Paul's gardening business
Paul Crocker runs an Ed's franchise in Swindon. Paul worked for over 20 years in auditing in financial services and insurance. Having been made redundant in June he was applying and interviewing for new positions when in October he realised that he did not want to re-join that world. Paul said, "After 20 plus years I decided it was time for me to choose something that I love to do and starting my own business within Ed's ticks all the boxes for me."
10 December 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..