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Take control of your own future and start earning from day one! Why should you join the UK’s best lawn care franchise?


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You may have never thought about starting a lawn care business, but we’re here to change your mind. This is an incredible opportunity that includes work-life balance, exciting earning potential, and unmatched support – and you won’t have to mow a single lawn!

How would it feel to wake up every morning being in control of your day-to-day schedule? That’s exactly what you’ll get by becoming a part of Greensleeves.

Our franchise model is flexible. You can start by doing the work yourself, building your customer base and multi-van business, or you can start as a manager from day one. Either route will ensure you start earning income immediately.

Ultimately, you’re in control of your destiny and growth of the business. Your role is to become a manager and motivator for your team of Professional Lawn Care Experts, whilst driving the growth of your business.

This year is an exciting and important milestone for Greensleeves with significant investment in the brand and business. This includes a rebrand, brand new website, customer portal and marketing support to further increase brand awareness and customer acquisition.

This is your opportunity to create the working environment you have always wanted!

At last, you can make money for yourself and not someone else, with your earnings being respective to the hard work you put in. Top performing Franchisees can earn upwards of £90,000 in net profits per year, all for just a £9,995+VAT joining fee.

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Greensleeves at a glance:


An award-winning brand founded in 1998, with an impeccable reputation. We have over 100 franchise territories nationwide. We also have over 150 professional lawn care experts working with our franchise owners.

Our core values, 5-star Trustpilot rating for quality customer care, and over two decades of franchising experience means you will be in safe hands, allowing you to build your business from home alongside dedicated support.

Greensleeves is proud to have won multiple industry awards - we are:

  • Full members of the British Franchise Association (bfa).
  • Double winners of the bfa's approved WorkBuzz 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Awards for 2021 & 2022.
  • An Industry Leading 5 Star Rating on the independent monitoring scheme, Trustpilot.
  • Part of Neighbourly, the world’s largest group of 31 Home Service brands.

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What you’ll get:


When you join Greensleeves, you will be enrolled onto our Sure Start programme. This includes pre-launch training tasks, business planning and a 10-day new franchisee training course at the Greensleeves National Training Centre. Here you will explore all aspects of your new business including the marketing, sales, systems, software, and technical skills that will ensure you launch successfully.

Our expert team is on hand to provide you with the support and knowledge base you need to grow and maintain your local operation including:

  • Recruitment
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Full training and support means you need no industry experience
  • Bulk buying discounts for products and equipment
  • 100% Funding available (subject to status)
You’ll also have regular, ongoing visits from a dedicated in-territory support manager experienced in lawns treatment and business coaching.

Our community of Franchise Owners also offers peer-to-peer support every step of the way sharing their wisdom and experiences.


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What our Franchise Owners say:


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"Really, the training and learning never ends at Greensleeves. There are regular training events all year, and we talk to each other all the time. Everyone shares stories and advice and best practice. I have new franchisees ring me all the time, asking me how to do this or do that, or what systems I am using etc. It’s really good – there might be a lot of franchisees now, but it still feels like a small, friendly, family business."
Oliver Wood, Greensleeves Huddersfield
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“I would say to anyone: take the opportunity!”
David Davison, Greensleeves Surrey North

Ready to take the next step?


There are many driven, ambitious individuals that want to start their own business, however in a lot of cases, they either do not know where to start or do not have the funds to get started.

At Greensleeves, we want to break down the barriers for any determined, self-motivated individual to take control of their future and start their own business.

As a proven business system, we have been approved by government-backed funding partners which could provide you with up to 100% of your investment, with NO DEPOSIT (subject to status).

To learn more Greensleeves host regular regional Discovery Days for serious candidates. Get in touch now to find out how you could meet the team, or to simply request an information pack.

Join Greensleeves and you’ll also be a part of Neighbourly, the world’s largest parent company of home services and property-related franchises. With annual network sales of $3.5billion, and resources beyond any other franchisor in the UK, you’re in safe hands and have a very bright future as a Neighbourly brand franchisee.

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Greensleeves Lawn Treatment Experts News

Neighbourly® UK Expands to Six Brands with the Acquisition of Greensleeves®

The world’s largest home services company has more than 30 home service brands across 18 service verticals.

SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Forget fuel costs: Greensleeves will pick up the tab for your first year!*

Digital innovation keeps Greensleeves a cut above the rest

This month, lawn care franchise, Greensleeves, has announced two ground-breaking advancements in their digital technology platforms to enable franchisees to run their businesses more efficiently.

Greensleeves serves an ace at its first in-person conference for two years

Last month saw the return of the annual conference for Greensleeves and their network of franchisees.

How franchising can help you switch the office for the outdoors

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of running your own business? Is it being stuck in an office, making phone calls or working long hours? In reality, it does not have to be like that at all.

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER: Forget fuel costs: Greensleeves will pick up the tab for your first year!*

Deciding whether or not to invest your money in a franchise is a big decision. We understand how difficult it is to put your hard-earned money at any kind of risk during such uncertain times in the economy, which is why Greensleeves is now offering an extraordinary deal to the first 5 franchisees to sign up between now and the end of 2022...

Greensleeves franchise ramps up Scottish presence with two new locations

Lawn care experts, Greensleeves, announces further expansion into Scotland with the launch of two new territories.

Greensleeves has netted the 5-star Franchisee Satisfaction Award from WorkBuzz for the second year running!

Top notch franchises like Greensleeves never rest on their laurels. They’re always looking for ways to improve their systems, and looking after their franchisees is their number one priority.

How outdoor franchises can grow in 2022

While most businesses have struggled over the course of 2021, lawncare franchise Greensleeves has achieved a record-breaking network turnover for the second year in a row, proving that the outdoor sector has continued to flourish despite the pandemic. David Truby, the MD of Greensleeves, has some advice for outdoor franchises on how they too can push on into 2022.

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side

With the average Brit spending 42.5 hours at work each week*, it is a good idea to make sure you’re doing something you enjoy.

Greensleeves Franchisee Case Study | Oliver Wood

At just 19 years old, Oliver decided to jump into the world of business and became a franchisee with Greensleeves. It was a bold move for someone so young, but Oliver was determined to make it work.

With guidance from the Greensleeves team, Oliver built up his first franchise in Huddersfield. The franchise model gave him access to Greensleeves' proven training programs, marketing resources, and operational support - everything he needed as a new entrepreneur.

Oliver must've done something right, because his business took off! He's expanded over the years and now oversees thriving Greensleeves franchises in Huddersfield, North Sheffield, and Wakefield, employing over 18 people. That's impressive growth!

When asked about the keys to his success, Oliver says it's all about surrounding yourself with the right team. He makes sure to invest in his managers, provide excellent training, and create a positive, performance-driven work environment.

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  • Name: Oliver Wood
  • Location: Huddersfield
  • Franchise: Greensleeves Huddersfield, North Sheffield & Wakefield
  • Date launched the franchise: August 2006

 
💼 Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you were doing prior to buying your Greensleeves franchise?

Currently, I am 37 Years old, married to Lucy with two girls, Sophia 6 & Georgia 4. I started the franchise @ 19 years old with the help of my parents. After seeing other members of the family-run their own successful businesses, I was keen to do the same. In all honesty, I was a little young to go at something like this alone, it was the guidance of my Dad and the franchise network that made me see the potential and after 12 months things started to take off and I was hooked!

In 2010, I purchased my second franchise area, Huddersfield. This was the first Greensleeves territory that I purchased from the Head office. This area came with 2000 accounts and we had to borrow the majority of the funds from HSBC. Overnight I was a 23-year-old with 6 members of staff old enough to be my dad. Quite daunting.

In 2015 I purchased the Wakefield area, with 1950 accounts. This was due to the original owners retiring.

Now we run all three areas from our 4000 sqft unit in Skelmanthorpe. We look after over 8000 customer lawns & have 18 full-time members of staff including an operations manager who helps me oversee the day-to-day running of the business. We have 16 vans on the road and expect to see a Gross T/O of around £1.5m in 2024.

 

📈 Why did you go down the franchise route?

Led by my parents really. Seemed like a better option than uni.

 

💰 How did you raise the finance?

  • Franchise area 1 – Family Funds
  • Area 2 – Personal funds & HSBC
  • Area 3 – Fully funded by HSBC

 
 

🎓 What training and support did you receive initially and ongoing?

Plenty of support. Greensleeve support really is great. They offer tailored support based on the size of your franchise, your experience, and so on.

 

📝 How would you describe your day-to-day role as a franchisee

This has changed over the years but now we have a great structure within the business including an Operations Manager, 4 office staff, a quotes manager, and 12 Lawn Operators out in the field servicing customers' lawns. Without this team, I couldn’t run the business as well as we do. My role involves overseeing all elements of the business ensuring we achieve our goals.

 

🏆 Can you outline the success you've had to date.

  • 2020 – 10% growth
  • 2021 – 13% growth
  • 2022 – 9% growth
  • 2023 – 12% growth
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🎲 Has becoming a franchisee changed your life, and if so how?

To be honest I have done it that long I don’t know any different. I have a great work/life balance and really enjoy the work I do.

 

🎮 How do you achieve a work-life balance?

With the help of the fantastic team, I have around me!

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🛠️ If you are a multi-unit franchisee, can you tell us why Greensleeves is ideal for those looking for a scalable opportunity?

Greensleeves works well as a multi-unit Franchise because staff can be based at home and only come to the office 1-2 times per week to collect stock etc. The web-based systems in place allow us to send all work and invoiced digitally. This allows us to employ staff in parts of our territory that we would previously not have considered.

 

👨👩👦 How do you retain your best staff and keep morale high and productive?

I believe providing a friendly work environment and being fair and flexible with your staff help maintain a reliable team. We have a few team members now who have been with us for over 10 years and plenty who have worked for us for over 5 years.

 

Can you tell us about any community involvement, including any local partnerships, incentives, or charity work you are involved in?

We are the main shirt sponsor for the local football team, Skelmanthorpe FC & we also sponsor several local cricket teams. We also provide sponsorship to a few local open garden weekends.

 

💡 What is the most invaluable piece of advice you could give someone looking to buy their first franchise?

Do your own research and speak to other current franchisees. They will tell you all the good and bad points. Running a business is at times difficult and you must be prepared for that! Remember, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Work hard and you will be rewarded!

 

🌟 In your opinion, what makes a successful franchisee?

Hard work, planning, and looking after your staff! You can’t do it alone!

 

🚀 What are your plans for the future?

More of the same really. Keep growing the business.

 

🔥 If you had to do it all again, what would you do differently?

Taken on staff sooner! It’s always tough to employ your first team member or the next one. Every time I have it gives you time to spend time growing your business. Work on your business, not in it!

It was amazing to chat with Oliver about his journey with Greensleeves, and outlining exactly what the franchise model has enabled him to do.

Oliver, is an exceptional entrepreneur and a true asset to the Greensleeves franchise network. His unwavering determination, strategic vision, and commitment to excellence have propelled him to remarkable heights, transforming a single franchise into a thriving multi-unit empire. Oliver's ability to lead and inspire his team is truly admirable, fostering a culture of camaraderie, hard work, and continuous growth.

What sets Oliver apart is his genuine passion for the business and his deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in the competitive landscape. His resilience in overcoming obstacles, coupled with his willingness to adapt and innovate, has consistently positioned him as a trailblazer in the industry.

Oliver's dedication to community involvement further exemplifies his character and values, reflecting his belief in giving back and making a positive impact. It is an honour to witness his journey and to have had the opportunity to work alongside such a driven and principled individual.

Without a doubt, Oliver Wood's achievements serve as an inspiration to aspiring franchisees and entrepreneurs alike. His story is a testament to the power of hard work, strategic planning, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. I wholeheartedly recommend Oliver as a franchisee and business leader, and I have no doubt that his future endeavors will continue to be marked by remarkable success.

For those considering joining the ranks of over 100 thriving Greensleeves franchises, Oliver's story gives us a great flavour of the possibilities that await within our network. Whether you're seeking to escape the constraints of traditional employment, embark on a new venture, or simply want to take control of your future, franchising with Greensleeves could be the answer you've been looking for.

Greensleeves Lawn Treatment Experts Testimonials
After 38 years in the corporate world, I was looking for an opportunity to run my own business. I wanted a professional company that would leave me alone to get on with it but always be there to offer advice and support when it was required. With the passion, enthusiasm and honesty of David Truby I knew that Greensleeves was a firm I could work with. I have subsequently discovered that Cheryl Harper and the support team are even more incredible and nothing is too much trouble.”
David Fortune,
Greensleeves Lawn Treatment Experts
Once I had decided to buy a franchise I was unsure which direction to take, all became clear when I met Greensleeves. The business model is solid and combined with the experience and personalities of the head office team I knew that a Greensleeves lawn treatment franchise was for me. I love being my own boss and the satisfaction I get from transforming a customer’s lawn is fantastic. The support that I have received has been second to none, it is reassuring to know that I have a team of business experts at my fingertips. ”
James Crossman,
Greensleeves Lawn Treatment Experts
The initial support and training were excellent and the ongoing support is there for you, but not invasive. In particular David Truby and Cheryl Harper, have been great and are, just as they appear to be, passionate and professional, with a desire to help you build the business and brand. It is key to have a plan and work with it, striving in both short, medium and long term goals. This business works well, but planning, marketing, work ethic and people skills are all required to drive it to maximise its opportunity.”
David Mason,
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“We found Greensleeves to be very approachable and flexible throughout the joining process. Their staff were always available to answer and deal with the many questions we had and they were and still are extremely accommodating and accessible at all times. The friendly and helpful relationship was invaluable during the early stages and has continued unchanged through our early months of operation”
John & James Bushrod,
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Opportunities available across the UK.
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Minimum Investment:
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