Ovenu, the specialist oven valeting franchise, has helped former printer Liam Flynn use redundancy as a springboard into a new career.
Liam, 44, who is from Aylesbury, has launched Ovenu to provide householders with a professional oven valeting service.
Ovenu will offer its environmentally-friendly service to homes across Buckinghamshire including Aylesbury, Winslow and Princes Risborough. Liam will also serve parts of Hertfordshire including Tring.
After being made redundant for a second time in a year when the printing company he was working for relocated abroad, Liam made the choice to become his own boss.
Franchising represented the best opportunity for Liam because it allows him to control his own business, but with the support, advice and recognised brand name of a larger organisation.
Ovenu’s valeting process is popular with householders across the UK, taking the pain out of one of the most hated and neglected chores. Since 1994 Ovenu’s UK-wide network of 100 franchisees have cleaned more than one million ovens, microwaves, and barbeques.
Its valeting service involves dismantling key components of an oven such as the door, interior panels, fan and shelves and placing them into design-registered equipment, which uses non-caustic products to clean the oven parts.
The whole process takes around three hours and leaves the oven, hob and exterior in immaculate condition.
Liam Flynn said: “I’m really looking forward to working with people in Aylesbury and the surrounding areas to deliver the Ovenu service. When I was made redundant for the second time I knew it was time to start out on my own.
“The principles of franchising really appeal to me and although I am my own boss I have the support and backing of an experienced and well-respected company. This will benefit my customers greatly and they will soon have some of the cleanest ovens in the country!”
Rik Hellewell, Managing Director of Ovenu, said: “The printing industry’s loss is definitely Ovenu’s gain! Liam is a motivated and enthusiastic individual who will provide a top-class service to people in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Liam has proven that redundancy can be turned from a negative to a positive and utilise franchising to start a new and prosperous career.”
People in Aylesbury and the surrounding areas who feel that their oven is in need of the service can find out more by contacting Liam on 0870 880 1222#