Former Contractor takes on Ownership of Ovenu (Newbury)
Former contractor Gary Burbedge is relishing the opportunity to get his hands dirty once again, by carrying out one of the most hated household chores for a living.
Gary “jumped at the chance” to become his own boss and start out in business with Ovenu, the professional oven valeting specialists, as soon as the opportunity became available to him in the Newbury area.
Gary, 42, who worked as a prison officer for eight years, is now owner of Ovenu Newbury, having sub-contracted for a year with its former owner, Keith Janes, back in 2007.
He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Keith and as soon as the opportunity came about, I had no hesitation in taking the business on. It’s a great feeling to see a job all the way through for the customer, which is rewarding, even if it means getting your hands dirty.”
Family man Gary, who is from West Berkshire and has four daughters, will be supported by his wife in the business. The flexibility to manage his own schedule and to balance his work around his family is what attracted him to invest in the Ovenu business as an on-going concern.
Gary added: “It is the ideal job for me as it is important to have the flexibility with having such a large family, which other jobs don’t have to offer. I am now looking forward to creating an order book full of happy customers throughout the Newbury area and building on the established client data-base.”
Ovenu Newbury delivers its environmentally-friendly oven valeting service to homes and estate agents throughout Newbury, including its surrounding towns and villages.
Rik Hellewell, founder of Ovenu, said: “I am delighted for Gary that he is now in a position that he finds so rewarding. His enthusiasm and dedication to his work together with Ovenu’s well-established franchise model will put him in good stead in creating a thriving business.
“I would like to wish Gary all the best with his business and in welcoming him back to Ovenu and I also wish Keith well in his retirement.”
For more information about Ovenu in Newbury, or to make a booking with Gary, call: 01635 826 937, or visit: www.ovenunewbury.net