Two garden centres have joined seven others as part of the Great Western Buying Group this month.
Caerphilly Garden Centre in south Glamorgan and Sunnydale Garden Centre in Cwmbran have joined the group, which includes garden centres from Gloucester and the south west.
Steve Searle, store manager at Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre in Somerset, which is part of the group, said: ?The group has been working together for more than 15 years and has built good relationships with the best suppliers in the garden industry. We felt it was the right time to increase our presence in other parts of the country and we?re thrilled to have Caerphilly Garden Centre and Sunnydale Garden Centre come on board.?
The Great Western Buying Group is a group of garden centres who join together to share best practice in buying and marketing. The group is made up of independent family-run garden centres and is currently looking for new members to join.
Phil Taylor, managing director of Caerphilly Garden Centre and Sunnydale Garden Centre, commented: ?We are very pleased to have become part of such a prestigious and well-organised buying group. It is an exciting time for us, the group and suppliers alike, providing us all with real potential to do more business and build on and develop exciting and new relationships.?