The right match
Investing in a Franchise is a big decision for both parties, so we follow a rigorous journey of discovery to make sure it’s right for you and us. We only launch a few new franchise areas per year to ensure we can support you effectively and grow our business at a measured, sustainable rate.
It’s a vital part of an ethical franchising model.
We don’t believe there’s such a thing as the ideal person/people. Our franchisees come from a range of professional backgrounds, ages and aspirations. But we’ve been franchising since 2010, so we do have a good idea of some of the key attributes our successful franchise businesses share.
Four of the most important are:
- You don’t need to be an expert gardener or Grounds Maintenance professional! Our training includes intensive operations training. But you do need to be prepared to get your hands dirty! You need to be practically minded, reasonably fit and enjoy working outdoors to get the work done in the early stages and get your business off the ground. And of course, an interest in horticulture will help.
- You don’t need to be an expert sales person, but you do need to be confident and driven enough to develop new business in your area and follow the methods we’ll train you in.
- Once you get past the initial launch, you’ll be employing people, so to successfully grow you need to be able to willing and able to lead a team of grounds maintenance operatives. We will provide the HR support and give you support, but day-to-day, you’ll be the boss!
- Drive and commitment! It’s not an easy option, but if you’re prepared to work at it, follow our model and become part of our family, there’s no limit to what can be achieved.
Of course, it’s not necessarily the case that these attributes all exist in one individual. Our model is based upon an individual franchisee and in many cases it’s a single individual running the franchise. But some of our franchisees are partnerships or family businesses where the work is shared between a husband and wife. Mother/Father and Son/Daughter. We’ll help