Greensleeves Lawn Care

Contact details

Membership
Member - Full
Sector
Greensleeves
Contact:
Mr David Truby
Email:
franchise@greensleeves-uk.com
Website:
Greensleeves Lawn Care  
Tel:
01484 866566
Location:
Unit 6 Technology Park, Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, HD8 9GA, United Kingdom

About Greensleeves Lawn Care

GSCompany Overview

Greensleeves Lawn Care offers high-quality, affordable lawn care services that are tailor made to suit each individual customer’s lawn. Greensleeves has been operating nationally for over 14 years and is still owned by the original franchisees. 

The company began treating lawns in 1998 and in 2000 the business franchised to offer a nationwide service to the domestic market. Last year Greensleeves had its most successful year to date with a healthy growth in turnover and an increase to over 35,000 customers.

Franchise Overview

Greensleeves currently has 63 franchises operating across the UK. Even in uncertain economic times, the potential within the lawn care market is enormous. Whilst the industry is showing healthy growth, it is still barely scratching the surface. With an estimated 18,000,000 lawns in the UK at present, there is more than enough opportunity to establish a successful franchise in this sector.

There are also a number of resale opportunities available for those wishing to purchase a lawn care business which is already established. 

Key Information

  • Network Size: 51-100 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £24,950
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £8,000
  • Franchise Location: Home/Van-based
  • Market: B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).

Training

Greensleeves franchisees receive full initial training and ongoing support from a highly committed management team. Each new Greensleeves franchisee will partake in an initial 10-day start-up training programme followed by ongoing support from management.

The course content includes:

  • Lawn culture and nutrition
  • Weed/disease identification
  • Machinery and equipment handling NPTC qualification (legally required to handle pesticides in a commercial situation)
  • Health and safety
  • Marketing and business development
  • Administration
  • Business support

Daily Life of a Franchisee

The typical job of a Greensleeves franchisee is to analyse, offer advice and treat their customer’s lawns, visiting at least four times a year to ensure the lawns are lush, green and healthy. Services range from seasonal treatment programmes through to specialist applications such as scarification and hollow tine aeration, depending on each individual lawn.

To begin with franchisees will divide time between treating lawns and completing the marketing and administrative elements of the business from home.

Greensleeves Lawn Care Case studies

  • Simon Coleman

    Greensleeves Lawn Care: Simon Coleman

    Simon Coleman, 47 left the rat race of the City behind by quitting his job in corporate banking and opening up a Greensleeves lawn treatment franchise, and hopes to make it something of a family tradition.

  • Jamie and Lesley Clark

    Greensleeves Lawn Care: Jamie and Lesley Clark

    Jamie and Lesley Clark run the Doncaster branch of Greensleeves. Although it’s early days for them, the couple are already enjoying the feeling of working towards a shared future together, as Jamie was happy to explain.

  • Steve Hook

    Greensleeves Lawn Care: Steve Hook

    Steve joined the Greensleeves franchise on April 1st 2010, but he is anything but an April Fool – in just over one year he has grown his franchise dramatically and now services a customer base of 480 clients.

  • David Mason

    Greensleeves Lawn Care: David Mason

    David had worked for many years in sales in the entertainment industry, but he wanted to redress his work/life balance with a young daughter waiting at home while he worked most weekends.

  • Mark Harrowell

    Greensleeves Lawn Care: Mark Harrowell

    Mark worked for nearly a quarter of a century in the banking industry before swapping it all for a life working outdoors - and he doesn't regret a thing. He outlines what brought him to Greensleeves.

  • James Stewart

    Greensleeves Lawn Care: James Stewart

    New franchisee James Stewart runs the Aberdeenshire branch of the Greensleeves lawn care franchise. James talks about his background, his first encounter with Greensleeves and how he is getting on so far.

 
 
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