John / Christchurch's gardening business
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.
6 March 2018
I was a communications officer with the Metropolitan Police for 19 years and took early retirement. It was too early to retire and I had always enjoyed gardening so I decided to start an Ed's Garden Maintenance business. I started up in September 2011 and in two months, had 14 regular customers plus one-offs. Now I have almost 50 regulars and my business is going great guns. What's more I really enjoy what I'm doing and don't miss the shift work at all!
19 July 2013
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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..
Ed's Garden Maintenance is the best thing that I have ever done. I ran my own gardening business but I couldn't get to the next level, so Ed's was made for me. The standard of the website is higher than I could achieve myself, and marketing isn't my strength so Ed's helped. I had a few customers working..
I'd often thought it would be great to have my own gardening business but part of me was scared of the responsibility of it. The idea became even more attractive when I started working for an Ed's Operator and got to see first hand how successful those guys can be. When my boss decided to move abroad,..
I recently acquired an established garden maintenance business from an existing Ed's Operator, who had spent five years growing a successful business and wanted to cash it in and do something different. I have a background in the service sector and wanted to buy my own business to run. I wasn't too worried..