Why I dropped out of uni to cut grass

Our grass-cutting experts are dedicated to the cause; if you were offered the chance to get an economics degree or to become a professional grass-cutter, what would you pick? It was an easy choice for our co-founder, Rob, who of course went with the grass-cutting.

Our professional grass-cutters have years of experience when it comes to making sure you have a beautifully cut lawn; the MegaMow co-founder, Rob, who at the tender age of 19 went off to study economics at the University of Cardiff, decided that the world of finances wasn’t for him: “I studied economics, business and psychology at A-Levels, and then did economics at uni in Cardiff. I didn’t really love university, I liked using my head but I wanted to get my hands dirty. I didn’t have intentions to necessarily become an economist – I was never thinking about sitting behind a desk, I liked to get out and do things.

“I dropped out of university to get involved with the grass cutting company I’d worked with on my gap year. They were a franchise-based operation and the guy who employed me had become the franchisor, that means he was in charge of pushing franchise sales, as well as managing and running his area. I knew his area inside out and could see where it was going, and at the age of 21 I said to him, ‘You can do this, but not without my help!’. I gave him the peace of mind to crack on with franchise sales, while I dealt with the business operations – which I knew inside out, so I became part of the management.”

It may have been a bold claim by a 21-year-old, but he was right: by the time Rob left the business, they’d expanded from 10 franchises to 40, with the company being bought up by a larger domestic cleaning company.  Getting his hands dirty by applied business development – rather than sitting in a lecture theatre – was the right route for Rob.  After all, if he’d stayed at university, MegaMow may never have come to be!

Becoming a manager of a firm at such a young age is a testament to our co-founder’s drive to build successful businesses. Lawn mowing runs in our veins, which means that when it comes to our customers, you get the absolute best service.

MegaMow – a modern grass-cutting service for modern, busy people.

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The MegaMow grass cutting service is currently available in Tunbridge Wells, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead, Reigate, Horsham, Uckfield, Crowborough, Red hill, Ashtead and Epsom