A SALESMAN who swapped pneumatics and hydraulics for oven cleaning is hoping to reap his own rewards.

Peter Truesdale, 39, has launched Chorley-based Ovenu, after more han a decade with Preston's Tom Parker Ltd.

And he already has plans to widen his valeting franchise, once he has a firm hold on demand in Chorley and Leyland.

He said: "After a long time in sales I wanted to improve my work-life balance and be my own boss.

"I believe working directly face-to-face with homeowners and providing excellent service will bring greater job satisfaction."

The process Ovenu uses sees individual components cleaned in patented tank system.