Richard's gardening business
I have a love of the outdoors and growing things having spent time on a friend's farm growing up in Yorkshire. I have three allotments and I am a past chairman of St Ives Allotment Association. I've spent most of my career in agricultural research, working on behalf of farmers and Government, but the various funding streams have become harder each year to secure. Now that my two children have flown the nest I am in a position to make some life changes and so I started exploring gardening franchises. I was very impressed with the Ed's franchise. Ed and the team are friendly and professional with plenty of support in terms of business planning and marketing etc. I'm looking forward to steering my own ship and having more control over my own destiny - it's an exciting prospect.
12 March 2014
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I have a love of the outdoors and growing things having spent time on a friend's farm growing up in Yorkshire. I have three allotments and I am a past chairman of St Ives Allotment Association. I've spent most of my career in agricultural research, working on behalf of farmers and Government, but..
Tired of my City career, I started an Ed’s business in Surrey in March 2014. Fuelled by my success, I decided to follow my dream and moved to rural Norfolk, where I now run a strong business. When I was looking at franchise options, Ed’s really stood out for their professionalism and the suppor..
Having spent time in the Army, on leaving school I joined Cobham - an Aviation engineering services company - where I became Engineering Workshop manager and later Components Workshop manager. In 2013, having spent 23 years at Cobham, I was made redundant due to company re-structuring, so I took th..
Marc has worked for 15 years in gardening and landscaping, and most recently was head gardener at Timberland's 64 acre site in Stoke Poges. Marc was putting in long days combined with an almost 3 hour round commute each day and decided that he wanted to start his own business. "I know gardening b..