Gates Garden Centre in Oakham has become a member of the Tillington Group of Garden Centres, a not-for-profit association for independent centres. It brings the membership up to 11 companies in total spanning across 40 centres, with a combined turnover of £215m.
Caroline Owen, Tillington chairwoman and Scotsdales’ managing director, says: “We really are very pleased that Gates have joined us. We had been in discussions with them prior to Covid but obviously had to park those talks and so it is great that we were able to pick them back up again. They are a like-minded, family business, that we feel will really add value to the group and it was great to formally welcome them at our recent senior principals meeting.”
Gates’ managing director Nigel Gates adds: “We are really pleased to have joined Tillington, a very well-respected group within the industry. It’s fantastic to have joined them and we look forward to getting involved and visiting member centres.”