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Greensleeves Franchise

Greensleeves franchisees offer a repeat-business lawncare service to both commercial and residential clients.

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At a Glance

Established: 1998

UK Presence: Over 100 Franchisees

Average start up cost: £26,950

Min personal contribution: £9,000

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

BFA Status: Full




Franchise Info

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Invest in a franchise that is the first national lawn care franchise on the Which? Trusted Trader scheme.

For more than 23 years, Greensleeves has provided top quality lawn treatments to gardens across the country. With over 100 franchises throughout the UK, and more due to launch this year, we are going from strength to strength.

This is also due to the enormous potential within the lawn care market with the industry showing healthy growth at over 30%. With an estimated 18,000,000 lawns in the UK at present and growing, there is more than enough opportunity to establish a successful franchise in this sector. We have repeat business with over 90% of our customers and recommendations are the main source of new business for an established franchise.

The Greensleeves franchise opportunity

The typical job of a Greensleeves franchisee is to analyse, advise and treat their customers lawns, visiting at least five times per year to ensure the lawns are lush, green and healthy.

Even if you don’t have a background in lawn care or any previous experience running a business do not worry – all the support you need is at hand.

Our current franchise network members enjoy:

  • A profitable and cash generative business from month one
  • A defined postcode area
  • Fantastic business potential with an exclusive territory
  • An opportunity to develop a multiple van business
  • Significant growth potential for an enthusiastic franchise
  • High annual customer retention
  • A pleasant working environment
  • Excellent business support

Greensleeves Achieve 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award – 2nd year running!

In 2021 Greensleeves became the first franchise company in the lawn/garden sector to ever achieve the 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award; in 2022 they have done it again!

Greensleeves are also highly rated on TrustPilot.

Greensleeves franchisee treating a lawn

How we train and support you

Greensleeves franchisees receive full initial training and the ongoing back-up of a highly committed management team.

We run 8 corporate territories as our franchisees would run their businesses, so we know and understand the challenges you will face and are fully equipped to offer assistance and support.

Our in-house training and ongoing support will ensure that you are fully equipped to establish and run your business and carry out the lawn care treatments to Greensleeves high standards. The course includes an NPTC program and exam which is required by law for you to handle pesticides in a commercial situation.

customer enjoying her Greensleeves treated lawn

The Last two years have been a rollercoaster ride for most businesses, and whilst many were hit hard by the pandemic, Greensleeves' franchisees are riding the wave of a booming market with a huge increase in their revenue over the last 12 months.

In January 2021 - already a record breaking year - they took £500k across the network. This January, it was £800k – an incredible growth in revenue of 62% year-on-year.

Greensleeves has forecast a further 12.7% growth in 2022, with a further huge uptake of new customers by the end of the year.

So, why not make 2022 the year you get in on the action, and transform your life for the better with a brand that is always ahead of the game?

How much does a Greensleeves franchise cost?

Greensleeves offer an excellent franchise package which includes products, skills training, business and financial planning, accounts and marketing support.

The Greensleeves franchise package costs £26,950 + VAT

*Major banks can fund up to 50-70% of the cost, dependent upon your financial history.

Greensleeves franchisee packing equipment into his van

What do I get for my investment?

  • Launch support - A fully funded marketing launch for your lawn care business which will generate the first 100 - 200 customers as well as ongoing marketing support from our marketing partners
  • A bespoke online computer customer database - to manage and schedule your customers and Sage software to handle your business accounts
  • Equipment package - we provide all of the highest specification equipment you will need to run your business from day one
  • Initial Stock - to enable you to treat approximately the first 100 lawns you receive
  • Vehicle - on a lease contract.
  • Greensleeves Lawn Care uniform and personal protective equipment
  • Excellent initial lawn manager training at our academy with formal NPTC qualifications
  • Access to the best products available in the industry
  • FREEPHONE telephone line for marketing and customer enquiries
  • Personalised website and access to our marketing partners for marketing assistance and support
  • Capital growth potential in an expanding market with little competition

What do Greensleeves look for in a franchisee?

An absolute commitment to customer service is the most important skill you will possess.

It is important to us that you have the appetite to grow a business to its full potential and maintain the high levels of customer service that we currently provide to our many thousands of existing customers.

You will be somebody who is not work shy and take on the challenges that running your own franchise business brings. Franchisees need to be able to manage a daily routine that requires a degree of semi-physical activity. You need to be flexible and self-motivated; very few business opportunities offer success without hard work, commitment and long and often unsocial hours.

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it, below are a selection of testimonials from some of our franchisees. They were once in exactly the same position as you are now and will be happy to speak to you about their experience of launching and running a Greensleeves franchise.

Greensleeves Franchisee Testimonials

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Greensleeves Franchise Resales

Case Studies

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Case Study
Six months on as a franchisee - Neil Grainger's franchise journey

Greensleeves’ 100th Franchisee Neil Grainger has just completed his first six months with the lawncare company. Since investing with the franchise and launching in the fabulous coastal town of Bournemouth, Neil’s business has gone from strength to strength and is already treating the lawns of 132 customers.

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Interview with Jim Stewart of Greensleeves Lawn Care, Aberdeenshire

Jim Stewart of Greensleeves Aberdeen has been enjoying running his lawn care franchise since 2011. Originally from an executive background within the electronics industry when Jim found himself facing redundancy he chose to embrace the opportunity and purchase a Greensleeves lawn treatment franchise. Jim now enjoys running his business whilst working in the outdoors and is extremely proud of the success he has achieved so far.

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Interview with Karl Temata of Greensleeves, Maidenhead

Karl Temata owns and operates the Maidenhead franchise of Greensleeves Lawn Care. Karl joined the company in 2014 when he discovered the opportunity whilst looking for a new direction following a successful career playing Professional Rugby league. Karl has a degree in horticulture and was attracted to opportunities that would allow him to work outdoors.

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Interview

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Franchisor Interview
Exclusive interview with David Truby, Managing Director of Greensleeves Lawn Care

In this exclusive interview with whichfranchise, David Truby, Managing Director of Greensleeves, talks to us about joining Greensleeves and helping it expand through franchising. He also discusses how Greensleeves differentiates themselves from the competition and why investing in finding good franchisees is the key to having a successful franchise.

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News

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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. Held on the pristine grass of Wimbledon’s Centre Court, it was the perfect venue to celebrate and share the successes and achievements of the past two years and discuss future opportunities and growth for the lawn care franchise.

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News
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. Taking on an outdoor franchise allows people to start their own ‘non-office business’ far away from a desk or computer. David Truby, the MD of Greensleeves, believes that if you are someone that wants a complete career change, investing in an outdoor franchise could be the perfect solution for you.

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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. The franchise, which has more than 108 franchises throughout the UK, has now increased its presence north of the border opening businesses in Clyde Coast and West Lothian to meet growing demand for its services.  

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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.

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WorkBuzz announce a consecutive 5-star rating for horticultural franchise

This month, Greensleeves franchisees took part in an independent survey assessing the franchise brand this year. WorkBuzz, who has been gathering objective feedback from franchisees across 200+ brands since 2011 for their Franchisee Satisfaction Benchmark Survey, announced that Greensleeves had received 5-star levels of franchisee satisfaction status for a consecutive year.

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News
How to form the perfect franchisor-franchisee relationship

The franchisor-franchisee relationship is often compared to marriage. And, as with any good marriage, the franchisor-franchisee dynamic should be built on trust, open communication and mutual respect from both parties to be successful. David Truby, the Managing Director of Greensleeves, has a wealth of experience both as a franchisee and franchisor. He gives his advice on forming the perfect franchisor-franchisee relationship.

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