Stonehaven man swaps offshore for the kitchen with oven valeting business launch

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Reading Time: < 1 minuteA Stonehaven man has swapped the oil rigs for a career in oven valeting with the launch of a new business.

Ross Walker has become the owner of Ovenu Stonehaven, following an 18-year career in the oil & gas industry.

Ross, 44, who is from the town, was previously an appliance repair engineer before he started his career offshore, and found a lot of synergy between his previous role and the Ovenu service.

He had been looking at going into business or operating a franchise and after coming across Ovenu and meeting with its Managing Director, Rik Hellewell, decided to launch the venture.

Ross said: “I have enjoyed a long and successful career offshore, but had always wanted to go into some form of business. Ovenu was the perfect fit as my previous job as an appliance engineer shares a number of similarities with the oven valeting process.

“I had very positive conversations with Rik and a comprehensive training programme, which has set me up perfectly for the challenges of running my own small business. It is a niche service in Stonehaven and the surrounding areas, and I’m confident I’ll be able to make a success of it.”

Ovenu Stonehaven serves homes and businesses throughout the town and all surrounding areas along the northeast coast.

Ovenu is a franchise network made up of more than 100 businesses owned by men and women working throughout the UK.

Rik Hellewell, Managing Director and Founder of Ovenu, said: “Ross’ experience of customer relations combined with the practicalities of appliance repairs will be of great benefit to him as he starts out as an Ovenu franchisee. I’d like to wish him all the very best in building a thriving small business throughout Stonehaven and beyond.”

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