TruGreen UK becomes an official partner of Life After Professional Sport

TruGreen is one of three ServiceMaster UK brands to team up with LAPS to offer lucrative and scalable franchise opportunities to former professional athletes.

Have you ever wondered what happens to athletes after they retire from their sport?

That’s where LAPS come in.

Life After Professional Sport (LAPS) is a careers resource platform offering advice, networking and job opportunities for future, current and former athletes.


Our partnership

As partners, three ServiceMaster Brands UK brands – ServiceMaster Clean, TruGreen, and ServiceMaster Restore – are three of ten brands that work exclusively with LAPS to provide entrepreneurial opportunities to former athletes across a range of sports.

These sports are typically football, cricket, tennis, rugby and athletics, but they have supported sportspeople in sports like snooker, cheerleading and more to build their new life after retiring from the sport.


The TruGreen UK Franchise Opportunity

TruGreen’s roots can be traced back to 1973, when the company was founded in Michigan, USA and was purchased by ServiceMaster in 1990, bringing exceptional lawn care services to the UK from across The Atlantic.

Since then, the TruGreen brand has become synonymous with exceptional service, the highest standard of tailored lawn care treatments and technological advancement both behind the scenes and in their service offering.

Through unique systems for success and market-leading products and services, we’re always looking ahead for ways to advance lawn care franchising.

Our next advancement offers exceptional franchise opportunities to athletes looking to step off the pitch while still keeping it green.


Alan Lewin, Managing Director of ServiceMaster Brands UK, says:

“There are a lot of similarities between what makes a great professional athlete and a brilliant entrepreneur. From discipline to motivation, commitment and the desire to play to win. Our partnership with LAPS is a way we can help sportspeople bridge that gap and become great business leaders.”

“Our brands present an opportunity for athletes to find their next steps through a scalable management franchise, all while benefitting from years of business experience, a proven model and centralised support from a renowned franchisor to help them be in business for themselves, not by themselves.”

ServiceMaster Brands UK Franchise Recruitment Manager Matt Fowler adds:

“ServiceMaster UK is proud to partner with Life After Professional Sport, supporting their members as they transition from professional sport into new chapters of their lives.”

“Together, we’re united in our aim to provide essential resources and guidance for those considering a franchise as part of their new chapter. I am delighted to have secured this partnership and look forward to working closely with the LAPS Team and their members.”

Robbie Simpson, former professional footballer and LAPS co-founder, adds:

“LAPS was founded to help sportspeople understand their huge potential in the workplace and connect them with opportunities and dynamic businesses that recognise that potential.”

“Sportspeople are a hugely diverse bunch, and here at LAPS, we work with businesses in various ways. Franchises can be a great way for athletes to build their own businesses with a supportive team behind them. ServiceMaster Group share our values in understanding what athletes can do in the business world, and we can’t wait to see what this partnership yields.”


Are you a sports professional?

If you’re looking for your next opportunity after a professional sports career, you might find your future with TruGreen UK.

Call 0116 275 9000 or book an intro call with ServiceMaster UK Franchise Recruitment Manager today to learn more.