Local lawn care business wins top franchise award

A father and son lawn care business in South Bedfordshire, has been presented the Franchisee of the Year award at a national franchise conference, after only launching their business four years ago.

TruGreen South Bedfordshire, a franchise of ServiceMaster Limited, which celebrates its 55th year in business in 2014, picked up the Franchisee of the Year award at the ServiceMaster Limited 2014 national conference, held in Leicester. The award is the most prestigious within the TruGreen network, which operates professional lawn care services across the UK.

Les Graves, director of TruGreen South Bedfordshire said: “This award means a lot to us personally as its recognition for all the hard work that has gone into making our business a success. We always put our customers first and have found referrals play a big part in building a successful operation. We want to invest back into the area and have plan to take on more local staff in 2015.”

ServiceMaster Limited’s managing director, Alan Lewin added: “TruGreen South Bedfordshire has worked hard to achieve its award and has displayed the highest achievement within the TruGreen network. Les and his son Stephen have shown superb results and they are a real asset to the ServiceMaster Limited franchise network.”

TruGreen South Bedfordshire was set up by Les and Stephen Graves in 2010 and has built up a large customer base in Luton, Dunstable and the surrounding villages. The company offers all types of lawn care services to help customers achieve, healthy, green lawns.