Matthew's gardening business
I've been more successful with my Ed's business than I could ever have imagined. That hit home when I was a nominated for the bfa (British Franchise Association) Franchisee of the Year Award in 2014. I couldn't believe that I ended up being a Finalist in the competition. I knew I was running a really good business and that I thrived on being part of Ed's but to get that far in such a prestigious national competition was simply mind-blowing. I think it gave me confidence to make my Ed's business even more successful.
28 February 2018
In my previous life, I managed a fencing plant and had a lot of management responsibility. I got so weary of bureaucracy getting in the way of progress and wanted to be able to be more proactive. Running my own business seemed the best way to get that. I looked closely at Ed's and it all seemed really professional - and it is what it seemed. The training and support are excellent. I truly believe that this is the best thing I have ever done. Now if I have a good idea I put it forward and, if the customer is convinced, I get the go ahead without all the politics. I joined Ed's because I wanted to take control of my own destiny and that's exactly what I am doing - and my business is developing brilliantly too.
19 July 2013
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I've been more successful with my Ed's business than I could ever have imagined. That hit home when I was a nominated for the bfa (British Franchise Association) Franchisee of the Year Award in 2014. I couldn't believe that I ended up being a Finalist in the competition. I knew I was running a reall..
I built up a successful business with Ed's and was able to marry this with my community values and the approach I wanted to take. I am now looking to retire and am selling my business to Peter, who will take it forward to the next stage. I absolutely made the right decision to join Ed's, the reality..
I've been with Ed's for almost seven years now and I find it amazing to look at how much my business and confidence have developed in that time. I still really enjoy the gardening but also love the freedom to build my business on my own terms. I'm just back from an amazing extended holiday in Singap..
My life has moved on quite a bit since I joined Ed's. I'm now married and have a young child. When I joined Ed's, the freedom was all about being able to jet off to some far flung surfing location. Now it's more about having the flexibility to be there to see my baby grow up but still run a good bu..