Sales Managers! Ever thought of running your own Gardener business? Opportunity in Southampton.

Eds Garden Maintenance Ltd
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

This is a Franchise Opportunity that requires investment, not an Employed Role.

Ed's Garden Maintenance is the leading UK garden maintenance franchise with 41 franchise businesses. Core services are lawn mowing, hedge trimming, garden clearances, jet washing and re-turfing. The business for sale is an established franchise business operation in Southampton (current turnover £27,000) which provides an excellent platform to be grown to the next level (£60,000+ turnover).

Ed’s Garden Maintenance offers a SAME DAY service to homeowners and commercial premises including Lawn Mowing, Hedge Trimming, Garden Clearance, Jet Washing and Re-turfing.

This garden franchise has a proven business model backed by an established brand enjoying a loyal and regular customer base. The franchise shares considerable "Business Know How" from the best way to mow a lawn, to how to generate the type of work you enjoy. Much work is also carried out in the background ensuring your success and to enable you to enjoy what you do: gardening services.

The Southampton franchise of Ed’s has built a successful business from scratch since 2012. The present owner has run the business on a 'lifestyle', part time and seasonal basis emphasising quality of life over bottom line profit. A new owner can build on the established client base and goodwill to substantially build the business on a full time basis. Last year, the business achieved a turnover of £27,000 delivering a net operating profit of almost £15,000 on this part time basis. The business comes with a core of regular customers who generate in excess of £13,500pa of work. This business is in a prime position to grow turnover to a figure in excess of £60k with a profit of over £30k for a buyer not wishing to start a franchise business from scratch.

The business is based in Southampton and includes a protected area which includes Bassett and Chilworth where the new owner will have priority on work. (this can be moved). Adjacent postcodes, where Ed’s services may be provided, include Chandlers Ford and housing areas along the M3/M27 corridor. This gives enormous potential for growth.

The franchisor recommends that the buyer spends a day on the road with the vendor to experience and fully appreciate how their lifestyle might change. The current owner is retiring after having fully enjoyed 5 years of outdoor work after taking early retirement from an office based career.

In order to appreciate the way Ed’s Garden Maintenance operates it is important to meet with the franchisor at an early stage to understand the way that the territories operate and the value associated with this offering.

The sale price of the franchise is £12,500.

The purchase price will include a bespoke trailer, with Eds logo prominent, together with garden machinery including a Hayter Pro lawn mower, Viking mower, Al-ko lawn rake, professional lawn treatment spreader and Stihl pressure washer. Business start-up could be immediate with little further outlay. Some additional equipment such as ladders and spraying equipment are available at a small extra cost.

By completing the form the franchisor will email you the full prospectus and arrange for you to get in touch with the vendor.