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 a passion for outdoors work and a desire to run his own business. TruGreen operates across the UK, helping customers create beautiful lawns by using the latest technology and expertise in grass growing. David will serve a potential 115,000 customers to the west of Edinburgh.
David said: “I’ve spent many years helping my colleagues develop in their careers and I felt the time was right to look at my own options and make an investment into my future. TruGreen affords me the opportunity to manage my own business, work closely with customers, all with the support of a national company behind me.
“I have big plans for the business, with both apprenticeships and ex-forces recruitment a major part of the company’s development. I’m armed with expert training, lawn care knowledge and the professional equipment to start creating stunning, healthy lawns for customers and I’m looking forward to the new challenge before me.”
TruGreen is a franchise of Leicestershire-based, ServiceMaster Limited, which has been established in the UK since 1959. Each new TruGreen franchisee undertakes a two week, intensive training academy at ServiceMaster’s head office, during which time they achieve their qualification in pesticide application from the National Proficiency Council and full technical training from TruGreen’s brand operations manager and ex-Wembley head groundsman, Steve Welch.
Steve added: “David already had the passion and drive to start his business and we were able to provide the skills and knowledge so that he may offer his customers the very best, bespoke, lawn care service. With 35 years’ professional lawn care experience, the hands-on, technical support is unrivalled in the industry.”