Our oven valeting specialist Colin Ward from Guildford is celebrating a fantastic benchmark for his business – his 2000th oven clean.
Colin, who recently celebrated his 5th year in business, is bucking the trend by using his environmentally-friendly cleaning service to clean an average of more than 30 ovens per month in the Woking & Guildford area.
Colin receives regular bookings from residential clients, landlords, lettings agents and local schools leaving them with ovens, hob, extractors and microwaves that look like new.
Colin said: “I’m so pleased to have reached this business milestone and I’m very much looking forward to continue growing my client base even further. I’m proud that I’ve managed to establish a strong reputation within the local are and many of my new customers now come from recommendations.”
Even during the recession Colin is finding that giving good customer service and peoples ‘make do and mend’ philosophy means that many clients are sprucing up their old appliances to save money rather than splashing cash on new ones.
Colin, who had previously worked as a trained mechanic most of his life, had decided to take the plunge into becoming an OVENU franchisee owner when a friend referred him to Ovenu after he signalled his interest into becoming self-employed.
Colin added: “Being self employed allows me to be in charge of my own time and work load, it’s fantastic! Working with Ovenu was a clear choice as it offers solid support and fully comprehensive training.”
“One of the most satisfying parts of my job has to be seeing the delighted looks on my customers’ faces once I have completed the job. “
Rik Hellewell, Founder of Ovenu, said: “It’s great to see Colin doing so well. He is a very hard worker and his entrepreneurial spirit has proved it’s possible to succeed when people work hard and a have a stake in their business.”
To see what a great selection of Colin’s clients have genuinely commented about his service, visit www.ovenuwoking.net/testimonials