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Tim's gardening business

Prosperity after redundancy

Worcester Park and surrounding area.

Having built up a sizeable and successful business, Tim recently decided to hang up his gardening gloves and sold his business on. Tim had been with Ed's almost ten years and when the opportunity arose to sell, he decided it was too good an opportunity to miss. Anita, our Ed's Operator in Wimbledon, had made an joint investment offer to Tim, with her longstanding friend, Graeme, who was in the process of relocating from Zimbabwe to the UK. Graeme is taking the operational lead on the business, delivering the ongoing gardening services.

01 May 2018


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

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Prosperity after redundancy

Tim / Worcester Park

Having built up a sizeable and successful business, Tim recently decided to hang up his gardening gloves and sold his business on. Tim had been with Ed's almost ten years and when the opportunity arose to sell, he decided it was too good an opportunity to miss. Anita, our Ed's Operator in Wimbledo..

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Escape from office

Michael / Petersfield

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 g..

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Perennial work

Nick / Brighton

My Ed's business continues to flourish and I still love making my customers really happy. I'm in the very fortunate position of having a really well-calibrated performing business with some great staff to help me get the work delivered to my high standards. I make sure I take time to pursue my love ..

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Being independent

Rodney / Wimbledon

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 Services franchise. I worried about the amount of work, but I have plenty of referrals from current customers and new leads ..

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