Ben Grose – Chelmsford
After establishing a successful business, Ben Grose had a decision to make, continue down the same horse drawn road he had already started on or to travel down another path but what would he do?
No stranger to being self employed with 5am starts to 9pm finishes – Ben owned a Horse Drawn Funeral Company and it was doing well. Taking care of everything from teaching and breaking in his young horses to driving and maintaining the lorry and setting up the horses and hearse – ensuring everything was immaculate for the very important job that they had to do.
He knew that he had learnt some valuable skills along the way including; logistics management, marketing himself, money management, people skills, running his own team and ensuring they carried out their roles in a professional manner at all times due to the sensitive nature of his business. He also knew he loved being outdoors and didn’t mind early starts but he knew he needed a career change.
Ben tells us “I was interested in Envirocare because of the people there, their head office had a really good vibe and it seemed a great opportunity with lots of support to learn something new”. After an intensive training course Ben was sent into the world of commercial gardening with the Envirocare team always just a phone call away should he need them. “I love that I have my own business and that I decide what happens throughout the day and yet I have the back up of help and advice when I need it.”
Ben’s advice to anyone considering franchising is to follow the model, “it is a fact – if you give out quotes as Envirocare show you, you will get contracts.”