Growing up on a large farm in New Zealand gave me a love for the outdoors, however somehow I managed to end up working in Hospitality.
After spending 20 years working in Hotels working long unpredictable hours making the company lots of money I decided that it’s time to do what is best for me and my family both financially and for a better work life balance.
I stumbled across Clean Cut Franchise by mistake and after some web stalking decided to make the call and after speaking to Simon for 10 mins I was hooked, since then the support, guidance and training matches some of the multinational companies I have worked for yet with the personal approach makes it even better. It is a big step joining a franchise and I was nervous! But I was guided and coached all the way, and now I’m living the dream earning more money working less hours and seeing my family more than I ever could have previously dreamed of. I am looking forward to the next 12 months as they are sure to be even better.
I was born in South Africa, my parents moved to the then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) when I was very young, and this is where I grew up and was educated.
I have always had a love of the outdoors and achieved a diploma in agriculture.
However fate led me back to South Africa and somehow into the steel industry where I remained for the past 35 years. When I moved back to the U.K. I sought a new challenge. Having looked at several franchises over the past year it was the Clean Cut opportunity that really interested me, not only because it gives me the opportunity to work outdoors once again but because I found it to be a very professional operation.
From being provided with top of the range equipment, excellent marketing strategies and even a dedicated call centre. I feel that I will be able to and look forward to making a very successful business in the Oxfordshire area over the next few years.
I first looked at the Clean Cut Franchise opportunity in 2014 but was not ready to make the investment and decided not to move forward. Four years later, I decided to watch the latest Clean Cut webinar and was reminded of what a great opportunity it was and was impressed by the success stories of the existing franchisees.
I booked into see Simon and Gary and was once again made to feel welcome and was impressed by the sincerity from them both and the obvious desire they both had to ensure my success.
It’s lovely to be working in an environment where they care as much about my success as I do, and even though I am making an investment it does not feel like a risk at all.
Whats more having met some of the other franchisees it is obvious they are all successful and growing fantastic businesses.
For the last four years I have been working 14 hour days on a country estate rain or shine for significantly less money than I am going to earn with Clean Cut. So, the prospect of working fewer hours and having more time to spend with my family is very exciting.
If only I had said yes four years ago!!!
Born in Zimbabwe I have always loved the outdoors and have a big passion for wildlife.
Since coming to the UK with my English mother for political reasons I found myself working nights at a hotel just to pay the bills. It was terrible!
I was earning very little money and had no time for my wife or children as I was asleep whilst they were awake. I had to make a change.
It was then that I found the Clean Cut model and it was like love at first sight! It is a business that combines my love of the outdoors with my desire to earn good money and spend more time with my family perfectly.
In addition Simon, Gary, Dave, Craig and the team are all lovely people and it is pleasure to work with them and indeed all of the other Clean Cut franchisees, I feel like I have been adopted by one big happy successful family and its great.
In my first week I made more money than I did in a month at the hotel!
If you are looking for a life changing opportunity look no further Clean Cut really is a good as it sounds!
I’d spent the last 10 years working in a job which I found more and more depressing every day, working until midnight and starting at 4am just wasn’t working for me or my family anymore. The money wasn’t great either.
I was made aware of Simon Studd and clean cut gardening by a friend so thought I’d find out a little more. I was obviously sceptical about handing over a large amount of money, as anyone would be, but a few meetings down the line and a chat with the existing franchisee’s soon put my mind at ease. Being that I always wanted to be successfully self employed, and my love for gardening I signed on the dotted line. I am already well on the way to exceeding my previous wage and am sure to increase that dramatically over the next few years. I also have the quality of life I’ve missed for so many years and look forward to many more and the running and development of my own successful business.
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