March 3rd, 2020.

With over three decades of working in the horticulture sector, Seaford based Dan Lillywhite has replanted his roots for the second time by buying a Countrywide Grounds Maintenance franchise business, covering Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and its surrounds.

Building a new depot in Seaford, Dan has now taken over the reins of the East Sussex franchise with a team of groundsmen, three branded Countrywide vans and a range of equipment and machinery. The business will continue to offer a range of services from grass cutting, shrubbery and gutter clearance to landscaping, line marking and winter gritting for businesses, schools, hospitals and facilities management companies.

Dan began his love of the outdoors and grounds maintenance when he was just 16 years old, going on to study horticulture at college. His career path started at Countrywide as an apprentice in 1990, which then led on to Dan eventually buying equity in his first franchise in 2001. Four years later, Dan took the leap to buy the franchise out and achieved great success with his wife for the next 11 years.

Deciding to sell his franchise in 2017, Dan pursued his dream of restoring old classic cars, but soon realised he missed the world of grounds maintenance and the challenge and motivation of building a business. Dan was in the right place at the right time when Countrywide East Sussex became available and the business was a perfect match in terms of location and size.

For further information about Countryide and the services it offers, visit www.countrywidegrounds.com/east-sussex or telephone 01323 896478.
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