Tim's gardening business
I took redundancy after 20 years in IT support in 2008. I had done fencing, paving, strimming and mowing in my own garden and enjoy being outdoors, so I was attracted to an Ed's business opportunity. I researched several franchises as well as Ed's and got advice from the British Franchise Organisationwww.thebfa.org. I also chatted with some Ed's operators and tried on-site work experience offered by Ed's so I could understand the role. I liked what I saw, the financial investment was reasonable and there was an initial guarantee of work so I decided to sign up. Since starting I have had constant work and have never looked back. I now employ staff and have a very good standard of living and lots of holidays. Redundancy can sometimes be a great thing!
02 September 2011
Meet some of the team.
A little initiative pays off a lot. After being made redundant twice from jobs in the city I'd had enough of office life. I started my Ed's Garden Maintenance franchise in 2009. My office skills have proved transferable - part of the job is having a good rapport with people and cross selling to generate..
When I moved to Brighton, joining Ed's Garden Maintenance was the ideal opportunity to develop my love of gardening and provide a fresh, high-quality service to my new community. Garden maintenance is a year-round occupation so there is always work whatever the season, and my belief that customers..
Five years ago, I moved from South Africa where I cultivated two acres. Now I am back outdoors. After working as a carpenter and handyman in the UK, I found the Ed's Garden Maintenance franchise. I worried about the amount of work, but I have plenty of referrals from current customers and new leads..
I'm pleased to be part of the Ed's team. All of us Ed's operators are motivated and dedicated to success and delighted by our healthier lifestyles. When I decided to leave corporate life I researched several franchises. I was impressed with the support, training and advice provided by Ed's at a relatively..