Ian's gardening business
Ed's Garden Maintenance welcomes Ian Waters who has taken on a franchise business covering Norwich and Broadland. Ian, a father of two has spent 25 years working in London. He has a background in IT project management, and for the past three years has worked as an IT contractor. On joining Ian said,"My five hour daily commute meant that I was hardly getting to see my two children aged six and seven. Whilst intellectually challenging, my work was not personally rewarding, and I wanted a healthier lifestyle. I've always had a love of gardening from being a teenager and explored a number of gardening related franchise opportunities. Ed's was the best fit; a good business model with good financials. I am looking forward to developing a sound business; becoming excellent at what I do then achieving financially what others in Ed's have achieved. There are some great role models within Ed's and I have already spent time with other franchisees including Matthew May in Folkestone, a finalist in this year's British Franchisee awards. I'd love to replicate what Matthew has achieved. Founder Ed Mauleverer added "We're delighted to welcome Ian as we now start to expand into territories outside of London and the South of England with our first franchisee in Norfolk." 1 Sept 2014
23 June 2014
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..