Caulders buys two garden centres from Dobbies

by | Feb 12, 2019 | Business, Chains, Independents, News | 0 comments

Family-owned Caulders has expanded its business by buying two garden centres from Dobbies.
The company adds the Kinross and Cumbernauld outlets to its five garden centres across central Scotland.
The two acquisitions were among Dobbies’ smaller properties. The larger firm said the sale was in line with its strategy of building a “destination garden centre business”.
All 43 staff at Kinross and Cumbernauld will transfer.
Dobbies CEO Graeme Jenkins said: ?We’re pleased to have agreed the sale of our two smallest centres.
“We would like to thank our fantastic colleagues at these centres. We wish them well for the next stage of their career under Caulders? ownership.
?The sale of these two centres is in line with Dobbies? wider growth and expansion strategy. We’re focusing on growing our stall with larger destination garden centres.?
Caulders MD Colin Barrie said: ?We are looking forward to welcoming our new team members to the Caulders family. And to working with them to develop these fantastic garden centres over the years to come.
?They are superb teams who have created successful garden centres for their communities. The centres are a great fit for us and a welcome addition to our family business.?
The sale will complete this month, with the centres reopening as Caulders Garden Centres soon.

more latest news ➡

GCA Barometer of Trade figures 'very good'

March BoT figures show a ‘very strong month’ says GCA

The Barometer of Trade (BoT) figures from the Garden Centre Association (GCA) for March 2024 have been revealed and are ‘very strong’ when compared with the same month last year. According to data submitted by the organisation’s member garden centres, none of the...

Rajesh Gupta joins DObbies

Dobbies Garden Centres appoints Rajesh Gupta

Dobbies further strengthens its senior leadership team with the appointment of Rajesh Gupta as Strategy and Business Development Director. Rajesh qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has 20 years’ experience in retail working in strategy, business...

Marcus Eyles leaves Dobbies

Marcus Eyles departs Dobbies after seven years

Marcus Eyles has decided to move on from his role as Horticulture Director at Dobbies to pursue a new chapter in his illustrious 40-year career. Marcus joined Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, in 2017 as Head of Online, before progressing to...

One4all and Dobbies enters partnership

Dobbies partners with One4all gift cards

One4all Gift Cards, is excited to announce its partnership with Dobbies Garden Centres, the UK’s largest garden centre retailer with 77 stores nationwide and nearly 160 years of expertise. Dobbies Garden Centres champion garden living all-year-round offering...

Ben Harrison announced as GCA chairman elect

GCA announces Chairman Elect for 2024/2025

The GCA has announced its Chairman Elect for 2024/25. Ben Harrison, who is Operations Director of Haskins Garden Centres, is stepping into the role and will become Chairman at the GCA’s annual conference in January 2026. Ben says: “I’m delighted to be taking on...

Notcutts celebrates at annual awards

Notcutts annual awards highlights team success

The family-owned garden centre group, Notcutts, gathered at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth on March 14th to celebrate the successes of its colleagues across all 19 garden centres nationwide. The event, attended by over 140 colleagues, family members and...

Read GCR's latest edition!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word


Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This