Nick's gardening business
I've been with Ed's since 2014, which was around the time my brother-in-law started his Ed's franchise. I was always heavily involved in the business and when Neil earned enough to fund his long term goal of moving with his family to Cornwall, I took the driving seat. We really do have a great business model which focuses on a lot of regular services and it is surprising how lucrative it can be. I now have quite a sizeable business with a team of employees. However, I am still ambitious for further growth. It's hard work but a lot of fun and there are always new opportunities to grab.
03 October 2018
I've got young children with intensive healthcare requirements. For a franchise business to work for me I really needed the franchisor to take into account my unusual circumstances and let me structure things so it could work for me. I knew I was prepared to work really hard and could build a great business but the framework needed to be right. As soon as I raised it with Ed's, they got it and were clearly committed to being as flexible as possible to make it work for me. I knew immediately that it was the right franchise to join. I was right. I've worked my socks off, without having to compromise my family, and have built a really fantastic business. So much so that I was runner up in the bfa Franchise of the Year national awards this year. The amazing result of 100% commitment from me and from Ed's.
17 August 2016
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I've got young children with intensive healthcare requirements. For a franchise business to work for me I really needed the franchisor to take into account my unusual circumstances and let me structure things so it could work for me. I knew I was prepared to work really hard and could build a great ..
Before joining Ed’s I was a European Sales Director for a large American Company which involved a lot of travel and my health was beginning to suffer. My wife was frequently telling me that she would rather I was fit, healthy and alive than a successful businessman who was ill and highly stressed...
For many years I played a very active part in the running of a sizeable and successful family business, which we went on to sell. I was lucky to have the freedom to choose what I really wanted to do next. I kept coming back to how I would love to be gardening all day as I am happiest when I am phys..
I had spent many years working in sales management in a visual communications business. I had the classic good job scenario. However, the flip side was that I also had all the stresses and corporate issues that go with the territory. I had just got to a stage where I just wasn’t fulfilled and I wa..