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Summary
Jim's Mowing is the largest gardening franchise in the world. Huge in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Jim's Mowing is continuing its already successful expansion throughout the UK.

Jim's Mowing

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£11,000
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes

Full Description


The world’s largest garden franchise that just keeps growing

Jim’s Mowing is the world’s largest home-based gardening franchise.

About Jim’s Mowing

With over 3,000 franchise owners in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK, and over 10,000 satisfied clients throughout the globe serviced daily, we specialise in providing an all-year garden maintenance service to both domestic and commercial clients.

In the UK we have around 30 franchisees and a population of 65 million – to give you an idea of the growth potential we see here, we have almost 2,000 franchisees in Australia in a population of only 20 million.

There’s no question that this is an incredible time to come on board and secure the territories you want!

So the first thing you should know is that we don’t just mow lawns! Yes, as the name suggests, our principal service is cutting grass, but we can do almost anything our clients require in their garden and grounds and as frequently as they would like it. Here are some of the services our franchisees are regularly asked for:

  • Lawn mowing
  • All-year-round lawn maintenance, including scarifying and aeration
  • Hedge trimming
  • Pruning
  • General gardening, such as weeding and planting
  • Pressure washing
  • Artificial turf installation
  • Gutter guard installation and maintenance.

A day in the life of a Jim’s Mowing franchise owner

As a Jim’s Mowing franchisee, you will spend your days working in the fresh air and working flexible hours delivering these services to clients in your local area. Not a bad way to earn a living is it? Particularly when you consider that all the while you are building a profitable and valuable business and asset for your future.

As demand in your area grows through repeat business, referrals and local marketing, you will have the option to increase your capacity by employing staff and investing in more equipment. Many of our franchisees have already chosen to expand into neighbouring territories and are stepping back from the hands-on gardening to concentrate on managing the business for growth. Equally, others have chosen to limit the number of jobs they do in accordance with the work-life balance they want – it’s their business and we respect their choices. Like we said earlier, there’s really no limit to what you can do in these early stages.

Experience required

Very few of our franchisees come to us with a high degree of gardening skill. Most are looking for an opportunity to be their own boss, leave their work suits in the wardrobe and consign long arduous commutes to the back of the mind.

The training you receive is outstanding. It’s not all about gardening either, we teach you how to run, market and staff your business. As you’d expect from a franchise business that has gone global, we don’t just take on anyone who fancies a bit of a change and leave them to it – we are investing in you just as you are investing in us. We’re all in this to build successful businesses, and despite how much fun it is, we take it very seriously.

What does it cost?

The franchise fee for a Jim’s Mowing franchise is just £12,500 (plus VAT where applicable), but less if you have relevant gardening qualifications and experience. After that, you pay a modest and fixed monthly management fee of £314.96 plus VAT; that means the more you work, the more you keep.

In your start-up phase, we offer an income guarantee of £550 per week until you have sufficient clients to generate income in excess of this. Feel free to read that bit again…

You will receive a comprehensive package of equipment, training and marketing before you visit your first customer and as you would expect from a global brand, there is ongoing support for work generation, a central admin centre which distributes new leads generated from national advertising to our franchisees, use of an excellent enquiry management system, bulk buying discounts and much, much more.

The main franchise banks will often lend you between 50% and 70% of the total investment of your garden maintenance business, so make sure you consult with their dedicated franchise teams – Jim’s Mowing will be happy to make an introduction for you if borrowing is required.

What’s next?

We are looking for excellent franchisees across the whole of the UK and Ireland, however we are experiencing a particularly high level of ‘unserviced’ leads in the following areas:

Edinburgh

South of Glasgow

York

West of Manchester

Gravesend

Maidenhead

Basingstoke

There’s lots more we can talk about – please check out the video and case studies at the top of this listing to get a better idea of how our franchisees are getting on.

Fill out the form below and we’ll send you the franchise prospectus. Then give us a call!

For more information about this fantastic opportunity, submit an enquiry TODAY!

  • Case Study: Rob Chisholm

    Case Study: Rob Chisholm

    “With a Jim’s Mowing franchise, you are the boss. There is no reporting hierarchy to worry about each month. The hours you work are decided by you as are the various services and areas that you wish to serve.” Name of Franchise Owner – Rob Chis...

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  • Case Study: Abbas Ghareeb

    Case Study: Abbas Ghareeb

    If you think a gardening franchise is strictly for retirees who want to grow a nice business whilst gently improving their fitness, then think again. Meet Abbas. If you think a gardening franchise is strictly for retirees who want to grow a nice business whils...

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  • New Jim’s Mowing franchisee, Sam

    New Jim’s Mowing franchisee, Sam

    Sam is one of the most recent franchisees to join Jim’s Mowing. He is working in partnership with his wife Gina.   As Sam says “living in the Middle East for ten years has made me desperate to get back to greenery. Moreover, I wanted to be my own boss...

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  • Jim De’Ath, Jim’s Mowing franchisee

    Jim De’Ath, Jim’s Mowing franchisee

    Jim De’Ath is the Jim’s Mowing gardener for Lincoln, Grimsby, and surrounding areas. Coming from being a transport manager for a well known manufacturer, Jim has strived to put customer focus first to provide a high quality service to suit. This drive for ...

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  • Nick Wilson is the Jim’s Mowing Franchise owner for North East London.

    Nick Wilson is the Jim’s Mowing Franchise owner for North East London.

    Native to Edinburgh, and currently residing in Walthamstow, Nick has lived in London for the past 7 years working within the luxury fashion industry where delivering high quality and reliable customer service was essential. This is a key factor Nick has carrie...

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  • Steve Jeffrey, Milton Keynes

    Steve Jeffrey, Milton Keynes

    Steve Jeffrey is the Jim’s Mowing franchisee for Milton Keynes, and has lived in the city since 2011. Steve Jeffrey is the Jim’s Mowing franchisee for Milton Keynes, and has lived in the city since 2011. Originally from Scotland, Steve spent most of his wo...

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  • Case Study: Michael Wierenga

    Case Study: Michael Wierenga

    Michael spent 18 years in the police before following his dream of moving from Reading to Cornwall with his wife to embrace a new work/life balance. Michael spent 18 years in the police before following his dream of moving from Reading to Cornwall with his wif...

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  • A new Jim’s Mowing franchisee, Paul in Norwich

    A new Jim’s Mowing franchisee, Paul in Norwich

    Paul is the newest Jim’s Mowing franchisee for the Norwich area, who found out about the company through Franchise Direct in October 2016. Paul spent his childhood and his summer vacations working in his family garden. His passion for gardening and natur...

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  • Jim’s Mowing Page

    Jim’s Mowing Page

    Jim’s Mowing franchisee Page explains why he joined the company. After 25 years of working in London, I’ve joined the Jim’s Mowing group. My decision was really a lifestyle choice; working outdoors and having the flexibility of running my own busines...

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  • Case Study: David Hughson

    Case Study: David Hughson

    “I have actually expanded my involvement in Jim’s Mowing and am now a franchisor! This involves recruiting, training, coaching and supporting franchisees. I really believe in the Jim’s Mowing brand and how it works as a franchise, so I want to be a p...

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  • Jim’s Mowing’s second new franchisee, Ed Doherty

    Jim’s Mowing’s second new franchisee, Ed Doherty

    Ed Doherty is the operator of Jim’s Mowing for Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and surrounding areas.   Ed Doherty is the operator of Jim’s Mowing for Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and surrounding areas. A Hertfordshire native, and recently having been dr...

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  • Attendance at The International Franchise Show, London and Launch of New Divisions

    Attendance at The International Franchise Show, London and Launch of New Divisions

    22nd December 2017

    Jim’s Mowing are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the International Franchise Show in London on the 16th and 17th February. The event will also mark the launch of seven new divisions from Jim’s Group in the UK: Jim’s Buildi...

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  • A Fantastic Achievement!

    A Fantastic Achievement!

    25th September 2017

    Jim’s Mowing are delighted to be one of the select organisations featuring in the 2016/2017 Parliamentary Business Review.    

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  • Jim’s Mowing Have an Exciting New Feature!

    Jim’s Mowing Have an Exciting New Feature!

    5th September 2017

    Franchisees will now enjoy an enhanced franchise package when they sign up to Jim’s Mowing… Jim’s Mowing are pleased to announce an exciting new feature to their franchise package that will provide three significant benefits to their new franchis...

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  • Upgraded Support System at Jim’s Mowing!

    Upgraded Support System at Jim’s Mowing!

    2nd August 2017

    Jim’s Mowing are pleased to announce a significant upgrade to their business support system for their franchise owners. While paper refuses to go away from the office environment, the launch of Jimbo v3 goes a long way to help the gardening business owne...

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  • Jim’s Mowing welcomes another new franchisee

    Jim’s Mowing welcomes another new franchisee

    10th April 2017

    Jim De’Ath is the Jim’s Mowing gardener for Lincoln, Grimsby, and surrounding areas. Coming from being a transport manager for a well known manufacturer, Jim has strived to put customer focus first to provide a high quality service to suit. This drive for ...

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BFA Membership
None
Business Type
Franchise
Home Based
Yes
Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
11000
Part Time
Yes
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