Annette receives her BFA Qualified Franchise Professional status

We are delighted to announce that Annette, Ed’s Strategic Development Manager, has been successful in achieving her British Franchise Association Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) status.

 

This qualification, which was launched at the beginning of 2010, provides formal recognition of an individual’s professional knowledge and experience in franchising and their commitment to ethical franchising practice.

 

Ed himself achieved his QFP in October 2013. Ed says “It is very important to us as full BFA members to strive to uphold the values of responsible and ethical franchising. This not only lies with me but with other key members of our management team. Annette has significant involvement in a range of Ed’s key functions, from franchisee recruitment to network coaching and PR. As such we felt it would be a very valuable qualification for her to achieve.”

 

Annette will be presented with her qualification at the BFA Annual Conference in June 2017.

RHS Wisley in Springtime

The Ed’s team had a great training session at RHS Wisley today. We had a really good turnout of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Ed’s Operators, all fired up to develop their ever-growing gardening wisdom.

As always, our Ed’s expert on all things horticultural, led a brilliant session, covering topics ranging from the latest in lawn technologies to ladders and a whole lot of others in between. For the record, we STILL haven’t managed to come up with a gardening question that he can’t answer!

We were delighted to welcome some of Ed’s most recent Operators to their first ever Wisley session. Neil Miller (Rustington), Haydn Jones (Southbourne) and John Spencer (Maidenhead) all joined Ed’s over the last few months and they have just finished their induction training and are rearing to get started with the gardening season ahead.

And it’s not only our newer Operators who enjoy being back in the classroom listening to the pearls of wisdom. Our seasoned Operators enjoy the sessions just as much, always find out lots that they didn’t already know.

Here’s our veteran of veterans, Ed himself, looking very attentive in class…