Michael's gardening business
A little initiative pays off a lot. After being made redundant twice from jobs in the city I'd had enough of office life. I started my Ed's Garden Maintenance franchise in 2009. My office skills have proved transferable - part of the job is having a good rapport with people and cross selling to generate work - it's a very competitive environment. I have 50 customers and cut about 400 hedges a year which I love. From being the smallest gardener locally I am now the largest in terms of work load and customers.
02 September 2011
Meet some of the team.
When I moved to Brighton, joining Ed's Garden Maintenance was the ideal opportunity to develop my love of gardening and provide a fresh, high-quality service to my new community. Garden maintenance is a year-round occupation so there is always work whatever the season, and my belief that customers..
Five years ago, I moved from South Africa where I cultivated two acres. Now I am back outdoors. After working as a carpenter and handyman in the UK, I found the Ed's Garden Maintenance franchise. I worried about the amount of work, but I have plenty of referrals from current customers and new leads..
I'm pleased to be part of the Ed's team. All of us Ed's operators are motivated and dedicated to success and delighted by our healthier lifestyles. When I decided to leave corporate life I researched several franchises. I was impressed with the support, training and advice provided by Ed's at a relatively..
I wanted to work outdoors when I arrived in the UK as I'd been a farmer in Zimbabwe. Ed's Garden Maintenance franchise was ideal because it helped get my business running even though I had no local contacts. The marketing help and pipeline of initial work was invaluable, and I built up 40 regular customers. Now..