We believe our Franchise Package to be the most comprehensive in our sector as you’ll no doubt appreciate as you look through the information below. It’s a pretty long list so we hope you’re sitting comfortably!
Our franchisees have told us over the years that they really like the idea of us providing this helpful & detailed information online initially and arranging meetings at a later stage so, if that’s what people tell us they want, that’s exactly what we’ll provide!
We’ll also show you how we allocate our Franchise Territories, give you a flavour of what the earning potential is and give you some more detailed background information about Ovenu.
Once you’ve had a good read through the information we hope that you’ll fill out our quick & easy ‘Register Your Interest’ form so that we can discuss the next stage of our recruitment process with you.
Induction Training – To ISO 9001:2008 Standards.
You’ll initially come along for our 5 day, accredited, Induction Training course and immediately benefit from our 20+ years of knowledge & experience. You’ll quickly discover our entire, knowledgeable Support Team and be re-assured that you’ve become an integral part of a truly global brand. Our current Training & Technical Support Manager has been working with us for over 16 years and has trained franchisees from Australia, New Zealand and the USA!
First off, you’ll spend a whole day getting to grips with the basics of running a business covering topics such as marketing, pricing, book-keeping and data storage.
This will be followed by 4 days of practical training; getting to know how to deliver spectacular results to consumers. These 4 days are split into two distinct halves.
The first 2 days are spent at our in-house Training Facility where we typically have 80 different items for you to witness – that’s more different appliances in one place than you’re likely to encounter in your first couple of years on the road!
You’ll learn what you can and can’t do, which of our unique products do what, why we have specially designed tools and how to use them. Toward the end of day 3 you’ll get to clean & valet your first oven using your new skills!
We’ve found over the years that this approach is way more professional than asking a new franchisee to start learning lots of new techniques ‘over the shoulder’ in people’s homes.
Having the ‘safety net’ of a workshop environment is far better and significantly more reassuring for those entering a ‘whole new world’.
That said, once the basics have been covered and perfected, the next 2 days will be working ‘for real’ (with an experienced franchisee for guidance and help when needed) in genuine client’s homes.
A massive benefit to you of us having ISO accreditation is that you know we’re not going to neglect any element of your Induction Training. We’ll cover everything that you’ll need to know and having the ISO (an internationally recognised marque) means everybody within our network has been trained to the same exacting standards. And, to ensure that you’re learning at a comfortable pace during training, we start reasonably early in the day but don’t finish until you’ve told us that you’re happy. If one or two topics need to be re-visited, that’s absolutely fine.
Our Induction Training is about getting things done properly – not to a timetable.
We should also mention that Induction Training is all about getting across the vitally important basics. Most things in life evolve and business is no different. A highly experienced franchised operation such as ours will have the on-going help and support systems in place to cope with evolution and keep you way ahead of the game!
Accommodation – Taken care of.
You’ll not have far to travel either in the morning or evening as we’ll be covering the cost for you to stay overnight at a local hotel or B&B whilst you’re undertaking your Induction Training.
Your Van & Livery
During your Induction Training week we’ll have your van sign-written in our distinctive, eye-catching livery. It doesn’t matter which van you’ve plumped for (we’ll chat about this a bit further down the page), each and every franchisee’s van right across the world has had our livery applied.
Our strong branding acts as a very powerful, promotional media. And as you’ll see from the image below, we even enhance security by using vision-film on vans with glazed tail-gates.
It’s Your Van – You Choose! – We leave your choice of van to you. Let’s face it, we’re all individuals and we come in different shapes and sizes … luckily, so do vans!
We’re not going to (nor ever will) tie you down to either just ONE make & model OR a compulsory lease / rental.
What’s important to mention here is that our Process Equipment can be, and is, tailored to fit ANY van.
Let’s take a moment though to look at a few reasons why different people have chosen different vans.
The vast majority of our network members have picked a ‘regular sized’ van to use in their business … there are lots to choose from. But that’s not always practical or sensible!
Some of our franchisees have chosen a mid-sized van with 3 front seats – a Toyota Hiace or Mercedes Vito for example – it’s more practical for perhaps picking up two children from school.
Others have decided, due to some tight parking spaces in their territory, to go for a much smaller micro-van such as a Peugeot Bipper. One or two of our franchisees have chosen a slightly larger van as they enjoy fishing at weekends. Having a larger van means that they can fit all of their fishing gear into the van alongside all of their Ovenu equipment.
No matter what your van choice happens to be, we do insist on it being white and in really good condition. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be brand new. There are thousands of suitable and sensibly priced pre-owned vans on the market these days.
Our vast experience over the last 20 years has taught us that your clients couldn’t care less about the combination of letters and numbers on your van’s number plate – they just want to see a smartly presented van (and franchisee) in the right place and at the right time!
We can chat more about van options when we meet up.
Products & Consumables – simply the best!
We’ll supply you initially with sufficient of our bespoke products and quality consumables for your first 3 months of trading.
To produce world-class results you’ll need world-class products! And that’s exactly what you’ll get from us. Our core product range is unique … we own the formulae and we don’t supply anybody outside our network. We’re big on Corporate Uniformity … our core products are even shipped to our colleagues in Australia!
Our franchisees love the idea of working with products which work extremely efficiently AND tick all of the ‘Green’ boxes … so do our clients. They don’t need to vacate their homes when we arrive, chain pets (or children!) outside nor have to worry about toxic fumes.
Using products of an eco-friendly nature is just the right way to do things these days. We’re extremely proud to call our products our own because that’s the truth of it.
We’d never think about providing you with ‘Pound shop Pastes’ or inferior, re-badged materials.
Using our unique range of products means that you’ll not have to dream up cheeky little phrases like “I use safe products in your home” … completely omitting the fact that your tank in the van is full of caustic (highly corrosive) soda!
You’ll also be pleasantly surprised to learn that, despite being made exclusively for us and being the best oven cleaning products available, our products & consumables cost very little … in fact just 3% of turnover. Bulk manufacture and storage takes care of this.
Obtaining subsequent supplies from us is easy, cost effective and, typically, within 24 hours of orders being received.
Heated Process Tank
The Ultimate Labour Saving device.
Our process tanks are ‘one of a kind’ being protected under Registered Design at the Patents Office since 1994.
Our tanks are manufactured from only Hygiene Grade material for what we consider to be obvious reasons. They have been proven to stand the test of time, a long time in fact with many franchisees of long standing having experienced trouble-free use for well over 10 years.
That’s a lot longer in many cases than others who are trying to establish themselves in our sector have been in business!
The tanks have had minor ‘tweaks’ over the past 20 years but there’s an awful lot to be said for the old adage of ‘if it’s not broken don’t fix it’. The same can be said for running the tanks on bottled gas. Significantly less expensive per unit than electricity (over a million caravan & motorhome owners can’t be wrong), highly portable and, coupled with the use of the most up-to-date insulation materials, our premium quality tanks can GENUINELY be kept hot all day.
The Tools of The Trade
Getting the Job Done Properly First time, every time.
As another part of our start up package you’ll get ALL of the tools you’ll need to work with. These will include a couple of ‘secret weapons’ that we’ll be happy to chat about when we meet you. Having all of the correct tools to complete works to the highest standards possible is vitally important. Our reputation has been built on quality over the last 20 years plus and it’s worth reiterating here that we’ll not just supply you with the tools needed, we’ll also train you how to use them efficiently and effectively.
Quality Branded Work wear
Warm in Winter … Cool all year round!
We’ll also supply you with a fine selection of our premium quality branded work wear. We’ve added to our range of work wear over the years so that we now have clothing for all seasons. Cool cotton for the warmer months, heavier weight polo shirts for when the weather is a bit cooler, warm sweatshirts for the frosty mornings and waterproof fleece-lined jackets in case of rain!
Our work trousers come complete with knee pads to help keep you comfortable when kneeling on quarry tiled or hardwood flooring. All nice, practical touches that add to our overall professionalism and giving you a true sense of belonging to the largest global network of its kind.
High Visibility Internet Presence
Getting You seen Locally, Nationally and Internationally.
As you’d expect from a market leading brand we’re right up there when it comes to all things online. Whether it be our local and national websites, our Social Media activity or our communication methods with existing clients, you’ll benefit immediately from all of our activity once we plug you into our systems.
Whilst you’re undertaking your Induction Training we’ll be busy with our retained experts pulling together a quality, highly optimised internet presence for you. It’s just so important these days for prospective clients to be able to find you and your Ovenu business from ‘local’ internet searches and have the ability to contact you DIRECTLY with no third-party interference.
And we’ll get you the ‘best of both worlds’ if needs be. Not just a high ranking natural listing on the major search engines but also a Google Pay-per-Click Campaign running alongside.
We’ll also show you a few other tricks to gain additional web traffic at very little or even no cost at all. Naturally (as you’d expect) we’re not going to say what these are on this site! This information will be in your Operation Manual … more about that later.
All of our locally based web pages and franchisees’ websites are all built in the modern responsive design – like this site is – designed to adjust to whatever device it’s being viewed on so that everything is easy to see & read.
Access to our web presence has been made simple over the years. You’re sure to be found no matter what device is being used … desktop, tablet or mobile. Many of our hundreds of thousands of clients have already downloaded our new App onto their mobile phones!
We often get asked how important it is to have a high-visibility web presence. The answer, in our opinion anyway, is that it’s very important. And when you bear in mind that our websites and pages alone attract nearly 20,000 unique visitors a month (and rising) generating millions of pounds worth of business every year without you having to lift a finger, you’ll probably agree?
But that’s not to say that the more traditional routes to market could, or should, be ignored. The problem for the tiny one-man-band types and/or the fledgling franchise operations is that they just haven’t got the resources to promote themselves in the national media or pay to retain the services of a professional Public Relations firm.
The great news for the Ovenu network though is that we have, and do, BOTH!
Using Economy of Scale.
So here’s a huge benefit of becoming an integral part of our business. You immediately get to see and appreciate how ‘economy of scale’ comes into its own. Our existing franchisees cover just over 80% of the UK and everybody contributes a small monthly fee towards National Marketing. These small individual amounts of money wouldn’t cover much in their own rights but, when multiplied by over 100, the opportunities are almost endless!
And to give you a brief overview of what we currently undertake on a national level for our network to enjoy and benefit from, here are a few examples.
- Display advertising in selected, high circulation ‘Home & Garden’ type glossy magazines. These help significantly to raise brand awareness and drive extra traffic to our websites.
- Promotions on ‘Property Specific’ third-party websites with links to our own sites.
- Display adverts on premium Directory websites such as Yell.com.
- Fully automated ‘Lead Generation’ deals on an exclusive basis.
- Referrals directly from manufacturers.
- National Freephone number with ‘Caller ID’ so that prospective clients can call you FREE and calls are routed to you automatically.
- The retention of a high class Public Relations Company … keeping you in the limelight locally both online and in the printed media.
- Premium quality digital Content & Marketing pieces for online and offline use.
- And a whole lot of retained experts looking over Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media, and Offline Media adverts etc.
A natural question which is asked by many at this stage is “That’s all fine in principle but what do I get by way of a return on investment here?” It’s a good question and the honest answer is this … between 200% and 1,200%. The 200% return being achieved by those who just use a few of the marketing tools available and the 1,200% by those who use the majority of what is advised.
We are able to provide such ‘hand on heart’ answers here as we ask our franchisees regularly to keep us updated.
Brochures & Cards
Offline media that gets results!
Another integral part of your Start-Up package will be a good supply of quality, lead-generating generic brochures and personalised drop-cards. And, as a part of your Induction Training, we’ll be explaining what to do with either or both so that you get the absolute maximum return from your efforts.
Customised Client Contact
Making it easy to get in touch!
A further feature of our Start-Up package includes us arranging a local area phone number for your Ovenu business AND a Call Centre facility for you. In today’s modern technological world there’s no need for an expensive and potentially restrictive landline phone number with all of the associated wires and cables.
Nor is there any need for the use of antiquated message taking equipment such as Ansafones!
Today’s modern businesses use modern technology and we’ve been way ahead of the game in this department for years! We’ve invested wisely over the past 20 years into anything and everything to make our franchisees’ businesses more effective and cost-efficient.
We understand exactly what our franchisees and clients want … and we deliver on all fronts. Equally importantly, we’ll teach you how to do the same.
Off and running, but at a pace to suit you.
It’s important to get your business off to a good start by having those all-important sales leads coming through as quickly as possible. What’s equally important though is that this happens at a pace that you’re comfortable with. You’ll not want to feel under pressure by being over-burdened with more enquiries than you can comfortably handle – neither do you want to have too little!
Getting the right balance is crucial and that’s why we tailor our Launch Campaigns to suit each individual franchisee.
We’ve successfully launched hundreds of franchisees around the world using this methodology. The practical thinking is very similar to obtaining a van that suits you and your territory … it’s very much an ‘individual’ thing and a topic that we’ll be delighted to chat about when we meet up.
What is important to point out at this stage however is that whatever pace you decide is right for you and your new business we’ll make certain that everything is properly planned, prepared and actioned.
Franchisee Focussed Forum
Your chance to chat.
You’ll also gain access to the most comprehensive list of discussion topics on pretty much any and every aspect of our business. Our Franchisee Forum currently has over 600 topics and is the most valuable resource of its kind.
All you need to know.
Everything you need to know to get your business up and running is contained within our Operations Manual. The ultimate ‘back-up’ to what you’ll learn whilst undertaking your Induction Training and much, much more. This invaluable set of documents has been amended and adapted over the years as our business model has evolved over time.
We’d love to be able to list everything that your Manual contains but, with plagiarism being somewhat rife on the internet, we’d rather show you a copy when we meet up … we’re sure you’ll appreciate where we’re coming from here!
Exclusive Trading Territory
All scientifically mapped out.
Everybody within the Ovenu network has their own, 100% exclusive territory to trade in locally. But where we like to be a lot more refined in our approach to territory allocation is looking at the science behind it.
Every area is different meaning territories have to be carefully mapped out. Territory allocation shouldn’t be like ‘pinning the tail on a donkey’!
We know that you’d not be happy if we granted a territory to you where 90% of the inhabitants were unemployed for example.
Instead we use a set of geo-demographic information, STD code information and Postcode boundaries to determine our exclusive territories.
The geo-demographic information tells us what types of properties there are by postcode, what types of people live there, income levels and what type of properties people live in. As above, you’d not thank us for allocating a territory that contained hundreds or thousands of high-rise flats!
We take all of this information & data into consideration and then allocate an appropriate area depending on the level of your initial investment.
Start-Up Costs – You Choose.
There are TWO options here to start your business with us in a brand new area … our Standard Package containing circa.60,000 applicable homes or our Easy-Reach Package containing circa.30,000 properties. In either case you’ll receive exactly the same Start-Up package and Induction Training as highlighted above.
Just one of the many good reasons for the introduction of our Easy Reach Package at the start of 2014 was to give more people who were keen to become a part of our network the opportunity to do so for an initial investment of under £10,000.
And we’ve achieved exactly what we wanted by being able to offer our Easy Reach Package at £9,950 plus VAT.
Our experience has taught us over the years that many franchisees are happy and content with building and developing a business with our help & support but just with themselves in mind and therefore maintaining an ‘owner operator’ status rather than expanding into a multi-van operation.
We sit very comfortably with this mind-set and our extended choice of Start-Up packages has been very well received in this regard.
However, for those who are perhaps looking to adopt more of a managerial type role in due course by going down the ‘multi-van’ route then there are a couple of options to explore.
The first option would be to invest into our Standard Package, (currently priced at £15,900 plus VAT), with a larger exclusive territory from the outset.
The second option would be to get off and running with our Easy Reach package and look to invest into additional territories (if available) at a later date.
There may also be the opportunity to buy an existing business that will come complete with a good amount of existing clients. You’ll find how this works by clicking here.
So there you go, all of the initial information that we hope gives you a clear indication of our dedication and world-class approach to providing you with absolutely everything you’ll need to become an integral, valued member of our network.
We hope you appreciate that we’ll leave nothing to ‘chance’ and that our two decades of experience really will give you what you’re looking for.
The next step is to ‘Register Your Interest’ using the form on this page. When you’ve done this we’ll immediately send you a brief résumé of this page PLUS a lot more financial information as well. This will include information about our fixed Management Fees, our very successful trading history to date and the earnings potential that you can look forward to.
Many thanks for taking the time to visit our website and here’s hoping we can meet up soon.