Landmark achieved for Ovenu in Bracknell

A successful Bracknell business owner has celebrated his 10th anniversary in style as he reached another landmark milestone – his 10,000th oven clean.

Mark Daniels, 51, owner of Ovenu Bracknell, has seen his environmentally friendly oven valeting business go from strength to strength over the past decade, as he has been averaging between 15 and 21 oven cleans a week.

Previously a manager for a Bracknell tyre business, Mark worked as a sub-contractor for another Ovenu franchise for 18 months before starting out in business on his own.

Mark’s business has improved year-on-year and last November he invested in his business by purchasing a new van.

Seeking a career change, Mark decided to sub-contract for Ovenu, which was a job that he enjoyed and wished to continue with, so he bought his franchise in 2003, which has since paid dividends for him.

Mark said: “I am delighted to have reached these two significant milestones and I would like to thank all of my valuable customers. Business has been going well over the years and I have had a lot of repeats and have become well-known in the area.

“Despite the tough economic climate, I am pleased to have stayed in business this long and I am looking forward to providing the same level of service to the people of Bracknell and the surrounding areas for many more years to come.”

As well as Bracknell, Mark’s business covers Ascot, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Virginia Water.

Rik Hellewell, managing director of Ovenu, said: “I am delighted for Mark that he has reached these two significant landmarks. It just goes to show that dedicated people can use Ovenu’s franchise model to create a successful small business, and I would like to wish Mark all the best going forward.”