So it was wonderful to receive the following email from Ms Oâ€™Neill in Berkshire regarding one of our Garden Business Operators, Marcus Richardson.
â€œMarcus came to my home last week to carry out the one-off garden tidy-up Iâ€™d requested prior to putting my house on the market. I want to record my appreciation both for Marcusâ€™ work and for your impressive service.
â€œFrom the moment Marcus called me (only 5 minutes after I had first contacted your website) to my returning home after a week away to find my poor neglected garden whipped into shape in my absence and looking great, your service has been terrific and extremely good value.
â€œI shall certainly recommend Garden Maintenance and Marcus Richardson to others. Many thanks!â€
Thank you, Ms Oâ€™Neill for taking the time to contact us â€“ delighted to hear that you were so pleased with the work and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
And well done, Marcus, for doing such a great job! Weâ€™re expecting him back from Cloud 9 any day now …
Gary, who joined the company in mid-September, brings with him more than 16 yearsâ€™ specific franchise experience. He is looking forward to working with Business Owner Edward Mauleverer to develop and expand the business across the UK.
â€œEdâ€™s Garden Maintenance is a highly successful business model and, like most successful business models, itâ€™s very simple. The franchisees around the country offer a friendly and professional service that not only attracts but retains customers.
â€œRegular repeat business is vital in this competitive market and Edâ€™s Garden Maintenance continues to provide excellent customer service and carry out the work to the highest possible standard.â€
Business Owner, Edward Mauleverer said,
â€œHaving already demonstrated that we can support our franchisees further away from Head Office, we are now looking to expand our coverage across the UK.
â€œGaryâ€™s appointment will enable us to build upon this. His expertise will help us continue to grow and develop our franchise operations and enable us to provide a greater level of support to our Garden Business Operators.â€
Gary, originally from the Newcastle upon Tyne area, is a keen photographer and enjoys getting out on his motorbike whenever he can although most of his time is taken up with his children. He now lives in Wimbledon and freely admits that his garden could do with the attention of one of the Edâ€™s Garden Business Operators!
Paul Brunton, Garden Business Operator
A former Recruitment Executive has swapped his central London desk for the gardens of Bristol and opened his Garden Maintenance Business in the Frenchay area of the city.
Paul Brunton, 34, moved to Bristol in February of this year after five years working in central London. He started his new business, Edâ€™s Garden Maintenance, on 1st August and he has quickly become established in and around his local area.
â€œMoving to Bristol was very much a lifestyle choice. I worked in gardening many years ago and was keen to return to this sort of work, to leave the desk job behind and get back to working outdoors.
â€œAfter working as a Recruitment Executive in central London for five years, I wanted to get away from the rising house prices and the high cost of living in the capital. As we have family connections in Bristol, moving to the South West was the obvious choice.
â€œSince starting my business at the beginning of August, Iâ€™ve had a lot of repeat business and have already gained a number of regular customers, which is fantastic. Iâ€™m really enjoying meeting people and working in and around my local community. Itâ€™s certainly a world away from my previous job!â€
Did you see us? Did you stop for a chat?
The organisers did a fantastic job of promoting the show and with thousands attending each day, our team was kept very busy. We were overwhelmed and delighted to meet so many of you interested in joining us.
But if you were unable to get along to the show or would like more information about becoming a Garden Business Operator, please contact us for an Operator Prospectus
The Prospectus details what you can expect as a Garden Business Operator, how we will help you with preparing your business and marketing plans, and the training and on-going support we offer.
We are now seeking new Garden Business Operators throughout the UK so this is the ideal time to get in touch and find out how you can join us. And joining us gives you the best of both worlds: the opportunity to be your own boss but with the knowledge that you have an experienced and dedicated team behind you.
You can request an Operator Prospectus from the â€œJoin Usâ€ page of our website â€“ we look forward to hearing from you!