Previous printer Richard ready to make his mark after launching oven valeting small business Ovenu Fareham

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A previous professional printer who after generated thousands of Premier League soccer programmes has a new job purpose – owning launched oven valeting organization, Ovenu Fareham.

At the age of 55, Richard Lawrence claims he is greatly psyched to have last but not least realized a extended-held ambition of turning out to be his individual boss.

He said: “It’s challenging to launch any small business from scratch, permit by yourself in the center of a lockdown, but I’m very enthusiastic and fully commited to generating it a authentic success.”

The keen Do it yourself fanatic has concluded Ovenu’s considerable training programme and has an encouraging amount of customer bookings in excess of the coming months. At the time recognized, he designs to expand the corporations by utilizing a subcontractor to function a next van.

Richard spent a lot more than 20 many years in the professional printing trade, progressing from the presses to controlling a reprographics section. One particular of his duties was the printing of programmes for a variety of Premiership golf equipment.

Nonetheless, with the normal decline of the print industry he was produced redundant in 2017 and retrained as a money services adviser, functioning for a major coverage provider.

He extra: “For the previous handful of yrs, I’ve labored from home, advising customers over the cell phone on health and existence insurance coverage insurance policies, but the arrival of the pandemic created me realise it was time to take handle of my job.

“I’m a persons human being so I’m truly wanting forward to connecting with my shoppers and providing a tangible products – restoring ovens to showroom affliction!”

Richard, who is originally from Aldershot, is married to instructor Helen, and they moved to Fareham in the mid-1990s. The couple have one particular son, who is at sixth variety school.

Ovenu Fareham, which also handles Hill Head, Stubbington, Titchfield, Whitely, Portchester and Wickham, is accepting bookings at its discretion, with the stringent stipulation that both equally functions observe the two-metre social distancing rule, alongside with recommendations on cleanliness and cleanliness.

Rik Hellewell, founder and running director of the Ovenu franchise, explained: “Richard not only has the capabilities to operate a thriving business enterprise but he’s a quite simple individual who normally takes enormous pride in his perform.”

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