Rich's gardening business
Prior to Ed's I was involved in property development and landscape gardening. I really enjoyed gardening and knew I wanted to run my own gardening business. I saw the franchise route as a way of establishing my business quickly and reducing the risk. I looked at various gardening franchises and Ed's appealed to me for various reasons but a big consideration was the scale of investment. I started in November 2012 and threw myself into my business immediately. Ed's marketing has really helped me get up and running quickly. The icing on the cake is that Ed's is a great lifestyle fit for me - I love travel and it gives me the freedom to work hard but take time off to travel in the winter months - without asking anyone's permission!
19 June 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..