So we had a mad four weeks or so. We trained the three new franchisees in a week business course in the classroom for the first week. Then I trained each of them one week at a time and we got all of their vans fitted out and ready to go.
So far Pete in South Manchester has done four jobs already – he finished his training last week. Roger, in Tamworth – South Staffordshire – who finished last Friday cleaned a standard AGA with overhead extractor today, and Brian (oven cleaning in Chippenham) although he did his training three weeks ago is doing is first job tomorrow (his van wasn't ready – he bought a brand new Nissan NV200 and it took a couple of weeks to sort out). We have given Brian our database of 467 clients that are in his area which he is taking over from us so that he can contact them to arrange appointments.
As our most recent employee, Paul, has left the company I now have my van back which means that I am available for work! So tomorrow I'm out cleaning. I have a double oven hob and extractor in the morning and a double oven in the afternoon. Paul left his sander in the van. This is the second sander that an employee who has left has left. This means I now have two sanders. So if an employee of yours starts doing some sanding…
Graham Rogers Started OvenGleamers as one man in a van in Taunton in 2004. The business grew to a five van operation by 2007. OvenGleamers first franchisee started in October 2010. OvenGleamers Became An Associate Member of British Franchise Association in 2012. Now growing National OvenGleamers Network. OvenGleamers are AGA and Big Cooker Cleaning Specialists. Graham writes on this blog and films videos and has a podcast.