Sheree Parker is one of Ovenclean’s longest operating franchisees. She 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.
Now, twelve years on, she has expanded her initial owner operator business into a very successful management franchise. Sheree runs two vans and has two employees, as well as sub-contracting work to a neighbouring member of the network.
Sheree can’t understand why more women don’t invest into franchise businesses:
"For me, being a woman has certainly not presented any challenges. I think it’s irrelevant really – instead you should ask yourself, is self-employment for you? If it is, then franchising offers the opportunity to grow a successful business, without many of the risks associated with going it alone. The support and knowledge you get from the Ovenclean team is amazing, not just when you launch, but as your business grows too!
For me, being a woman has certainly not presented any challenges. I think it’s irrelevant really – instead you should ask yourself, is self-employment for you?"
Many of the bene?ts of owning an Ovenclean franchise, such as ?exible working hours and being able to run a business from home, could make it a very attractive prospect for women, particularly for those trying to balance the demands of both a career and family.
"I’d done the fourteen-hour days in my old job as someone else’s employee, and one of the things I value most about being self-employed is that I don’t have to spend my whole time working. My ambition from the start was to develop my Ovenclean business into a management franchise and it’s worked really well for me. I work sensible hours now and have a great work/life balance.
If I had to offer one piece of advice to any women thinking about franchising, it would be to do your research and if you feel that it could work for you - then go for it. The feeling of freedom you get with being your own boss is amazing - I have never looked back!"
Ovenclean is the longest established and most successful domestic oven cleaning franchise in the UK, providing specialist oven cleaning services to a large, virtually untapped marketplace.
Franchisees operate from professionally liveried vans and benefit from low overheads and high ?exibility. The powerful yet eco-friendly Ovenclean system, exclusive to franchisees cleans ovens and hobs, AGAs, ranges and barbecues, restoring them to pristine condition within a matter of a few hours.
Steven Bowen started his Ovenclean business in 2014 after being made redundant.
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 Macclesfield, 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.
After being made redundant, and with a background in catering, Chris McLoughlin joined Ovenclean in 2015.
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.
John Hicks launched his new business in October 2012 he declares his life has been transformed by Ovenclean and says he’s not looked back since.
Ovenclean delivers baked-in success for John Denoon who tells us us why he started his Ovenclean business.
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.
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 are Jeff Deeming and Andy Bloore.
When 26 year old Robbie Freeman spotted Ovenclean it appealed to him instantly.
Achieve fantastic earning potential with low overheads and high profitability
Low investment requirement with a support network to assure franchise success
Work within a virtually untapped UK market with proven demand