A new franchisee will spend a high percentage of their time seeking out new clients. As the business grows, more time will be spent on providing maintenance to existing plant schemes and on ordering, assembling and delivering plant displays to new clients. After about two years of trading, additional staff will be required. Recruitment and management of more specialist staff will be required after about five years of trading.
Start-up training lasts a week at our head office in the west country, and is followed by intensive on the job training and mentoring for six months. The support continues at a lower level once high competency rates have been achieved. We aim to train all new franchisees to NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture or equivalent. Ongoing specialist training is provided as a new franchise grows and more staff are needed.
Our franchise team offer full support.