We are delighted to welcome Ade Hiley to our ever-expanding team of Ed’s Operators.
Ade has just joined Ed’s Garden Services to run his own Ed’s business in Sheffield. This is an exciting step for Ed’s as well. Ade’s business will be the first Ed’s business in the north of England. We have been really impressed with Ade as an individual. He has taken a very structured approach whilst working out if Ed’s was right from him. With that focus and Ed’s established business model, as well as the support we will give him, we are confident that Ade will make the most of the business opportunity he has before him.
Here is what Ade has to say about his decision to join Ed’s:-
”My last job was a director in the financial services sector. I’ve spent most of my career in that sector and recent work developments have given me the opportunity to take my career in a different direction. After the initial excitement at the prospect of having real freedom to choose my next job, I’ve taken a very pragmatic and objective look at what to do next. “
“A franchise business appealed to me from the start but there are lots of different ones out there and I wanted to be 100% certain that I was selecting the right one for me.”
….The selection process
“First of all, I found gardening more appealing than all the other franchises. Beyond that, Ed’s hit me straight away as standing out from the competition by a long way. I got a strong sense that Ed’s had the balance right across the board. I found them very professional but totally approachable right from the start. They gauged things just right by giving me ALL the information I needed to make a really informed decision but without ever being pushy or making me feel that I was asking too much.”
” I never got the feeling that the process was moving quicker than I wanted it to. What’s more, I really liked their ethos and felt that I could fit into Ed’s really well from the word go. Everything is geared to the individual rather than a ‘sausage machine’ approach. This runs from everything from finding the right people right through to their training and support.”
.…Looking forward to the future
“The business model clearly works very well and it has been tried and tested time and again in different parts of the country. I am delighted to be their first Operator ‘up north’ although I am sure more will follow. It is clear that I have a brilliant opportunity right here on my doorstep. I just need the right platform and support to leverage it fully. I am certain that Ed’s will give me that.”
“The freedom aspect is really appealing as well. After a very long time in Corporate life, I feel really energised to be striking out and doing something so enjoyable on my own. However, I will still be part of a successful team.”