Entries by Emma Nicholson

TruGreen to exhibit at The National Franchise Exhibition

TruGreen Professional LawnCare, one of the UK’s leading domestic cleaning franchises is to exhibit at The National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham, this autumn. The exhibition takes place on 13th and 14th October at the NEC in Birmingham and is one of the largest franchise exhibitions of the year, with over 100 franchisors on display and […]

TruGreen reports 15% growth

TruGreen Professional LawnCare, one of the UK’s leading domestic lawn care providers has reported 15% growth for the year ending December 2016, which is on top of the 27% growth the business achieved in 2015. The franchise business has posted a record 29 months of consecutive growth, with local revenues up by up to 85% […]

TruGreen awarded full bfa membership

TruGreen Professional LawnCare, which is part of the world’s largest lawn care company, has been awarded full membership of the British Franchise Association (bfa) after completing the association’s accreditation process. Established in the UK in 2005, TruGreen is a franchise of ServiceMaster, which is one of the UK’s largest multi-brand franchisors. The brand currently operates […]

Swapping suits for stripes in Downlands

A businessman with over 30 years’ experience of managing multi-million pound, customer-facing companies has ditched the pinstripe suit for lawn stripes and an outdoor lifestyle as he launches his new lawn care franchise in the Downlands area. Jonathan Bell, 53, is the owner and operator of TruGreen Professional LawnCare Downlands and will provide bespoke lawn […]

Milton Keynes franchisee claims excellence award

An already award-winning business woman in Milton Keynes has claimed the ‘Award of Excellence’ from within the franchise network in which she operates in. The annual award is presented to the franchise owner who exemplifies the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of their business. Karen Burdett, the owner and operator of TruGreen Milton Keynes […]

TruGreen franchisee shortlisted for national business award

A former mortgage advisor who swapped loans for lawn care less than 18 months ago has been shortlisted for a national business award thanks to his record-breaking performance. Mike Lethbridge owns and operates the Newbury & Basingstoke franchise of professional lawn care company TruGreen from his home in Kingsclere. He’s one of just three people […]

125th customer for Teesside lawn care franchise

A Teesside lawn care company has reported serving its 125th customer, having launched as TruGreen Professional LawnCare Teesside in early May 2016. Martin and Kay Rogers, both of Teesside, chose to purchase the license to operate as a TruGreen franchise to help grow their existing lawn care business. Martin underwent extensive training under the tutelage […]

Edinburgh resident launches first Scottish TruGreen franchise

Local Edinburgh resident, David Inglis, 34, has launched his own business and the first Scottish, TruGreen Professional LawnCare franchise, as the gardening season moves into full swing. David, who previously held a career in training and development with HSBC, invested in the franchise, which is part of the world’s largest lawn care business, after developing […]

April 2015: Financial Services Executive swaps tie for overalls as lawn care franchise is launched

As we enter the busiest season for lawn care, gardening and DIY, Stebbing-resident and former Financial Services Executive, Martyn Horton has launched his own business after buying into the professional lawn care franchise, TruGreen. Part of the world’s largest lawn care business, TruGreen UK operates across the country, helping customers create beautiful lawns by using […]

March 2015: ServiceMaster finalists for two Franchise Marketing Awards

ServiceMaster’s marketing team has been recognised as a finalist for no less than two Franchise Marketing Awards. The team entered the categories Best Online Marketing Campaignand Best Overall Marketing Campaign in the tenth year of the awards. Head of Marketing at ServiceMaster, Hannah Banfield said: “We are so pleased to be recognised as finalists in […]

February 2015: Kingsclere resident launches professional lawn care business

With the key growing season fast approaching, Kingsclere resident, Mike Lethbridge has launched a professional lawn service business after investing in a leading lawn care franchise. With a distinguished career spanning 25 years in IT and financial services, Mike chose to take a change of direction and invest in TruGreen Professional LawnCare, which is part […]

December 2014: Former Grenadier Guardsman launches new franchise in Cumbria

TruGreen, the world’s largest lawn care company, has expanded its operation into the Cumbria/Lancashire region, after selling a franchise license to lawn care professional and former Grenadier Guardsman, Ian Goodman. Originally from the North West, Ian held a career in security and management spanning 23 years and prior to that, served for 11 years as […]

December 2014: TruGreen launches first Northern Ireland franchise

A professional lawn care business has been launched by two brothers from Derry/Londonderry, after they purchased the first Northern Ireland franchise from the world’s largest lawn care company, TruGreen. With a family history of farming dating back to the 17th century and experience in both green keeping and agriculture, Alan and Trevor Lynch are perfectly suited […]

September 2014: New owner for lawn care business in West Yorkshire

A local businessman has taken control of a thriving lawn care franchise following the very sad death of its former owner, Bob Anderson. The business, which operates across West Yorkshire, was launched in 2004 by Bob and his wife, Anne and has grown from strength-to-strength in that time. Mr Anderson’s successor, Darren White, is relishing […]

August 2014: Herts lawn care business under new ownership

A successful lawn care business operating across Hertfordshire is under new ownership, following a buyout by local businessman, Andy Hazell. TruGreen Hertfordshire is part of the world’s largest and most successful lawn care company and is a franchise of Leicester-based ServiceMaster Limited. The business started trading in 2004 but was sold by former owner Ed […]

June 2014: Grassroots business launches in Loughborough

A Barrow upon Soar resident has launched his TruGreen business, one of the UK’s leading professional lawn care franchises. Paul Doherty, a graduate of Brooksby College, Melton Mowbray, set up the business following a successful career in motor and agricultural sales and will operate across Loughborough and North Leicestershire. With a passion for the outdoors […]

May 2014: ServiceMaster employee scoops national franchise award

Hannah Banfield, head of marketing at ServiceMaster Limited, one of the UK’s biggest franchisors, has scooped a national franchise award at the 2014 NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards. Collecting the Women Franchisor Employee of the Year award at the prestigious ceremony held at RBS House in London, Hannah was up against tough competition […]

2nd April 2014: ServiceMaster Ltd appoints new UK Managing Director

ServiceMaster Ltd, which operates Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic and TruGreen in the UK, announces that Alan Lewin has been promoted to the role of Managing Director. Alan, who previously held the title of Business Development Director for nearly four years, replaces Steve Emmerson. “Alan is a natural choice for the role of Managing […]