About Ed’s Garden Services

Since 2003, Ed’s been helping people like you start a garden services business of their own.

Enjoy a constant stream of work from homes & businesses in your local area with our proven business model. Working outdoors in an active role, you’ll enjoy the reward of delighting your customers – while taking complete control of your future.

You could make between £40K – £50K per year with clever £10K+ bonus sales, or more than £100K if you employ teams, build a multi-van operation, and expand your territory.

Ed’s Garden Services is a full member of the British Franchise Association (BFA).

Business Model

As an Ed’s franchisee, you’ll offer garden maintenance services to a grateful market of homeowners and businesses, either doing the work yourself, with or without a helper or by employing teams to do it for you as you build your own multi-van empire.

With our groundbreaking technology and our always-there support, you’ll be able to earn more by working more efficiently, pricing jobs correctly, and leaving unprofitable work to your competitors.

As your business grows, sell blocks of customers for tax-efficient bonuses of £10K-£20K+ to stay below the VAT threshold.

And, from day one, you’ll be building yourself a valuable asset that you can sell when you’re ready to move on or retire.

Training and Support

You can look forward to personalised one-to-one training and wraparound support as an Ed’s franchisee, whether you’re a single van operator running a lifestyle business or a multi-van management operator intent on building an empire.

Our bespoke technology, an all-in-one system, takes care of everything you need to run your business, leaving you more time to do the work that brings in the money.

And your network of fellow franchisees will also be there for you, sharing their knowledge and experience and helping you out – sometimes by offering an extra pair of hands – when you need it the most.

Market Demand

Demand for our services is insatiable – far more than you could ever cope with – so you can turn your availability on or off on our website work as much or as little as you want, and cherry-pick the most lucrative jobs.

Some franchisees anticipate the tailing off of demand for our core services in January and February and take those months off for a well deserved rest, often heading for the sun, but others capitalise on it by offering other services including power washing and turf laying.

You’ll never be short of opportunities to earn more or expand your operation.

Financials

You can make a healthy living in a healthy way with Ed’s Garden Services, whether you want a single van operation that gives you a comfortable lifestyle, or you prefer to manage a multi-van franchise and multiply your return on investment.

If you want to stay under the VAT threshold, you can sell tranches of customers to other franchisees and pocket a healthy fee, time after time. (£10-20k+)

  • Jon Bristow Success Story

    Jon Bristow Success Story

      Jon Bristow (39) from Ed’s Garden Maintenance takes a look back at how his business has developed since he started delivering garden services. Jon Bristow (39) from Ed’s Garden Maintenance takes a look back at how his business has developed since he...

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  • James: London franchisee

    James: London franchisee

      My decision to join Ed’s was really a lifestyle choice – a healthy outdoors life and the flexibility of running my own business really appealed to me.   My decision to join Ed’s was really a lifestyle choice – a healthy outdoors life and th...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance Success Story

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance Success Story

    Steve Frise swapped out the hectic world of the motor industry for the more fulfilling climbs of garden maintenance. Read on to find out how buying into a successful national franchise has changed his life. Steve Frise, 40, from Hersham, Surrey, has swapped th...

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  • Case Study: Neil Collis

    Case Study: Neil Collis

      “I find that although my business is much bigger than the one I had previously, a lot of the headaches I had running a small business have disappeared.” Name: Neil Collis Location: Sevenoaks, Kent Franchise: Ed’s Garden maintenance Already...

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  • Case Study: Stuart Thackeray

    Case Study: Stuart Thackeray

      Tired of his city career, Stuart started an Ed’s business in Surrey in March 2014. Fuelled by his success, he decided to follow his dream and moved to rural Norfolk. He is now well on his way to building up a thriving business there, helped by his han...

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  • Louis Tomazou: Epsom, Banstead, Oxshott, Kingswood franchisee

    Louis Tomazou: Epsom, Banstead, Oxshott, Kingswood franchisee

      From recruitment to rotavating! After 28 years in recruitment I wanted to feel energised again. I wanted a different life. I had always enjoyed maintaining my own garden, so in August 2011 I started running my own Ed’s Garden Maintenance business ...

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  • Matthew May: From red tape to green lawns

    Matthew May: From red tape to green lawns

      In my previous life, I managed a fencing plant and had a lot of management responsibility. I got so weary of bureaucracy getting in the way of progress and wanted to be able to be more proactive.   Running my own business seemed the best way to get...

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  • Case Study: Dan Bates

    Case Study: Dan Bates

      Tired of the grind of corporate life, Dan Bates joined Ed’s Garden Maintenance in March 2015 to run his own gardening business covering Thames Ditton, Esher, Kingston-on-Thames and Surbiton. He’s made an excellent start building his business and is ...

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  • Matthew May is conquering the South Coast near Folkestone with Ed’s Garden Maintenance.

    Matthew May is conquering the South Coast near Folkestone with Ed’s Garden Maintenance.

      He shares his tips for success.   “My franchise business started on 1st March 2012 and has been going for 5 months so far. “Having decided I wanted to be my own boss I looked around at various franchise opportunities and through FDUK ...

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  • Ed’s Garden Services Welcomes Graeme

    Ed’s Garden Services Welcomes Graeme

    7th March 2018

      We are delighted to welcome Graeme to our growing team of Ed’s operators… Graeme has recently moved with his family to the UK from Zimbabwe to invest in an Ed’s business in Worcester Park, Surrey. Anita, our Ed’s Operator in Wimbledon, is co-inv...

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  • We Welcome Ade to the Ed’s Team

    We Welcome Ade to the Ed’s Team

    8th February 2018

      We are delighted to welcome Ade Hiley to our ever-expanding team of Ed’s operators. Ade has just signed up to run his own Ed’s business in Sheffield. This is very exciting for Ed’s, as Ade’s business will be the first Ed’s business in the nort...

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  • Work-life balance is real at Ed’s

    Work-life balance is real at Ed’s

    13th December 2017

      Work-life balance is very important to us at Ed’s. In our view, it’s a key measure of a successful life. Generally, when someone thinks about setting up their own business, the matter of work-life balance often springs to mind. People love the idea ...

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  • RHS Wisley time again!

    RHS Wisley time again!

    20th September 2017

      The Ed’s team is looking forward to another great session at RHS Wisley this month. No matter the season, Wisley is always an inspirational place to visit and the quality of our Wisley training sessions is excellent, with access to the best expertise ...

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  • Ed’s Bids a Fond Farewell to Adrian and Welcomes Peter

    Ed’s Bids a Fond Farewell to Adrian and Welcomes Peter

    5th July 2017

      Ed’s is delighted to welcome Peter Dixon (left) to our team of Business Operators. Peter has just signed up to buy Adrian Thomas’s (right) established Ed’s business in Southampton   Ed’s Garden Maintenance is the largest UK garden maintenan...

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  • Ed’s scores a hat trick of three brand new operators

    Ed’s scores a hat trick of three brand new operators

    27th June 2017

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance is the largest UK garden maintenance franchise, with a network of 44 operators.   Ed’s is delighted to welcome three brand new operators to our flourishing Ed’s team. Pete Henchey has joined our ever-growing team of op...

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  • Paul is on the ball

    Paul is on the ball

    8th June 2017

      Here at Ed’s, we are delighted to announce that we can now service customers in the Thurrock area. Paul Wellington has recently joined Ed’s to set up his garden maintenance business in the Thurrock area.   Paul knows the turf (excuse the pu...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance is the largest UK garden maintenance franchise, with a network of 42 operators

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance is the largest UK garden maintenance franchise, with a network of 42 operators

    27th April 2017

      Ed’s is delighted to welcome Warren Emsden on board. Warren will be running his Ed’s business in Petts Wood. Warren has joined us as a result of Neil Collis, our Ed’s Operator in Sevenoaks, taking advantage of the opportunity we have in Ed’s for...

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  • Annette receives her BFA Qualified Franchise Professional status

    Annette receives her BFA Qualified Franchise Professional status

    31st March 2017

      We are delighted to announce that Annette, Ed’s Strategic Development Manager, has been successful in achieving her British Franchise Association Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) status.  This qualification, which was launched at the beginning ...

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  • We would like to extend our congratulations to Neil Collis, our Ed’s Operator in Sevenoaks, who has just successfully split his Ed’s business.

    We would like to extend our congratulations to Neil Collis, our Ed’s Operator in Sevenoaks, who has just successfully split his Ed’s business.

    2nd August 2016

      The structure of the split is that the new Operator will take on Neil’s Dartford customers whilst Neil keeps his Sevenoaks customers. Splitting businesses in this way is a three-way win for all the parties involved: Neil realises a substantial cash su...

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  • Ed’s Welcomes Daniel

    Ed’s Welcomes Daniel

    9th June 2016

      Ed’s is the largest and fastest growing UK garden maintenance franchise and we’ve just grown a bit more!   We are delighted to welcome Daniel Stockley to the Ed’s team. Daniel has just signed up to run his own Ed’s business in Essex. We are...

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  • Ed’s Keeps it Real

    Ed’s Keeps it Real

    26th April 2016

      Ed’s is the UK garden maintenance franchise market leader with 37 operators. We are also the fastest-growing UK garden maintenance franchise.   We’re thrilled with our success but never arrogant or complacent about it. We attribute this success...

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  • Franchisee Support – the Ed’s Way

    Franchisee Support – the Ed’s Way

    29th March 2016

      Ed’s has changed a great deal since Edward Mauleverer started his garden maintenance business in Wimbledon back in 2003. We are now the UK garden maintenance franchise market leader, with 36 operators, and we’re going from strength to strength. &nbs...

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  • Paul takes his Ed’s gardening business to new heights (and depths!)

    Paul takes his Ed’s gardening business to new heights (and depths!)

    15th September 2015

      Paul Brunton joined Ed’s as an Operator in Bristol in July 2011. This is what Paul has to say about his journey so far with Ed’s.   “When I joined Ed’s four years ago, it was the freedom of running my own business with an established na...

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  • Neil’s reflections on his first eighteen months as an Ed’s Operator

    Neil’s reflections on his first eighteen months as an Ed’s Operator

    24th July 2015

      Neil Collis joined us to run an Ed’s business in Sevenoaks in early 2014. Let’s hear what Neil has to say about his first eighteen months with Ed’s.   “My joining story is slightly different from your typical Ed’s operator in that I h...

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  • Richard Weightman reflects on his first year with Ed’s

    Richard Weightman reflects on his first year with Ed’s

    13th July 2015

      Richard Weightman came on board to run an Ed’s business in the spring of 2014. Let’s hear what Richard has to say about his first year with Ed’s. “To be honest I can’t believe that I’ve only been an Ed’s Operator for just over a year. ...

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  • Welcome back Lucy, who has just joined Ed’s for a second time!

    Welcome back Lucy, who has just joined Ed’s for a second time!

    3rd July 2015

      Lucy Williams originally joined Ed’s as an Operator in 2009. Having built up a really strong gardening business, she was loving what she was doing but the call of a new adventure beckoned. In the summer of 2013 Lucy decided to sell her business, made ...

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  • Stuart Thackeray reflects on his first year with Ed’s

    Stuart Thackeray reflects on his first year with Ed’s

    24th June 2015

      Stuart Thackeray came on board to run an Ed’s business in the spring of 2014. Let’s hear what Stuart has to say about his first year with Ed’s.   “Before I joined Ed’s I had an established career in London and outwardly I guess my lif...

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  • Kevin buys a successful Ed’s business in Raynes Park

    Kevin buys a successful Ed’s business in Raynes Park

    13th May 2015

      We are delighted to welcome Kevin Gallacher on board. Kevin has just bought an existing Ed’s Garden Maintenance business in Raynes Park. Kevin, who has recently taken redundancy from an oil company has this to say about his big decision: “I know...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance launches new website

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance launches new website

    23rd April 2015

      Here at Ed’s we are very excited about having just launched a brand new website. We had a perfectly good website before but if a business really wants to be in online pole position, it’s very important to be keeping pace with the rapidly changing on...

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  • 22 years of gardening experience and just joined Ed’s

    22 years of gardening experience and just joined Ed’s

    15th April 2015

      Mike Schofield has just joined Ed’s to run his own gardening franchise business in Redditch and Stratford-upon-Avon. Mike comes to us with twenty-two years of gardening experience, gained through working for a charity to train people with special ...

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  • Strong relationships… at every level

    Strong relationships… at every level

    31st March 2015

      At Ed’s Garden Maintenance we believe that the real secret of business success is strong relationships.   First of all, that means building strong relationships with customers. Our Franchisee Operators really understand customer needs and are pre...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance Sees First Business Split Releasing Capital to the Franchisee

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance Sees First Business Split Releasing Capital to the Franchisee

    23rd October 2014

      Ed’s franchisee John Marshall has successfully split his business, generating a capital sum that exceeds his original franchise investment. John, who started an Ed’s franchise in the Chobham area only three years ago, has developed a large enough cu...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance supports Older People’s Day with free lawn mowing for the over 70s

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance supports Older People’s Day with free lawn mowing for the over 70s

    25th September 2014

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance franchisees are supporting Older People’s Day with the offer of a free lawn mowing service on 1 October to over 70s in their local area. Marc Miles in Leighton Buzzard, Clive Edmonds in Hampton, Steve Frise in Walton-...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance Welcomes New Franchisee for Norwich

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance Welcomes New Franchisee for Norwich

    2nd September 2014

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance welcomes Ian Waters who has taken on a franchise business covering Norwich and Broadland. Ian, a father of two, has spent 25 years working in London. He has a background in IT project management, and for the past three years ha...

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  • Matthew May – Franchisee of the Year Awards Finalist

    Matthew May – Franchisee of the Year Awards Finalist

    18th July 2014

      Matthew has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Franchisee of the Year Awards, held later this year in October. This is just one of the many successes Matthew has had with Ed’s Garden Maintenance since joining.   “I joined ...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance Franchise For Sale in Woking

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance Franchise For Sale in Woking

    9th May 2014

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance offers a SAME DAY service to homeowners and commercial premises including Lawn Mowing, Hedge Trimming, Garden Clearance, Jet Washing and Re-turfing.   This garden franchise has a proven business model backed by an established bra...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance Celebrates Spring Growth with New Franchisees

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance Celebrates Spring Growth with New Franchisees

    15th April 2014

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance has reached 30 franchisees with five new operators starting businesses in the last three months. Most recently franchisees have joined in Tunbridge Wells, Bournemouth, Leighton Buzzard, St Ives (Cambs), and New Malden.   F...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance Franchisee Recruitment Drive

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance Franchisee Recruitment Drive

    3rd July 2013

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance, the very successful residential garden care franchise, is moving into the next phase of expansion and is now seeking to accelerate its franchise recruitment.   In order to achieve this Edward Mauleverer has strengthened h...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance gets BFA Full Membership

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance gets BFA Full Membership

    22nd May 2013

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance is thrilled to have been awarded Full Membership of the British Franchise Association’s Accreditation Scheme. To become a Full Member Ed’s Garden Maintenance had to meet four key tests to determine that its business is...

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  • “Where else I could buy a business generating a 20% return on investment after drawing a decent salary?”

    “Where else I could buy a business generating a 20% return on investment after drawing a decent salary?”

    12th March 2013

      “I recently acquired an established garden maintenance business from an existing Ed’s Operator, who had spent five years growing a successful business and wanted to cash it in and do something different.”   “I have a backgro...

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  • The London Garden Society Awards

    The London Garden Society Awards

    8th January 2013

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance would like to congratulate James Leonard, our North London Operator who came 2nd in The London Garden Society Awards held in October at the Guildhall. James won his award for maintaining a square in Central London. James sa...

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  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

    8th January 2013

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance is looking forward to another exciting year in 2013 as the business looks to expand. Ed’s would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Happy New Year.

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance expands to SE London

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance expands to SE London

    11th December 2012

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance would like to welcome our newest Operator Richard Cooke to the Ed’s Team.   Richard will be running his business covering SE London. Richard said “I am excited about starting my own business in my local are...

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  • Teddington Lights Up

    Teddington Lights Up

    26th November 2012

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operator Lucy Williams has put up a 20ft Christmas Tree for the Business Community in Teddington for the second year running with over a 1000 lights.   The lights are due to be turned on this Thursday 30th November. Lu...

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  • New Business Development Manager for Garden Maintenance Franchise

    New Business Development Manager for Garden Maintenance Franchise

    14th October 2011

      Ed’s Garden Maintenance, the UK’s leading garden maintenance franchise, is delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Wolff as their new Business Development Manager.   Gary, who joined the company in mid-September, brings with him more than...

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  • Eds Garden Maintenance at the Franchise Show

    Eds Garden Maintenance at the Franchise Show

    30th June 2011

      Eds Garden Maintenance generated a lot of interest at the Franchise Show. Several of the current Franchisees attended explaining their experiences and how they are getting on. Here are some pictures from Ed’s display stand at the Franchise Show: T...

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  • Sarah Whaley bring us up to speed with her business

    Sarah Whaley bring us up to speed with her business

    28th June 2011

      Sarah has been running her Ed’s Garden Maintenance business since January 2007, taking on one of the early franchises and over the last few years has been successfully growing her business and providing services to both private and commercial clients....

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  • Ed’s On The Move!

    Ed’s On The Move!

    23rd June 2011

      Ed’s is expanding and we needed a bigger office. We were fortunate that a premise became available over the road which fitted our criteria – somewhere for Bobby to relax in the sun and still within a stone’s throw of the George and Dragon (the uno...

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  • Local Company, Ed’s Garden Maintenance, Tests Garden Leaf Blowers Live on TV

    Local Company, Ed’s Garden Maintenance, Tests Garden Leaf Blowers Live on TV

    3rd December 2009

      Local independent garden maintenance company, Ed’s Garden Maintenance, was chosen by ITV’s “This Morning” programme to test garden leaf blowers and vacuums available to the general public, live on television. Five of Ed’s team joined presente...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance puts best boot forward raising £225 for Garden Organic, kicking off National Welly Week

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance puts best boot forward raising £225 for Garden Organic, kicking off National Welly Week

    21st April 2008

      A team from Ed’s Garden Maintenance, a provider of prompt, reliable and efficient services to maintain gardens, has pulled on their wellies and run 10k, raising £225 for the UK’s leading organic growing charity, Garden Organic. A team from Ed’s G...

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  • Ed’s Garden Maintenance Announces Growth Beyond Expectations As The Service Provider Celebrates Its First Birthday

    Ed’s Garden Maintenance Announces Growth Beyond Expectations As The Service Provider Celebrates Its First Birthday

    21st March 2008

      As Ed’s Garden Maintenance celebrates its first birthday, they have beat plans for 6 operators in the first year by taking on 10 new franchisees! Ed’s Garden Maintenance, a provider of prompt, reliable and efficient services to maintain gardens ...

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  • "“When I was introduced to Ed’s Garden Maintenance, I was impressed by the way in which the business was presented and the overall package on offer. I have owned my own business before so I was very aware of the headaches involved in starting up a n..." Read More...

    Rodney (South West London)

    Rodney (South West London)

  • "“When I first heard about Ed’s I thought that this was a ‘too-good-to-be-true’ story and ‘where’s the catch?’. I invested in Ed’s because I had a choice of being a gardener elsewhere and earning the equivalent of..." Read More...

    Sarah (North Surrey)

    Sarah (North Surrey)

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Business Type:
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Minimum Investment:
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Training Provided:
Yes
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