I initially made contact with Mike Harris last spring after spending a month trawling the franchise sites for an opportunity that would fit the ambitions of my son Rob & I. I was looking for a change of my office lifestyle and the opportunity to establish a business where there is a continual ongoing call and demand for.
Mike’s enthusiasm for the Oven Rescue group and the possibilities for new franchisees is infectious, I was hooked pretty quickly and committed to joining the growing band of entrepreneurs soon after.
Mike believes in the hands on training system with all the practicalities that entails.
You jump straight in, under Mike’s supervision, and from day 1 you are cleaning ovens and learning your new trade. The 2 week training is thorough, intensive and hard work for an office couch potato like me.
But by the end you have the confidence to tackle the jobs on your own and look forward to the future knowing you have great backup and expertise with Mike Harris.
The start-up fees are very reasonable, covering training, kitting out your van with the appropriate tools, cleaning materials and van livery.
Advertising materials are also including, along with phone set ups and office software to run the business side. So without "breaking the bank" you can be up and running in a short space of time. Unlike other operators Mike is also very fair and upfront with suppliers; he seeks no additional charges when replacing your depleted stocks. Any problems and Mike is always there to offer advice, support and guidance. you quickly feel at home with your new business.
6 months later we have built a good client base that is increasing month on month, mainly domestic ovens, although we are also starting to attract a number of commercial clients.
The future looks bright as our client base increases, our many satisfied customers commit to a service that they can trust and offers good value for money, so important in these difficult times.
The recalls bear this out as we start to return to customers who are very complimentary about the services we provide at Oven Rescue Kent.