Derived from the term ‘Jack of all trades
’ and shares the same meaning. It is a reference to Jim Penman, of Jim's Group, whose Australian mowing business (Jim’s Mowing) transformed into several other maintenance trades which each franchise is commonly branded with ‘Jim's’ and then the trade.
At present Jim's Group is the second largest business in Australia and has expanded into Britain, it includes: Jim’s Mowing, Jim's Antennas, Jim's Bookkeeping, Jim's Building Maintenance, Jim's Computer Services, Jim's Dog Wash, Jim's Painting and Jim's Roofing.
Julie: Jack is great; he cut my grass, fixed my computer, fixed the roof, he even fixed my television reception while he was up there.
Holly: Really? What does he do for work?
Julie: Nothing amazing.
Holly: Hmm, he's a Jim of all trades.