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