Adrian's gardening business
After spending many years in banking, I really wanted a more active job, which was about more than numbers. My vision was to build a profitable business, but one that also gives something back to our local community. My plan is that this starts with the provision of excellent garden services and, as my business grows, goes on to create local employment opportunities. I have taken the Ed's opportunity and made it into something very personal to me. What's more, it's fantastic to be out and about shaping the business I want rather than sitting behind a desk.
12 September 2013
Meet some of the team.
In my previous life, I worked in landscape gardening and knew a healthy outdoors job was where I thrived. I then worked as an employee in an Ed's business and got great satisfaction from delivering really good work. When, almost two years ago, my then boss was thinking of doing something else, the opportunity..
Sarah ran her business from January 2007 to 2012, and successfully grew her business into a multi employee and vehicle business. This was her profile before selling her business on. "Starting with Ed's was a wonderful opportunity to break into a competitive industry and take control of my earnings...
Since joining Ed's I've moved my Ed's business twice to suit my personal circumstances. Ed's systems and the Office team have supported me so well through my moves. I'm now running my Ed's business in Christchurch and I'm just as happy and motivated as I was when I started almost seven years ago.
Maybe life does begin at 40. At 39, my career as a salesman in the motor industry was going nowhere. I loved gardening so I invested in an Ed's Garden Maintenance franchise. I liked the relatively low start-up costs and was given support in accountancy, marketing, business management and training. Within..