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Our 40 + business owners delivered over £2.3 million of gardening services last year.

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Andrew / Chertsey

I worked in the hospitality sector for a number of years. Career progress came quickly for me and I ..

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A groundbreaking opportunity
Jack / Hitchin

I am an experienced groundsman, most recently working for a well known London stadium. It was an ama..

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A brand to build a future on
Andy / Milton Keynes (North West)

I have spent many years working in production-related roles for companies that have huge internation..

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The Glory of the Garden
Mark / Stourbridge

It's a huge thing to set up and run your own gardening business. You put a lot of yourself into your..

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Success is the norm
Chris / Norwich South

I was a groundsman for years before joining Ed's. I loved the work, not so much the structure and la..

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A fast track to growth
Ed / Worcester North

"I was fortunate to have a successful business career at quite a young age. It was great in many wa..

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I fullfilled my ambition
Sarah / Wimbledon

Sarah ran her business from January 2007 to 2012, and successfully grew her business into a multi em..

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A grass roots introduction
Tim / Taunton

I am totally in my element running my Ed's business down in Somerset. I feel like I get the best of ..

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Banking on success
Chris / Chislehurst

I am extremely proud of the business I have built with Ed's. I have made some sound business decisio..

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Solving the puzzle
Ali / Cambridge North

Just a quick update from me....I have been blown away by how much my business has taken off since jo..

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Underpinning success
Rich / Oxford South

I am really ambitious and I never rest on my laurels. When I see things going really well in my busi..

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Escape from office
Michael / Petersfield

A little initiative pays off a lot. After being made redundant twice from jobs in the city I'd ha..

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From frying pan to garden
Theo / Ashford (Middlesex)

I am the living proof that an Ed's franchise is pretty much bomb-proof! I joined right at the start ..

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Time for a change
David / Tunbridge Wells

I guess I am now a seasoned Ed’s business owner now as it will soon be my fourth anniversary with ..

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Best in class
Chris / Oxshott

I would never have believed it possible to get as much work as I do from being part of the Ed's fran..

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Career change
Mark / Ramsgate

I still love gardening and I still love running my Ed's business. My wife and I have managed to carv..

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Keeping it in the family
Nick / Sevenoaks

My business continues to flourish and I love running it. Mowing is really central to my business and..

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On the right track
Marcus / Stockbridge

The flexibility in Ed's is wonderful. Not just the flexibility to shape your ideal business but also..

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Out of Africa
Graeme / Worcester Park

I recently moved with his family to the UK from Zimbabwe to invest with Anita, the Wimbledon Ed's Op..

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Hitting the ground running
Ade / Sheffield

I was a director in the financial services sector before joining Ed's in the Spring of 2018. I enjoy..

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Managing the risk
Bob / Horsham

I have been with Ed's since 2017 and I still really enjoy running a flourishing gardening business. ..

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In the driving seat
Paul / Thurrock

I really enjoy the freedom that Ed's gives me compared to what other career paths would do. I can ru..

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Underpinning my success
Dave / Andover

Well, the time has come for me to sell up, hang up my gardening gloves and move on from Ed's. My wif..

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Performance training
Pete / Sutton Coldfield

The true strength of Ed's is effective pooling all of our collective knowledge. We do that really we..

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Building on rocks
John / Maidenhead North

I’ve now been running my Ed’s business for over six years. I have grown so much in skills and co..

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Team Power
Neil / Rustington / Rustington

Well this is my seventh spring with Ed's. Each year there is such a sense of opportunity at this tim..

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A winning team
Haydn / Southbourne

One of the great things about Ed's is the other business owners. I find that if ever I have a questi..

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Splitting for success
Karl / Sidcup

I’m one of many business owners who have renewed my contract to stay with Ed’s. A very high perc..

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Teeing up with Ed's
Daniel / Harlow

I've recently renewed my contract with Ed's and still enjoy running a strong gardening business . I ..

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Fulfilment and freedom
Kevin / Raynes Park

I've built a great business with Ed's and I am really proud of what I've created. I have a strong an..

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Getting a head start
Dan / Great Bookham

I love the flexibility that Ed's gives you to shape your business to suit your life. We moved to a b..

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Getting out of the rat race
Paul / Swindon

I have been with Ed's almost ten years now. My experience is that, once you get a business like this..

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Enjoying local Life
Nigel / Worthing

I'm still very much enjoying running my Ed's Gardening Business. I find it fulfilling in that I gene..

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A sensible commute
Ian / Norwich East and Broadland

I've achieved many of the goals that I set out to when I joined Ed's. I have been able to tailor the..

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A great brand
Mark / Bournemouth

The lifestyle aspect of running an Ed’s business cannot be underestimated. Everyone wants to run a..

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Respect for the franchisee
Stuart / Norfolk (North and West)

I've run a successful Ed's business on the outskirts of London. I subsequently moved to a very rural..

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A flexible approach
Neil / Sevenoaks

I've got young children with intensive healthcare requirements. For a franchise business to work for..

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Instant income
Pierre / Camberley

We still thoroughly enjoy running our gardening business. We have some lovely loyal regular customer..

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Work hard, play hard
Rich / Lewisham

My life has moved on quite a bit since I joined Ed's. I'm now married and have a young child. When ..

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From red tape to green lawns
Matthew / Folkestone

I’m looking forward to another busy season with Ed’s. No year is the same. Every new one brings ..

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Recruitment to rotavating
Louis / Epsom

As time goes by I value my holidays more and more. I love having the best of both worlds - I have a..

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New horizons
Paul / Bristol

My Ed’s business continues to grow almost as quickly as my children do! I would never have predict..

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I'm the boss
Ivo / Raynes Park

I was working as an employee in my Eds business when the operator decided he wanted to do something ..

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Escape from the office
Marcus / Wokingham

I joined Ed's because I wanted to take control of my life and get outdoors. I was attracted to runni..

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Living the dream
James / London (North)

Life has changed a lot in recent months as I have become a new dad, which is fabulous although exhau..

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Scaling up
Anita / Wimbledon

One of the best things about being part of Ed's is the freedom it gives you. I am Canadian and can t..

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My gardening business
Jon / Teddington

After living abroad and running a ski hotel I started looking for a business opportunity that fitted..

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Getting the lifestyle right
Lindsay / Bridgwater

I'm pleased to be part of the Ed's team. All of us Ed's operators are motivated and dedicated to suc..

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Being independent
Rodney / Wimbledon

Five years ago, I moved from South Africa where I cultivated two acres. Now I am back outdoors. Afte..

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Up and running fast
Guy / Maidenhead West

I have been with Ed's almost thirteen years now, through so many stages of my life - single, married..

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Business in winter
Clive / Hampton

I've recently celebrated my 10th anniversary as an Ed's Operator. I was asked how I wanted to celebr..

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20% return on investment
Zoran / Chelsea (London)

Well here I am, six years in with my Ed's business and I still really enjoy running it and find new ..

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Better than going it alone
Lucy / Teddington

Lucy decided to sell her Ed's business and follow her dream to move to Bali for a while. She had a g..

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A new life at forty
Steve / Hersham

I am one of Ed's most experienced business owners, having been with the franchise for almost fourtee..

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A second career outdoors
John / Christchurch

Since joining Ed's I've moved my Ed's business twice to suit my personal circumstances. Ed's systems..

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Changing landscapes
Simon / East Grinstead

I'm now into my eleventh year as an Ed's Operator. My business is unrecognisable - it has gone from ..

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