Garden Services

Type of Franchise


Marketing Fee

2% + VAT

Franchise Fee


Management Service Fee

7% + VAT

Length of Franchise Agreement

5 Years

Reason For Sale




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Business Overview

We are delighted to offer for sale this profitable management franchise in South West Manchester.

This established business was acquired by the current franchisee in 2003. This excellent territory is still maturing and includes two prospering towns. With over 15,000 detached and 43,000 semi-detached homes in the territory. This franchise has had a presence in the area for more than 20 years and this business boasts exceptionally loyal customers. Many of whom have been customers for over 10 years.

This management business currently employs 5 members of staff. The business is run from a small office and purpose-built storage facility in the heart of the territory, meaning easy access to the surrounding territory.

Originally purchased as a resale with approximately 1000 customers, the current owner built up the customer base to circa. 3000 and then sold a section of the territory along with approximately 1000 customers. There is excellent potential for future growth from both existing and new customers.

This successful business is on the market as the current owners are planning their retirement. Providing the opportunity for a new owner to take over, build on the solid foundations and continue to grow the business.

Franchise Information

GreenThumb was the first lawn care company to operate in the UK and has led the lawn care industry for over 30 years. It is by far the most recommended lawn care service with around 220 branches across the country applying over 2 million lawn treatments each year.

As a franchisee, you benefit from an established and highly respected brand, market leading products, excellent training through the GreenThumb Academy and ongoing innovation and technical support.

GreenThumb is the largest and most recommended lawn care company in Europe.  The team behind the brand ensure that the business never stands still and strives to find new initiatives and improvements year upon year.

GreenThumb can offer its customers everything from the most simple and cost-effective lawn care treatments to comprehensive service programmes for the lawn obsessive. Direct debit programmes allow customers to spread the cost of their service whilst giving an additional year-round income and work stream for you the franchisee.

Investors in the GreenThumb brand can expect excellent returns, with re-sales of existing businesses being in great demand.  In the meantime the business model returns high profitability levels year upon year within a true management franchise format.  

This is a franchise for those looking to further develop a team, generate many new long term customers and ultimately create significant wealth.

Business Information

The current owners have succesfully run the Manchester West branch of GreenThumb since 2003. They and their team look after hundreds of lawns in Lymm, Bowden, Hale, Altrincham, Hale Barns, Sale, Timperley & Stretford. The business has experienced continuous growth alongside the rapid growth of the local residential population with thanks to the substantial property developments springing up in and around the area.

This compact, suburban territory offers huge potential for further growth and a new franchisee with drive and ambition can easily develop this business further.

This business has fantastic feedback on their website (customer service quality page); they currently boast an 89% customer satisfaction rate and 4.5 stars from 1375 ratings.

GreenThumb is expert at tackling moss using techniques such as hollow-tine aeration and scarification which, along with regular feed and weed treatments, will restore your lawn to its pristine condition. Ugly brown patches on the lawn can have a number of causes which they diagnose and treat to bring the lawn back to health. With the products that GreenThumb use, along with their prices, any competitors presence has not been felt.

This business is ripe for development. A new owner ready to implement a strong and effective marketing plan, supported by Head Office can't fail to make an impact.

Training Information

£5,150 + VAT Training fee

Interested? Contact us for further information

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