A former Winchester chimney sweep is taking the oven-cleaning business by storm.

Barrie Neilon, who launched Ovenu Winchester just over six months ago, is delighted with the positive reviews he has been receiving.

After building his customer base from nothing, the 40-year-old father of three has already attracted 109 maximum five-star ratings on the online review platform Trustist.

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Barrie Neilon (Image: Barrie Neilon)

Ovenu’s support helped Barrie to market his expertise and as a result, he is now fully booked two to three weeks in advance.

He said: “It was quite daunting at first, especially taking on a brand new territory, but the positive response from clients is encouraging. I’m told it’s a real achievement to get so many positive reviews in such a short time, especially with every single one rating me a maximum five stars.

“It’s also a vote of confidence in the business. My whole premise is centred on delivering an excellent service, and it’s great to see that reflected in the feedback. Things are going extremely well, and I’ve even started to get repeat custom.

“Being part of a franchise means I receive great support, and there’s always someone on hand to offer advice and encouragement. I absolutely love being my own boss, which allows me to organise work around my family and this year I’ll even be able to attend the kids’ school sports day for the first time.”

Rik Hellewell, the founder and managing director of Ovenu, added: “Barrie is a welcome addition to our network. His diligence and commitment to delivering a quality service is reflected in these tremendous client reviews. As such, he is well on the way to establishing a successful business.”

As well as the cathedral city, Ovenu Winchester covers Cheriton, Hursley, Owslebury, Sparsholt, and surrounding areas.

The Ovenu process involves dismantling key oven components and using safe, non-caustic, and biodegradable products to clean them, leaving ovens in near showroom condition.

For further details, call Barrie on 01962 458438, email winchester@ovenu.co.uk, or visit www.ovenu.co.uk/oven-cleaning-services/england/south-east/winchester/.