Oven Wizards

Contact details

Member - Full
Cleaning Services
Mark Abbott and John Graham
Oven Wizards  
01367 850162/07590 536425
11 Dawes Close, Southrop, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3PR

About Oven Wizards

Oven WizardsCompany Overview

Oven Wizards was established in 2004 and has more than 40 franchisees across the UK. The franchisees provide a domestic oven cleaning service predominantly to householders but also to businesses. Being a van-based franchise, the business can be operated from home, enabling overheads to be kept to a minimum.

Hands-on support from the directors show you how to attract clients and provide the highest standards of customer service, ensuring excellent levels of repeat business.

Find out more about the business and franchising in this video interview with the directors of Oven Wizards.

Franchise Overview

Oven WizardsOven Wizards is operated by Mark Abbott and John Graham, pictured above.

Mark and John have successful banking careers on their CVs, both having been area directors for Barclays; more recently Mark has a successful track record in running a multi-van oven cleaning business in the Cotswolds. This varied experience means that they can provide Oven Wizards franchisees with dependable advice and timely support.

Their aim is to build a nationwide, successful and profitable network of franchisees, based on mutual trust and partnership.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 26-50 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £14,500
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £12,500
  • Franchise Location: Home/Van-based
  • Market: B2B and B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).


Oven WizardsA two-day business builder course in your home, where we show you how to run your business and attract regular clients, is followed by a week in the Cotswolds where you will get hands-on experience of cleaning ovens in real clients' homes.

Then there's a further three days with an existing franchisee where you will continue to clean clients' ovens and also have the opportunity to learn how a successful franchisee runs their business.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Oven WizardsPredominately working with individual householders, you will be building new relationships through various marketing methods. Although you will not be ‘cold calling’, a positive attitude towards business development is required.

When fully up and running you will be cleaning approximately three ovens a day. Mostly, these will be in private houses and some small businesses with domestic appliances.

No premises are required as the business can be run from home.

Oven Wizards Case studies

  • Paul Gilbert

    Oven Wizards: Paul Gilbert

    Great earnings and an improved work/life balance attracted Paul to Oven Wizards.

  • Stephen Leaver

    Oven Wizards: Stephen Leaver

    Stephen loves working for himself and says his business is all about the people and giving them great service.

  • Ian Keddie

    Oven Wizards: Ian Keddie

    Ian continues to build his successful business as he renews again and again.

  • Terry Taggart

    Oven Wizards: Terry Taggart

    Terry did meticulous research on a variety of franchises before he found his ideal start-up and people he knew he could trust to help him succeed.

  • Mark Bedford

    Oven Wizards: Mark Bedford

    Sports enthusiast Mark is set to clean up in Poole, Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

  • Kevin Brown

    Oven Wizards: Kevin Brown

    Kevin and his wife Carol joined Oven Wizards in April 2011 and have never looked back.

  • Ray White

    Oven Wizards: Ray White

    Approximately one year before Ray White joined Oven Wizards, he began to realise the company he was working for could not guarantee him a secure future. Ray decided to look for a business of his own in particular a franchise that would help him set up and offer support, especially in the early months.

  • David Tomlinson

    Oven Wizards: David Tomlinson

    I have nearly completed my third year of trading and it has been very challenging but also very successful. I am ahead of my initial plan, and I have cleaned hundreds of ovens, hobs and extractors.

  • James Booker

    Oven Wizards: James Booker

    James joined Oven Wizards in Sept 2006 and renewed his agreement for a further five years in 2011.

  • Dave & Kim Nurse
    Signs Express - Franchisee case study

    Originally opened in 2003, husband and wife team Dave and Kim Nurse now employ six staff at their 1981 sq ft franchise...

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