King's Lynn man finds success with oven cleaning business during pandemic
Despite launching his eco-friendly oven cleaning business at the beginning of the pandemic, a Lynn man is celebrating a year as a business owner.
Peter Edge-Partington, who previously appeared in Steven Spielberg's movie War Horse as an extra, invested in the OvenGleamers franchise in February 2020.
He said: “It hasn’t exactly been plain sailing, but things are starting to level out and business has picked up nicely.
"The big issue that anyone faces when starting a new business is gaining a certain level of trust, as much as it is about demonstrating an ability to solve a problem or provide a valuable service."
Joining 15 other franchisees across the UK, Peter's new business was paused during the first lockdown due to Covid restrictions.
The business was forced to adapt and OvenGleamers quickly created a Covid-19 secure cleaning process, which allowed Peter to resume work once the first lockdown was lifted.
Peter said: "With oven cleaning of course we are in peoples' homes and that trust level is even more crucial when it comes to the correct processes around Covid and the wider issues of hygiene, health and safety.
"We have all of that covered with incredibly robust systems and when people realise that we only use eco friendly products that is another important factor that comes into play."
Peter, who has also appeared on the BBC's Tomorrow's World, said: "Well it is fair to say that I have lived a varied life. However, if there is one thing I have learned, whether from running my own marketing business, treading the boards in the West End or walking onto the set of a Spielberg blockbuster, it is that you have to follow your passions.
"I’ve actually had three agas and I adore them. When the opportunity came up to work with them I jumped at the chance to build a vibrant business that works around me. My experiences are certainly a conversation starter when I’m visiting my customers, so if you’d like to learn more, give me a bell and I’ll pop over for a chat and get your oven gleaming whilst I’m there!'
Book in with Peter: https://www.ovengleamers.com