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To people in Bromsgrove and beyond, the name “Frank Hedges” is synonymous with tradition, family values and excellent customer care.

Now trading as an independent company – Frank Hedges Groundcare Ltd – the garden machinery firm was founded in 1876 and is still run by the Hedges family, now in its fourth generation.

Based in Sanders Road in the centre of town, it’s a real treasure-trove of garden machinery, offering everything from chainsaws, hedge-cutters and strimmers to garden vacuums, shredders and various tools.

All leading makes of lawnmower are sold, serviced and repaired, with new machines supplied fully assembled including oil and petrol – and there’s also a popular sharpening service for chainsaws and shears.

Spare parts are available for a huge range of machinery, so clients can find everything they need to work on their equipment at home or ask the staff to carry out running repairs.

All budgets are catered for, and the firm’s many long-standing customers know that they will also find expert advice plus an after-care and repairs service that’s second to none.

Unsurprisingly for a business that’s so dedicated to customer service, Frank Hedges also offers a collection and delivery service.

The company is also committed to looking after its staff, who are made to feel part of the family.

Two employees originally came to Frank Hedges on work placements arranged by local charity the Where Next Association, which enables people with learning difficulties to learn new skills in a real working environment. 

“Two of the lads from Where Next have been trained up to become permanent part-time employees, and we’re really happy with them – they are always so keen to come to work!”  says manager Lee Hedges, great-grandson of founder Frank.

Happy staff means happy customers – and Frank Hedges has earned plenty of those in its 137-year history!

Frank Hedges
Groundcare Ltd

11 Sanders Road, Bromsgrove B61 7DG

Tel: 01527 831047


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