally, you’ll benefit from the fantastic volume of customer enquiries generated through head office on your behalf – which equated to an average of over £30,000 worth of leads per franchisee in 2020, so you can get up and running quickly and profitably, with the reassurance you’ll have a constant line up of eager customers.
The beauty of running your own business with Ovenclean is that you define your own success. Whether you’re happy to go it alone and work from a single van, or want to expand your network and operate several territories at once, the option is yours. No matter how you choose to work with Ovenclean, we’ll help you reach your ambitions.
James Arthur has been a franchisee since 2014. Prior to becoming an Ovenclean franchisee, he had enjoyed a successful career, working in international event management before being appointed as Head of Fundraising for a national charity. After a company restructure in 2012 ended in a voluntary redundancy, James began thinking about an alternative, self-employed lifestyle which would give him more control over his own life and diary.
An uninspiring job role which focused on negative customer experiences left Pam unhappy in her career. Her supportive husband, who recognised how fantastic she was at working with the public, encouraged her to seek a new path. Together, they researched jobs where she could make a difference to other people, offering a service they didn’t want to do themselves and which enabled her to regularly meet new people. They came across Ovenclean, which ticked all the boxes.
She said: “Ovenclean was totally different to what I had always done, and I was worried that I wouldn’t get enough business through the door – there’s a lot of responsibility with being self-employed.
“But when I enquired about an Ovenclean franchise opportunity in my local area with Franchise Brands, I got reassurance very quickly. I attended an open day where lots of experienced Ovenclean franchisees explained how they had come from boring careers and would never go back. It made me think I could do it, so we invested.
“I’ve started building my own profile, using social media to develop my brand locally, as well as newspapers and word of mouth recommendations. The business has grown quickly, and I absolutely love it.
“The exciting part is not really knowing what to expect from each customer. Sometimes I’m in and out within an hour, other times I’m there much longer. But whatever the case, the best part is the result. I absolutely love looking at my customers’ faces when they see I’ve got their oven looking cleaner than they ever expected it to.
“The main difference for me since joining Ovenclean is that I wake up happy. I wish I’d done this 10 years ago. My husband pushed me to get to this point and I’m so glad he did. I only have to rely on myself, and I know that I’ll do a good job. It’s my business, my time, my happiness. And that’s such a huge reward.”
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^ Date range for this calculation is: 1st July 2019-June 30th 2020 compared to 1st July 2020-June 30th 2021.
Name: James Arthur
Franchisee since: 2014
“We are now able to visit our holiday home in Pembrokeshire more often, and I can stop work early to play the odd round of golf if I want to!”
Prior to becoming an Ovenclean Franchisee, James had a successful career; from international event management, to Head of Fundraising for a National Charity. After a company restructure in 2012 ended in a voluntary redundancy, James began thinking about alternative, self-employed lifestyle which would give him more control over his own life and diary.
“I wanted to be self-employed and felt that buying into a franchise would be the ideal way to achieve that with suitable support. I went to an Ovenclean open day and I liked what I saw. The fact that I would be paying a flat fee rather than a percentage of income appealed to me, as well as the professional set up, the support available, and the fact that there was no pressure to invest. It was also reassuring to know there were some other big brands within the Franchise Brands network, such as ChipsAway.”
“I was keen to do some more research before making a decision, and Ovenclean arranged for me to have several telephone conversations with active franchisees, and even spend a day out on the road with an established specialist, which gave me a great insight as to what to expect. I looked over the business plan Ovenclean had provided, and with their help developed my own plan specific to my area, and what I wanted to achieve from a financial point of view.”
In September 2014, James became the 100th franchisee to join the Ovenclean network.
“The launch of my business couldn’t have gone better! I really enjoyed my comprehensive two-week training course, and my trainer was always available to give me technical and marketing advice. The launch package put together by the support team was hugely beneficial - It was in the run up to Christmas, which is generally the busiest time, but it was the perfect start to my new venture. I was literally manic for the first three months, and the following year, I was taking bookings for pre-Christmas cleans 6 months in advance!”
However, running your own business of course has it’s challenges, “Getting started involved getting fit to undertake a very physical role, at the end of the day I knew I had been through a proper workout, but soon, my blood pressure was down, and I even lost half a stone!”
“Financially, it takes time to establish a business, but now I’ve got regular clients and recommendations, things are much rosier from a financial point of view and I’m making a decent living. I enjoy building up relationships with my customers and have a good hard core of regulars who chat away to me about their life; I like to add a bit extra like pulling in the bins on bin day, tying up tomato plants etc. which is appreciated.”
We asked James how his life has improved since joining Ovenclean:
“I love being out and about meeting new people every day, and I really enjoy the flexibility that comes with being your own boss. It means that we are now able to visit our holiday home in Pembrokeshire more often, and I can stop work early to play the odd round of golf if I want to!”
We asked James what advice would he give to someone looking to buy a franchise. “The key to success is hard work, do a good clean and tidy job, and make sure you enter every house with a friendly face to ensure you get repeat business and recommendations. Look closely at the financial figures, take professional advice to make sure you know you can get through the first couple of years. Talk to as many people as possible who have bought a franchise.”
“I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever about my decision and couldn’t be happier! I wish I had done it much earlier in my life, but my focus now is to continue developing my business.”
Name: Dean and Amy Wilson
Franchisee since: 2013
Husband and Wife team, Dean and Amy Wilson joined the Ovenclean network in 2014, after deciding they needed more time for their young family. Dean previously worked as an Assistant Manager at a cleaning company and Amy ran her own Salon, so the franchise was a natural fit for the couple.
“I was working for a local cleaning company mainly dealing with disaster claims for insurance companies such as fires and floods. I enjoyed my job, but I came to a point where I couldn't really progress any further within the company and I felt it was time to move on.
“When we returned from living in Spain Amy opened her own salon, however when we had our first child it became increasingly difficult for Amy to be able to look after a young child and run a business by herself, so she became a stay at home mum.
“After seeing the advert for Ovenclean in a newspaper we had a discussion and felt that this business could really work well for both us. Myself cleaning and Amy at home taking calls and looking after the diaries – as well as keeping an eye on the kids!
“We then attended an open day and were immediately impressed with the whole package that Ovenclean had to offer. There was no hard sell or feeling that we were being pushed into any decisions. Everyone was so friendly and helpful; we pretty much had made our decision to go ahead before we had even left. We spoke to a couple of similar franchises but they didn’t come close. The open day really put us at ease. We left on a high and couldn’t wait to get going!
“Head office are fantastic and have always been there whenever needed. As you become more established you won’t need to lean on them so much, but the reassurance that they are just at the end of a phone is priceless. Initially you go out for two weeks with an existing franchisee to learn the ropes. My trainer was absolutely fantastic – we had a blast and still talk to each other regularly, even if it’s not about oven cleaning! Now I act as an Ovenclean mentor to new starters myself, and I am always hearing just how helpful and knowledgeable the team are at Head Office – everything Ovenclean promise, they deliver!
“The first 6 months to a year are definitely the hardest, you really have to put the hard work in, go around leafleting, visiting estate agents, schools and universities. However, the hard work paid off and we became very busy at 18 months, so we decided to employ my brother Mark, who runs a second van to keep up with demand.”
Dean and Amy’s business is going from strength to strength and they now have 3 vans on the road, with Dean’s nephew running a third van. “We complete 3 cleans a day and 2 cleans on a Saturday. A lot of the diary is taken up by monthly recalls, but is more than worth the time as 75% of my work is now taken up by repeat customers. Ok, I’m working six days per week at the moment, but that’s my choice. If I want to take some time off I can, without having to ask permission! I’m usually back before 5pm, so I can spend time with my son, which I never used to be able to do. Family time is extremely important to us and an Ovenclean franchise gives us the opportunity to have plenty of quality family time together.” We honestly cannot think of any downsides to the franchise life!”
“Ovenclean has changed our lives so much for the better. We have freedom, more time for each other and our young family which makes life so much more relaxed and happier. We can go to sports days, school plays, and we are able to run a second business. It's the ease of running an Ovenclean franchise that has made this possible. We are also making more money now than when we were both employed. The future for us is looking very exciting and full of promise. Without a doubt the best thing we have ever done is make that call to Ovenclean.”
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