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  • Ian Michael and Richard Ball
    Countrywide Grounds Maintenance - Franchisee case study

    Ian Michael and Richard Ball formed a partnership in 1997 to take the Countrywide Grounds Maintenance franchise for South Wales. Since taking the franchise their workforce has grown from just themselves to 30 staff and the fleet has expanded from 1 vehicle to 12 vehicles, and is now considered one of the largest privately owned grounds maintenance companies in the UK

    Read the full case study
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