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TruGreen in Top 80 Franchises in the UK

TruGreen, one of the UK’s leading lawn care franchises, has been named in the top 80 franchises in the UK, by Elite Franchise. 

Elie-top-100-trugreenThe Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchises recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from their financial performance and heritage in the industry to their contribution to the community and the way that they embrace innovation. Ranking applicants from 100 to one, the guide defines the best opportunities in the UK.

TruGreen featured in 77th place in the guide and was joined by fellow franchise brands under the ServiceMaster franchisor umbrella, ServiceMaster Clean (23), Merry Maids (45), Rosemary Bookkeeping (75) and Furniture Medic (90).

Steve Welch, Brand Manager for TruGreen UK said;

“Being in the Elite Top 100 Franchises for the second year running is a fantastic achievement for our brand. TruGreen continue to move the needle forward in support, innovation, marketing and in franchising in general. Being shortlisted truly does support our offering in an already very attractive franchise sector.”

TruGreen Franchise – 2018 round up!

TruGreen Brand Manager Steve Welch gave us the low down on the happenings at TruGreen in 2018. Here’s what he had to say… 

It’s been a great almost eleven months so far of 2018. Many milestones hit, new business owners welcomed to the network and even more beautiful lawns on display around the UK.

Winter

The year started off very well with two new business owners joining the network. Mike Simmonds of TruGreen Gloucester and George Michaela of TruGreen West Midlands started their new lawn care ventures with our franchise. You can read more about this story, here.

Winter/Spring

In February and March we proudly exhibited at the National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham AND The British and International Franchise Exhibition in London. We met so many aspiring entrepreneurs and as a result, welcomed one of those individuals on board later in the year…

Spring

Spring time saw the beginning of the ‘Golden Quarter’ where our technicians were flat out starting the process of making lawns beautiful. We also added to our franchise network once again with the addition of Andrew Jack of TruGreen North East. You can read more about this story, here.

Summer

We caught up with Robert Grant of TruGreen South Lincolnshire in Spring who was pleased to report that after just 20 months in business, he had grown his investment by +223% with the help and support of our professional team at the Franchise Support Centre. You can read more about this story, here.

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In June we exhibited at the Northern Franchise Exhibition in Manchester. It was a fantastic show (the 3rd so far of the year) and once again we met some fantastic individuals looking to make their dreams in business a reality.

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The hot summer did some terrible damage to lawns around the UK, so our business owners really did have their work cut out. It seemed only right that we introduced another business owner to the network to help rescue our lawns and as such, we welcomed Mark Symington of TruGreen Hereford & Worcester. You can read more about this story, here.

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Despite the scorching weather (that’s exactly what was happening to the grass plant!), Mike Simmonds of TruGreen Gloucester hit the huge milestone of 100 customers in his first 6 months in business. What an achievement! He even gifted his 100th customer Patricia with a beautiful bunch of flowers. You can read more about this story, here.

Autumn

At our Summer Regional Meeting, we were honoured to award the Franchisee of the Year Award. For 2017 it went to Oliver Green of North Hants & West Surrey. Oliver has owned his TruGreen business since 2005 and has contributed greatly to the success of the network over the years. He truly deserves this prestigious award. You can read more about this story, here.

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Ahead of the ‘Silver Quarter’ we were pleased to welcome Aidan Potts of TruGreen Northumberland & Carlisle to our ever-growing network of TruGreen business owners. Aidan bought one of our rare resale opportunities to give him a head start in business and he was able to get cracking straight away, thanks to an already established customer base. You can read more about this story, here.

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I’m not one to talk about myself too much, but this year I celebrated my 40th year in the lawn care sector. This was a massive achievement not only in my career, but for me personally as it is what I love. Lawn care is a growing sector and I’m really proud to have been able to shape it with my contribution along the way and in my every day role at TruGreen Professional Lawn Care. You can read more about this story, here.

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You guessed it! Back again by popular demand at the National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham. The busiest show of the year meant that we were quite stretched, but we managed to speak to as many budding entrepreneurs as possible. As the final show of the year, we have packed up our stand for the final time, ready for an all new and exciting format next year. Register your interest to come and see us! You can read more about this story, here.

Winter

The winter months are a very busy period for us. Our TruGreen business owners are getting in their last annual treatments and preparing annual treatment plans for next year. Us on the other hand, we are planning our training academy dates for 2019 and are currently looking for ambitious individuals to join our growing lawn care franchise. If you’re ambitious and are looking to make your dreams in business a reality, I look forward to hearing from you!

If you would like to be on the action in 2019, give us a call on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk to sign up to our mailing list

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Steve Welch Celebrates 40 Years in the Professional Lawn Care Sector

September 2018 marks a very important point in Steve’s career as he hits the big FOUR-ZERO for his years of contribution to the lawn care sector.

Steve Welch joined ServiceMaster almost 9 years ago to take care of our TruGreen franchise brand with his expertise in the wonderful world of lawn care. Steve brought with him a wealth of knowledge which he has passed on to our brand and our TruGreen business owners.

Having started his career in lawn care in 1978 at Leicester City Football Club, Steve spent 18 years there perfecting his craft and gained qualifications in lawn care and a degree in Business Management. Steve went on to share his expertise with Nottingham Forest Football club for several years and then spent 4 years working as the Grounds Manager at Wembley National Stadium.

Steve joined TruGreen Professional Lawn Care as the Brand Manager in 2009 and we have been fortunate enough to benefit from Steve’s experience and expertise ever since.

steve-tg-40-resizeHere are some of Steve’s highlights throughout his career

1992 – Youngest appointed Grounds Manager of Leicester City F.C.
1996- Appointed Grounds Manager of Nottingham Forest F.C.
2000 – Football League Groundsman of the Year
2001 – Football League Championship Groundsman of the Year
2002 – Professional football Groundsman of the Year. (Highest individual accolade in the UK)
2005 – Appointed Grounds Manager of Wembley Stadium
2006. – Construction and maintenance of the England World Cup training pitches in Germany
2007 – Opening of the New Wembley Stadium
2009 – Appointed TruGreen Professional Lawncare Brand Manager

It is essential for an individual to join a brand that has a brand leader who is motivated, experienced and has a wealth of expertise. Steve is always on hand to answer any questions, provide further information and offer guidance to those who need it in a range of scenarios.

Here’s what our franchise business owners think of Steve and the level of support offered by TruGreen Franchise

“Steve Welch is the USP which puts TG the number one choice for me.” – Karen Burdett, TruGreen Milton Keynes

“I chose TruGreen because I thought that they offered the best support around the technical aspects of lawncare and I have not been disappointed.” – Jonathan Bell, TruGreen Downlands

“The level of knowledge and expertise brand manager, Steve Welch has on lawn care is second to none.” – Martin Horton – TruGreen East Herfordshire & North Essex

“I needed to know I was investing in a company I could work with, after meeting with Steve and the team, I soon realised I would be confident in the service I was delivering with the TruGreen support team behind me.” – Mike Lethbridge, TruGreen Newbury & Basingstoke

Congratulations Steve, here’s to the next 40! 

So if you are looking to partner up with a world-renowned franchisor, work with a leadership team with a great deal of knowledge and expertise, why not give us a call on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk 

 

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National Franchise Exhibition 5/6 October

TruGreen UK are proud to be exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition at The NEC Birmingham on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October 2018

Here at TruGreen we are a huge fan of spreading the word and sharing the vision for our lawn care franchise opportunities. We strongly believe that the franchise exhibitions in which we attend, allow us to reach more people across the country, widening both theirs and our horizons. We have already attended franchise shows in Birmingham, Manchester and London this year.

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Coming to the Franchise Exhibition is the perfect opportunity to not only meet us, but to meet other franchisors too. Research is key in the early days of a new business journey and is much easier if you can do much of it all in one go!

If you’d like to attend, you’ll need to apply for a FREE ticket. You can do so [HERE].

emma-nicholsonYou can also book an exclusive 1-2-1 slot with our Franchise Recruitment, Marketing Manager – Emma Nicholson.

Click the dates to register your interest for Friday 5th or Saturday 6th October.

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We’re on stand A20

The National Franchise Exhibition 2018
Hall 3
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Birmingham
B40 1NT
5th & 6th October 2018

We hope to see you there!

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NEW TruGreen business owner in Northumberland & Carlisle

A businessman from Cumbria made a switch from working as a full time Joiner to professional lawn care as he launches his own franchise business to serve customers across Northumberland and Carlisle.  

Aidan Potts has undergone significant training with us here at TruGreen Professional LawnCare and he is now the proud new owner of TruGreen Northumberland and Carlisle.

aidan-potts-resizeTruGreen has been servicing customers in Northumberland and Carlisle for many years and Aidan is keen to continue with this, whilst expanding throughout the region.

Aidan previously worked as a self-employed joiner and did everything from building work to plumbing. Aidan and the previous owner of TruGreen Northumberland and Carlisle, John Davy, have been good friends for many years, and when the opportunity arose for Aidan to take over, he jumped at the chance.


Aidan said;

“TruGreen was a breath of fresh air for me after working in the same industry for over 30 years. Late last year I decided this was the perfect new challenge. I’m looking forward to it!”

In his spare time, Aidan enjoys playing Golf and spending time with his family, Nicola and Rory. He also enjoys walking his two dogs, Lunar and Starr through the countryside. Both will no doubt be seen in the TruGreen van from time to time!

All new TruGreen franchise investors undertake intensive training at the ServiceMaster Franchise Support Centre under the tutelage of TruGreen brand operations manager and former Wembley head groundsman, Steve Welch and the wider ServiceMaster franchise support team. As part of the training, Aidan achieved his City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1 and PA6), which allows him to provide a professional, accredited and safe service to customers.

Steve Welch, brand operations manager for TruGreen added;

“Aidan’s history and experience will stand him in great stead to build a really successful business. He’s already used to being self-employed and working to deadlines etc.  We’re delighted he chose to invest in TruGreen Professional LawnCare and it’s fantastic to have another van on the road and hopefully many more vans to follow.”

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a TruGreen business owner, give our franchise sales team a call on 0116 275 9005 or email your enquiry to franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk 

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Matt is swapping his wellies for biker boots!

Matt Burre of TruGreen Lincolnshire is swapping his wellies for something a little different as he prepares to take part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018 on his modern classic Triumph Street Twin motorcycle.

Matt Burre from Lincoln has joined in with some his fellow members of the Riders Association of Triumph with a pledge to raise both funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically, prostate cancer and men’s mental health.

The ride will take place on Sunday September 30th in the City of Lincoln. This will be one of 650 cities worldwide to host the event. It is estimated that over 120,000 Gentleman will take part.

All that is required to take part is a love for motorcycles and to dress up in the correct Gentleman’s attire, looking very ‘dapper’. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in 2012 and brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities. It was thought a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together.

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Matt said;

“I’m looking forward to getting out, pressing my tweed and raising money for a very worthy

cause.”

“It’s a cause that’s close to my heart and if anyone is thinking of donating, please do – even

the smallest of donations are very much appreciated.”

Members of the public can donate by clicking this link and search for Matthias Burre.

https://www.gentlemansride.com/rides/england/lincoln

 

ServiceMaster are proud to support our franchise business owners in their efforts to give back to the community.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a TruGreen business owner and how rewarding giving back to the community can truly be, give our franchise sales team a call on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk 

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TruGreen Franchisee of the Year 2017

TruGreen North Hants and West Surrey has been awarded Franchisee of the Year for 2017! 

TruGreen North Hants and West Surrey is a franchise owned and managed by Oliver Green who has been successfully servicing lawns since 2005.

Awards are given out each year to celebrate and recognise achievements in the categories of Growth, People, Customer and Investment, these headings form part of the organisational “North Star” used as is a simple guide to cultural performance and strategic execution for all stakeholders across the ServiceMaster community.

ili-green-trugreenOliver commented:

“I’m beyond thrilled, it’s an exciting achievement to have won franchisee of the year, and for the second year running. I think it demonstrates not only that we are growing year on year, but also how important team work is to us”.

‘TruGreen has a great network of people within it and there was tough competition throughout the year,”

The Franchisee of the Year 2017 is the most prestigious award and a pinnacle achievement within the ServiceMaster Franchise network. It is awarded to the franchisee who has displayed the highest achievement in the pursuit of excellence and professional management in the ServiceMaster tradition. Winners also get the opportunity to visit the ServiceMaster conference held in the US each year.

Having previously worked as a teacher and then deputy head teacher, Oliver has now worked in lawncare for over 12 years and says he doesn’t regret his decision for one second.

When asked what made him make the jump, he said:

“I love working outdoors and so when the time came that I was looking for a change, I wanted something that would give me this style of life, TruGreen LawnCare offers  exactly that. I instantly liked the franchise opportunity and can honestly say the entire experience has also been great fun!”

Brand Manager for TruGreen, Steve Welch added:

“Olly is a worthy winner of the TruGreen Franchisee of the year award, as he is fully focussed on growing his business through operating the proven franchise model.”

 

If you would like to find out how you could be the worthy winner of such a prestigious award some day, speak a member of our franchise recruitment team on 0116 295 9005 or franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk – we look forward to hearing from you soon! 

100th Customer just four months in

TruGreen Gloucestershire is celebrating after reaching 100 customers just months after launching

TruGreen Gloucestershire is just four months into launching and has already reached the 100 customers milestone, far ahead of target.

 Owner, Mike Simmonds said:

“It is fantastic to have reached the milestone of 100 customers within four months of TruGreen launching across Gloucestershire.

We have worked with a variety of wonderful customers, from young professional families who want a lawn for the family to enjoy through to palatial estates who exhibit their gardens and are looking for expertise to help further improve their lawns.”

Mike hand delivered a bunch of flowers to his 100th customer, Patricia Adams from Tewksbury as a way of saying thank you.

Patricia commented:

 “I am delighted with the excellent service TruGreen is providing with the care of my lawns and what a lovely surprise the flowers were.

I am greatly relieved to have found TruGreen which offers a professional, knowledgeable, caring and friendly approach to both work and customer care.”

Mike hopes to continue growing and aims to double this number over the next 12-months. We have no doubts that Mike will be able to do this with our unlimited support, his professionalism, expertise and drive to succeed in business.

Our TruGreen network of business owners deliver a range of professional lawn care services to customers across the UK though tailored treatment programmes and one-off specialist treatments. Full training on the services that we offer is included as part of our two week training academy upon purchasing a TruGreen franchise.

If you’d like to find out more about franchising with TruGreen and how Mike has hit such a huge milestone so early on in his business venture, why not give us a call on 0116 275 9005 to speak to a member of the franchise sales team. 

 

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New Investor in Hereford & Worcester

TruGreen UK are proud to welcome the newest business owner in to the franchise network, Mark Symington of TruGreen Hereford & Worcester.

Having worked in the marketing and PR industry for the last 25 years, Mark understands the fundamentals of our sales and marketing franchise model. His experience will no doubt stand him in good stead when it comes to marketing his business to grow his customer base.
Mark has successfully completed our two-week training academy covering operations, sales, marketing, products, equipment and business management systems as part of his investment and will now be treating lawns within his territory.


mark-symingtonMark commented; 

I looked at other franchise options and TruGreen really stood out from the crowd in terms of service, products and support. It’s a recognisable brand that has thousands of happy customers across the UK and that speaks volume to me.

Steve Welch, brand operations manager for TruGreen added;

Mark’s history and experience will stand him in great stead to build a really successful business. We’re delighted he chose to invest in TruGreen Professional LawnCare and it’s fantastic to have another van on the road and hopefully many more vans to follow.

Our TruGreen lawn care franchise opportunity is suited to those looking to escape the rigidity of a 9 – 5 job to spend time outdoors during flexible working hours. Building relationships with customers is a must, in order to provide a tailored lawn care programme to those with problematic lawns and a desire to have a perfect carpet of grass.

If you like the thought of becoming our next TruGreen business owner, contact us on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for a copy of our FREE prospectus

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Come and see us at the Northern Franchise Exhibition 22/23 June

TruGreen UK are proud to be exhibiting at the Northern Franchise Exhibition at Event City in Manchester on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June 2018

Here at TruGreen we are huge fans of spreading the word and sharing the vision for our lawn care franchise opportunities. We strongly believe that the franchise exhibitions in which we attend, allow us to reach more people across the country, widening both theirs and our horizons. We have already attended franchise shows in Birmingham and London this year.

Coming to the Franchise Exhibition is the perfect opportunity to not only meet us, but to meet other franchisors too. Research is key in the early days of a new business journey and is much easier if you can do much of it all in one go!

If you’d like to attend, you’ll need to apply for a FREE ticket. You can do so [HERE].

We’re on stand G10

The Northern Franchise Exhibition 2018
Hall 1, EventCity
Mercury Way, Off Barton Dock Road
Urmston
Manchester
M41 7TB
22 & 23 June 2018

 

We hope to see you there!

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“Go for it, there are lots of opportunities to learn & grow!”

Robert Grant of TruGreen South Lincolnshire took 5 minutes out of his busy lawn care schedule to chat to us about his TruGreen journey so far. 

Two years in to his TruGreen journey Robert is realising his dreams of become his own boss and running a successful lawn care business.

Robert bought one of our existing resale opportunities in his local area and secured a place on our TruGreen Training Academy. It was clear from first meeting Robert that he always had intentions of growing it rapidly over a short period of time and with our support, we knew it was achievable.

In the short period of just 20 months, Robert has grown the turnover of his business by 223% since he took over. He has been able to do this by taking advantage of our unlimited support, following our proven bfa model and marketing the services of his business through a variety of both online and offline marketing channels.

We are under no illusions that buying a business is a huge decision. Robert was able to take advantage of one of our resale opportunities that was for sale in his local area. With this he already had an established customer base and as with any TruGreen franchise, a place on our academy is secured and support is unlimited throughout the franchise agreement.

Buying a franchise is considered to be much lower risk than going it alone. This is mainly due to the fact that the business model is proven, the brand name is recognised and the support is on hand throughout.

Roberts advice is to:
“Go for it there are lots of good opportunities to learn and grow.”

He went on to say:
“Ive enjoyed having my own TruGreen franchise as it’s helped me not only further my lawncare skills but has allowed me to grow as a small business.”

We couldn’t agree more!

With available territory across the country, TruGreen is a genuine franchise opportunity not to be missed.

If you’d like further information on our franchise offering, give us a call on 0116 275 9005 or send an enquiry to our email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk 

 

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TruGreen North East joins the network!

A Longframlington businessman has made a switch from working in procurement in the housing sector to professional lawn care as he launches his own franchise business to serve customers across the North East. TG-North-East

Andrew Jack has undergone significant training with international franchise TruGreen Professional LawnCare, which is a franchise of one of the UK’s leading and largest multi-brand franchisors ServiceMaster, and he is the new owner of TruGreen North East.

With over 18 years’ experience working in the housing sector, heading up the procurement and purchasing department, Andrew made the move into lawn care for an exciting challenge. He said: “For 18 years now, I’ve worked behind a desk and in the housing sector. Late last year I decided it was time for a change and tried to incorporate my hobbies and business into one. That’s when TruGreen first became a possibility for me, and I haven’t looked back since!”

“I enjoy being outdoors; I love gardening and playing golf, so to me the opportunities with TruGreen was a no brainer. I wanted to invest in a franchise that not only offered me opportunities but also had the support network of marketing behind it – and TruGreen ticks all those boxes.” Added Andrew

“From the experience I’ve gained in previous roles, I understand the importance of meeting customers’ needs and requirements and ensuring there’s always a solution that meets these requirements. I want to offer nothing but a high-quality service and ensure the customer feels they are getting value for money.”

When asked what motivates him and spurred him to invest into Trugreen, Andrew replied: “I enjoy variety and engaging with people, building a rapport and understanding customers. I don’t want to be doing the same job daily, and TruGreen offers variety for me. As the business grows, I’d be looking at taking on local people to help build the business, but for now it’s just me and I’m looking forward to getting going!”

All new TruGreen franchise investors undertake intensive training at the ServiceMaster Franchise Support Centre under the tutelage of TruGreen brand operations manager and former Wembley head groundsman, Steve Welch and the wider ServiceMaster franchise support team. As part of the training, Andrew achieved his City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1 and PA6), which allows him to provide a professional, accredited and safe service to customers.

Steve Welch, brand operations manager for TruGreen added: “Andrew’s history and experience will stand him in great stead to build a really successful business. We’re delighted he chose to invest in TruGreen Professional LawnCare and it’s fantastic to have another van on the road and hopefully many more vans to follow.”

ServiceMaster has over 300 franchisees operating in close to 700 licensed areas under its brands, including Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic, TruGreen Professional LawnCare and Rosemary Bookkeeping.  TruGreen has been recognised as a leading franchise opportunity in the Elite Franchise Top 100 franchises in the United Kingdom.

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TruGreen named in top 100 franchises in the UK

TruGreen Professional LawnCare, one of the UK’s leading lawn care franchises, has been named in the top 100 franchises in the UK, according to a guide by Elite Franchise.

The Elite Franchise 100 recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from their financial performance and heritage in the industry to their contribution to the community and the way they embrace innovation. Ranking applicants from 100 to one, the guide defines the best opportunities in the UK.

TruGreen Professional LawnCare featured in 76th place in the guide and was joined by fellow franchise brands under the ServiceMaster franchisor umbrella, ServiceMaster Clean (26), Merry Maids (39) and Rosemary Bookkeeping (90).

Brand Operations Manager for TruGreen Professional LawnCare, Steve Welch said: “There’s been a real focus to TruGreen over the last few years and we’ve seen double-digit growth in revenue year-on-year and an increase in the number of new franchisees joining the network. The ranking by Elite Franchise compliments our hard work and achievements and we’re looking forward to improving our position in future years towards that number one spot!”

TruGreen Professional LawnCare is a franchise of ServiceMaster, which has over 300 franchisees operating in close to 700 licensed areas under its brands, including ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic, Rosemary Bookkeeping, Merry Maids and TruGreen Professional LawnCare.

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 thousands of attendees expected over the two days.

Book your free tickets here.

TruGreen Professional LawnCare brand operations manager, Catriona Berry said: “We are excited about the upcoming event and keen to meet as many people as we can who are dreaming of owning their own business. Franchising is a fantastic route to business and the exhibition should be the first port of call for all budding entrepreneurs.”

TruGreen Professional LawnCare is joined by other ServiceMaster brands, Merry Maids and Rosemary Bookkeeping on Stand A20.

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TruGreen Franchisee reaches customer milestone

A professional lawn care franchisee, who operates across West Yorkshire has reached one of his business goals, having served his 300th customer this spring!

Having taken ownership in 2014, local man Darren White has taken TruGreen Professional LawnCare West Yorkshire from strength to strength. The West Yorkshire franchise is one of over 40 local TruGreen businesses that have achieved 29 months consecutive growth and collectively, grew by over 15% in 2016.

Now in his peak season, TruGreen West Yorkshire owner, Darren White said: “I’m delighted to have picked up my 300th customer and to be seeing sustained growth in the business. Now that the sun is starting to shine and our attention turns towards the outdoors, I’m hoping to be of service to more and more customers that want to achieve a really beautiful lawn this spring.

“My best advice for achieving a beautiful lawn in the spring is to start by removing moss and weeds that have grown over winter. There are a number of products that can be purchased to help with this process but you really want to couple this with scarification and aeration to help remove the dead grass and punch holes in the lawn to help it breathe and aid drainage. I’m always available for advice and offer a free lawn analysis to help my customers tailor a plan to suit their lawns.”

TruGreen West Yorkshire is a franchise of ServiceMaster Ltd, a national franchisor based in Leicestershire and benefits from technical expertise of Steve Welch, TruGreen operations brand manager who has over 30 years’ experience in the lawn care industry and as a sports groundsman.

For more information, contact Franchise Sales on 0116 275 9050

South Beds Territory

Established lawn care business for sale in South Beds

We have an established lawn care business for sale in South Beds.

Overview of Business
This business was established in 2010. This is a Lawncare franchise which is owned and operated under licence from the Franchisor ServiceMaster Limited, under the brand name of TruGreen Professional Lawncare. The business is licensed to provide professional Lawncare services to residential and Commercial customers within a defined territory which have approximately 145,000 households, covering South Bedfordshire, including Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable and Bedford.

The territory is large enough to support multiple vehicles, with the potential of each van generating turnover in the region of £60K plus. For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable customer base that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial Lawncare business.

Primary Customers

This business currently has in the region of 330 regular residential customers. These customers are on yearly agreements, with a programme of 5-6 treatments per annum. There has been year on year marketing completed in the area, providing an opportunity for any potential purchaser to develop the business through further marketing opportunities. Assistance with this is available from the franchisors marketing department. The focus of the business is on the residential market, and the business can be further developed by providing lawn care and gardening services to small commercial businesses within the territory.

Employees

This business is presently a two man/one van operation (the business owner and an apprentice) and does not currently have any other employees.

Facilities, Property & Location

This business is run from home with a double garage used for stock and machinery. The Business can be re-located anywhere within the franchised territories.

Reason for Sale 

This is a well-run and operated business and the sole reason for the present franchise business owners looking for a sale, is that the business has been focused on ensuring that they make a reasonable living and that the father and 50% shareholder reached a point where he could retire. The main focus that of retirement has been realised at the end of last year and the son has decided that he would like to pursue other business interests, having just completed his fifth year treating lawns. The main focus that of retirement has been realised at the end of last year and the son has decided that he would like to pursue other business interests, having just completed his fifth year treating lawns.

Sale to include:

  • The machinery and equipment that is included in this sale are;
    A scarifier, an aerator, professional spraying equipment, and a range of fertiliser spreaders.
  • The transfer of the franchise licence, a new 5 year term will be granted. At the end of the term it is renewable at no cost (subject to the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement)
  • Transfer of customer database
  • Sage Accountancy package
  • Two week training before commencement of trading provided by the Franchisor covering all aspects of running the business.
  • Use of the brand name and insignia of TruGreen (subject to terms and conditions)
  • On-going support, help and advice from the Brand Manager
  • Access to training courses provided by ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, H&S information and documentation.
  • Access to on-line shop for bespoke products, equipment and uniforms.
  • Access to an Employers helpline
  • Web page on trugreen.co.uk
  • Benefits of cross selling and joint marketing programmes through the ServiceMaster Family of Brands
  • At present no van is included in this sale, but the selling franchisee is prepared to discuss this as a separate item which will incur an additional cost.

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of. For further details on this sale, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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% in some areas of the UK. Owned and supported by franchisor, ServiceMaster, TruGreen is the world’s largest lawn care services provider.

TruGreen brand operations manager and former FA Groundsman of the Year, Steve Welch said: “We’re delighted to report year-on-year growth for the TruGreen network. These impressive numbers are testament to the focused hard work of the support team and the franchise network itself. Our business owners are working smarter and are dedicated to offering the very best customer service and it’s showing in our results.”

TruGreen was awarded Full Membership status of the British Franchise Association in September 2016 and is a Corporate PLUS member of the Institute of Groundsmanship, which is the leading organisation that represents professional groundsmen and women.

Established lawn care business for sale in South Lincolnshire

Asking price: SOLD

We have an established lawn care business for sale in South Lincolnshire.

This franchise business was established in April 2005 to provide a professional lawn care service to customers within a defined territory, covering Newark, Skegness, Boston, Spalding, Market Deeping and surrounding area.

The current owner has other business commitments and only operates this business 3-4 days a week for approximately 8 months of the year. This territory has approximately 155,000 households, providing a great opportunity for an energetic and focused owner to build a substantial business.

The Opportunity

  • Good local reputation
  • Great potential for expansion
  • Business operated from home, can be relocated within the territory
  • Customer database
  • Equipment/products will need to be purchased from the Franchisor
  • Branded Renault Van available by separate negotiation
  • Two weeks training before commencement of trading from the Franchisor covering all aspects of running the business
  • On-going support and training from a Franchisor with over 55 years franchising experience
  • Marketing support and assistance
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, H&S information and documentation

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of.

For further details on this sale, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

TG South Oxfordshire

Established lawn care business for sale in South Oxfordshire

Asking Price: £54,000

We have an established lawn care business for sale in South Oxfordshire.

Overview of Business
This business was established in 2010. This is a Lawncare franchise which is owned and operated under licence from the Franchisor ServiceMaster Limited, under the brand name of TruGreen Professional Lawncare. The business is licensed to provide professional Lawncare services to residential andCommercial customers within a defined territory which has approximately 85,000 serviceable households, with the territory coverage including; Oxford, Caversham, Henley on Thames, Blewbury and Marlow. Territories are large enough to support multiple vehicles, with the potential of each van generating turnover in the region of £60K plus. For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable customer base that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial Lawncare business.

Primary Customers

This business currently has in the region of 200 regular residential customers. These customers are on yearly agreements, with a programme of 4-5 treatments per annum. There has been year on year marketing completed in the area, providing an opportunity for any potential purchaser to develop the business through further marketing opportunities. Assistance with this is available from the franchisors marketing department. The focus of the business is on the residential market, and the business can be further developed by providing lawn care and gardening services to small commercial businesses within the territory.

Employees

This business is presently a one man/one van operation and does not currently have any employees, although all finance and administrative duties are completed by the business owner wife, a fellow Director of the Company.

Facilities, Property & Location

This business is run from home with a rented farm unit used for stock and machinery. The Business can be re-located anywhere within the franchised territory.

Reason for Sale – This is a well-run and operated business and the sole reason for the present franchisee looking for a sale, is that the business has reached the point where further development would require the employment of additional full time technicians, and given that the present business owner does not wish to progress beyond the present one person/ one van operation, he has decided to sell and gain a return on his initial investment.

Sale to include:

  • A scarifier unit and aerator
  • The transfer of the franchise licence, a new 5 year term will be granted. At the end of the term it is renewable at no cost (subject to the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement)
  • Transfer of customer database
  • Two week training before commencement of trading provided by the Franchisor covering all aspects of running the business.
  • Use of the brand name and insignia of TruGreen (subject to terms and conditions)
  • On-going support, help and advice from the Brand Manager
  • Access to training courses provided by ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Marketing support and assistance from ServiceMaster Limited.
  • Access to Operations manual, marketing material, H&S information and documentation.
  • Access to on-line shop for bespoke products, equipment and uniforms.
  • Access to an Employers helpline
  • Web page on trugreen.co.uk
  • Benefits of cross selling and joint marketing programmes through the ServiceMaster Family of Brands
  • At present no van is included in this sale, but the selling franchisee is prepared to discuss this as a separate item which will incur an additional cost of £5900

The lawn care industry is huge. With 26.4 million households in the UK and approximately 90% of them with gardens, coupled with the potential in the commercial lawn care market, it’s an industry very much worth being a part of. For further details on this sale, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.