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. It also reduced the risk of starting on my own as a rather young and inexperienced 23 year old, whilst still giving me the flexibility to develop my own angle on the business and drive growth in the direction I wanted to go. One of my initial concerns was about coping physically with what is a very demanding manual job. The job is all about investing in quality tools and taking your time however, and this gives me complete reliability to all my maintenance customers. I now have a small team of three employees, with a part timer who we can call on during the busiest spells. I have concentrated on expanding the business sustainably, maintaining a personal relationship with my clients, and trying to provide the same level of service they have come to expect as we grow as a team. Happy customers make it all worthwhile, and my favourite part of this job is when a customer says to me "You've transformed my garden, I love it!" There's no better incentive to keep on doing what we do.'.

17 October 2012