Tim Gallery – Ovenclean Franchise Case Study

Tim Gallery- Ovenclean

Tameside Resident Timothy Gallery has started an oven-cleaning franchise after being made redundant from a long career in the print industry.

Determined to take control, Tim joined the FranchisingWorks programme in April 2013 to seek opportunities to start his own business. He researched franchising with the support of the FranchisingWorks team and chose an Ovenclean franchise as the fit for him to run in his local area of Tameside and Glossop.

Without personal savings to invest, this might otherwise have been a pipe dream. Yet Tim’s tenacity and determination earned him a £10,000+VAT investment in his business from the FranchisingWorks Licence Fund, allowing him to leverage the remaining lending required to start the business from Natwest.

FranchisingWorks Business Advisor Annette Dhami comments:

“Tim showed excellent drive and focus in preparing to start up his business. He is a great example of why the unemployment market has so much to offer the franchise industry – smart, enthusiastic and determined, I don’t doubt that Tim can build a strong business.  This will not only contribute towards a better life for himself, but he will also be delivering a valuable service to his local community”

Tim launched his business in November 2013 after being out of work for five months. Tim had to a fantastic start in business, breaking even in the first month of operation ahead of target. He says:

“We have had some lovely comments from satisfied customers, who have said they will rebook next year!”