More than five years ago Steve Frise, from Hersham, Surrey, swapped the hectic world of the motor industry for the more fulfilling climbs of garden maintenance by buying into successful national franchise, Ed’s Garden Maintenance. Steve is another of the Ed's network to have recently renewed his contract.
Steve invested his savings in starting the franchise which offers prompt, reliable and efficient one-off and regular garden maintenance services. He appreciated the ethos behind the franchise, to provide a solid investment opportunity to operators, yet with flexibility and guidance.
He was pleased with the relatively low start-up costs and was confident of success with Ed’s Garden Maintenance, as he is given the support he needs in accountancy, marketing, business management, training and the provision of tools and equipment.
“I am a naturally cautious person,” he said. “So starting and growing my own successful business was a huge leap for me.
"I had worked my way up from a van driver to managing a team of eight people at a motor business in Surrey. I searched for different franchise options on the internet and found Ed’s. As I have a love of the great outdoors, I believed that gardening would be something that I would be good at and would succeed in.
"I was right!"