Sheffield-based oven valeting firm Ovenu is expecting to double its turnover after driving forward expansion plans by investing in its workforce and infrastructure.
Ovenu Sheffield South, which serves the city, Chesterfield and Dronfield, has taken on a sub-contractor, as well as having purchased a new van, to keep up with increased demand, following year-on-year growth of 40%.
Paul Paling, who operated the Sheffield South area between 2004 and 2007, has re-joined the firm having worked as a manager of another cleaning business.
With the addition of Paul, Phillip Turner, Ovenu Sheffield South’s owner, is now aiming to increase the number of oven valets it completes per week to more than 20.
Mr Turner said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul to the business, which will help me achieve my goals of doubling our turnover and servicing even more clients. Paul is already well-known to many of my customers, having worked with Ovenu previously, and as a result of him coming on board this should add several hundred more cleans a year.
“The future of the business looks very promising and with the addition of a sub-contractor this will support the continued growth of the firm.”
Paul added: “As soon as the opportunity became available I was interested in coming back and assisting Phillip, having enjoyed an excellent three years in business myself. The firm was left in good hands when Phillip took over and he has done an exceptional job in creating a thriving business.”
Ovenu is a franchise network made up of more than 100 businesses owned by men and women working throughout the UK.
Rik Hellewell, MD and company founder of Ovenu, said: “It is great to see Paul back with Ovenu and I am sure his support will allow Phillip to continue to drive forward his expansion plans and enjoy further growth in the future.”