A West Yorkshire-based oven valeter is celebrating a successful decade in business.
Richard Greenwood, owner of Ovenu Leeds North West, has amassed more than 25,000 oven valets over the last 10 years operating throughout West Yorkshire.
Mr Greenwood, who also operates Ovenu franchises in Bradford and Wakefield, and his team of professional oven valeters carry out around 50 oven valets per week across the region.
In 2009, Richard launched his first Ovenu franchise covering Halifax and Bradfordbefore expanding his operation to cover other towns and cities in West Yorkshire.
Over the last 10 years, Richard’s group of small businesses have enjoyed strong repeat business from existing clients and referrals, which account for more than 70% of his franchises’ business activity.
Richard said: “I have enjoyed a very successful decade with Ovenu, which would not have been possible without the ongoing, loyal support of my client base. It has been a pleasure to serve the Leeds and wider West Yorkshire area.
“It was certainly a risk that has paid off after starting out with Ovenu at the height of the UK’s economic downturn, but those challenging times helped me to shape the business and expand into new territories across the county.”
He added: “I have met a lot of people over the course of my oven valeting career so far, and made many friends for life over this period, which has made the job even more satisfying. I am looking forward to celebrating further milestones in the future as I continue to grow the business.”
Ovenu is a franchise network made up of more than 100 businesses owned by men and women working throughout the UK.
Rik Hellewell, Managing Director and Founder of Ovenu, said: “Richard has enjoyed great success over the last 10 years which is testament to his work ethic and commitment to Ovenu. He is a perfect example of someone who has established the brand and exported it to other territories, replicating the success achieved in his initial area. I would like to wish him all the very best for the future.”
The Ovenu valeting process involves dismantling key components of an oven such as the door, interior panels, fan and shelves and placing them into design-registered tank equipment, which uses safe, non-caustic products to clean the oven parts. The whole process takes around three to four hours and leaves the oven, hob and exterior in immaculate condition.