Sunday, 2 October 2022

David loves the flexibility and appreciates the excellent support.

David Tomlinson owns and operates Oven Wizards Tynedale and Newcastle, this is what he has to say about his experience with Oven Wizards - 



I have completed over 10 years of trading and it has been challenging at times but also very successful and rewarding. I have always been ahead of my plans, and I have cleaned thousands,of ovens, hobs & extractors.

I started my franchise in November 2011 after being made redundant twice in 12 months. Along with my wife, I came to the conclusion that we should look at going self-employed. We looked at various franchises and came across Oven Wizards, I contacted Mark Abbott and John Graham, who jointly own and run Oven Wizards, and the rest, as they say, is history.

After a phone call, a meeting was promptly arranged. We decided to go ahead with one stipulation which was that I wanted to start trading before the end of 2011 to take advantage of the pre-Christmas rush.



Mark and John worked very effectively to get me up & running and by November 21st, I was trading after a successful launch at a local supermarket.

The two weeks hands-on technical training was very in-depth and gave me great confidence to go out on my own. The business training & development was extremely informative and useful. Mark & John are always on hand, along with any other members of the Wizards’ community, should you need advice and support.

When you become self-employed you are THE BOSS and you need to work hard to be successful. With much leaflet dropping, local advertising and all the other business development techniques I picked up in the training, the work started coming in.  I am now always busy and because of the great service we provide I get lots of referrals from customers’ family and friends.

My experience with customers is to treat them with respect, be courteous, friendly and put them at ease,

Be confident and always, always, always be professional.

Do a good job and always clean up after you’ve finished and believe me the word will spread.

Yes, there is competition out there but if you follow the Oven Wizards’ model, you will see there is plenty of business to be had.

My franchise gives me the flexibility to work 7 days a week or 4-5 days a week and you will soon find the phone never stops ringing.

In terms of great value and support I believe Oven Wizards is THE BEST franchise available on the market.

If you would like to follow David and join Oven Wizards, we do still have some Territories available. Please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/ 

 

Sunday, 4 September 2022

The Oven Wizards Annual Conference is back!

Oven Wizards got together earlier this Summer for their Annual Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon.It was great to be back meeting face to face. The Conference together with the Regional Meetings are a great Opportunity for Wizards to get together face to face to build relationships, share best practice and enjoy themselves in a relaxed atmosphere.The day included the business meeting and a social event with excellent entertainment.

The feedback has been brilliant –

Harvey Rainbow, who owns and operates the Milton Keynes Territory said “It was really great to meet fellow Wizards and putting faces to names. I had a blast. Thank you to John and Mark for organising and to everyone for the atmosphere”.

Russell Borland from Oven Wizards Lanarkshire said “Thank you for your hospitality and hosting an excellent conference which was most informative and enjoyable. It was good to be able to exchange ideas and get a picture of how other franchisees are operating their businesses nationally”.

Subjects covered on the day included Operations, Sales and Service and our guest speaker was Rachel Barham from the Federation of Small Business.

Bryan Dean who has owned and operated Oven Wizards, South West Coventry for nearly 10 years said “As always I get plenty of ideas and support from the group and both John and Mark. Thanks to everybody for all the effort you put in to make the conference and our franchises so successful.

Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Oven Wizards said “It was great to see all our Wizards getting together again face to face, it’s really good to hear how well they are all doing in their chosen Territories. It has been a tough few years, so we have been really pleased to see how well our Franchisees have prospered, long may it continue.”

He went on to say, “We had Wizards coming together from all over the UK. Whilst we are now getting good National coverage, we still have Territories available for the right sort of people”.

If you would like to join Oven Wizards, please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/ 



Sunday, 15 May 2022

Oven Wizards welcomes Nigel Reasbeck.

Oven Wizards are delighted to welcome Nigel Reasbeck as their latest Franchisee. Nigel has taken the Vale of Glamorgan Territory. He has started his training this month, with a view to being up and running with his new Oven Wizards business by the end of May.

We wish him every success!

If you would like to follow Nigel and join Oven Wizards, we do still have some Territories available. Please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/ 


 

Sunday, 27 March 2022

Oven Wizards welcomes Harvey Rainbow.

Oven Wizards are delighted to welcome Harvey Rainbow as their latest Franchisee. Harvey has taken the Milton Keynes Territory. He is starting his training this month,with a view to being up and running with his new Oven Wizards business by the end of April.

We wish him every success!

If you would like to follow Harvey and join Oven Wizards, we do still have some Territories available. Please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/ 



Sunday, 6 February 2022

Oven Wizards deliver another magical year!!

 


Oven Wizards are pleased to report excellent continued growth in terms of their business in 2021

Business is up 25% in the last year in terms of ovens cleaned by Oven Wizards Franchisees, culminating with our busiest December ever!

We also experienced one of the best years in terms of new Wizards joining the community from Dundee in the North to Devon in the South.

Martin Simpson,who started his new Oven Wizards business in South East Devon in March 2021 said, Mark Abbott and John Graham - the Oven Wizards franchisors,have the perfect balance between friendly guidance, solid support and, most importantly, the same desire for (our) success as we have. Everything that Mark and John have provided in terms of business development advice has been completely accurate, timely and wholly appropriate to building a successful oven-cleaning operation. And it is working!  At the outset, I was prepared for a slow build-up with an acknowledgement that I may need to prop up the monthly income from savings.  However, business was brisk at the beginning and has rapidly increased to a point where my immediate aspiration for a second van on the road is nearing reality.  To suggest it is “going well” is an understatement!”

               
                                                                                       

Mark Abbott, Managing Director said,”2021 was a great recovery year for Oven Wizards, we have seen a massive Bounce Back across the board after the recent lockdowns in the UK. Our new Wizards have all experienced great starts with their new Oven Wizards businesses. We are thoroughly enjoying sharing our business ethos with our new franchisees and it is great to see them doing so well in their own territories.”

He went on to say “We are now firmly established as the 3rd largest oven cleaning franchise in the UK, and with an initial franchise Fee of still just £15000 and a fixed Monthly Management Fee of £240 we believe we still offer the best value for money oven cleaning Franchise on the market.”

Russell Borland, Oven Wizards, Lanarkshire said “When I was looking for a business opportunity oven cleaning was not initially on my list, but after investigation I realised this offered the advantage of profitable repeat business. Having previously been both a franchisee and franchise manager in other sectors, the Oven Wizards franchise stood out, due to the potential return on investment and work-life balance it offered. Mark and John, Directors and business owners of Oven Wizards, are always on hand with continual support as and when required”.

If you would like to join Oven Wizards, we do still have some Territories available throughout the UK. Please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/.

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Oven Wizards welcomes Phil Cooper

Oven Wizards are delighted to welcome Phil Cooper as their latest Franchisee. Phil has taken the Chester and The Wirral Territory. He is starting his training this month, with a view to being up and running with his new Oven Wizards business by the end of January.

We wish him every success!

If you would like to follow Phil and join Oven Wizards, we do still have some Territories available. Please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/ 


 

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Top 5 things to consider before joining a franchise



Are you looking for a brighter future? Joining a franchise is one of the best ways to free yourself from the drain of a 9-5 and take back control. Not only are you able to lean on others for experience, but you will be working with a proven business model. However, not all franchises are created equally, so it's important to do your research. Here are 5 points to reflect on.

1 - Initial costs and return on investment

Becoming a part of a franchise can very quickly advance your dreams. Much of the hard work has already been done for you in terms of building a business from the ground up. Because of this, franchise models require some form of investment to assign you a slice of the pie.

Like any investment though, it's important that the franchise owners are transparent about all the fees involved - and able to explain to you exactly what you will be receiving in return. Remember that while some franchise options may be cheaper, that doesn't necessarily reflect the quality of said opportunity.

Many franchise agreements are convoluted and hard to decipher. Initial fees and monthly management fees should be clearly explained to you, and you should be wary of any hidden costs like royalty fees.

2 - Training and Support

The people who have built this business should have years of experience to lend to you. This knowledge and expertise allow you to get off the ground quickly. Rather than spending time recovering from common business mistakes - you can bypass those failures and focus your efforts on your customers.

However, this knowledge is only useful if it's shared. Training and support from day one are absolutely essential in order for your franchise to thrive. Find out early on about the training arrangements, and what kind of support will be available to you.

3 - Do your research

Speak to other franchise owners. Reach out to other franchise owners using the internet and discuss their experiences with them. Better yet, ask your Franchisor to put you in touch. If they refuse to do so or cherry-pick specific examples, then you should see this as a red flag. Everyone is different - and a bad experience isn't always reflective of the franchisor themselves - but you should learn as much as you can prior to moving forward.

4 - Location, Location, Location

Think hard about your demographic. Big-name franchises may seem like an easy win, but consider how they will fit in your area. Brick and mortar sites often incur heavy overheads, and you may be joining an already crowded market. Sometimes more niche approaches can bear fruit.

5 - Planning For Success

You have power in numbers when it comes to being a franchisee. With a well-connected network of franchisees, you can discuss common problems, and see what's working well for other people. Setting up a franchise requires capital, and unless you run your business alongside your day job, you will also need to consider your overheads. A good franchise network should allow you to ask others for their tips on how to make it work.