Perrywood Sudbury celebrates first birthday

by | Sep 27, 2019 | Independents, News | 0 comments

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A garden centre saved from uncertainty last year is celebrating its first anniversary. Perrywood Sudbury, purchased from Wyevale by Perrywood Garden Centre, had its first day of trading on 25 September 2018.

Since Perrywood took over, they’ve created 13 more jobs. They’ve also increased contractual hours for nine of the ex-Wyevale team. There are now 34 employees in total.
 
During the last year the team has turned the centre around. It has focused on improving the offering and bringing a Perrywood feel to the store. There’s ‘how-to’ leaflets, houseplants at the front of the store and more stock.
 
They invested more than £100k in a new kitchen and coffee shop. The centre reopened as a destination for customers looking for home-cooked food and Perrywood’s famous scones.
 
To help celebrate, staff will be hosting a week of in-store promotions and social media competitions. .
 
Simon Bourne, Retail Director at Perrywood, says: “We’re delighted to be celebrating our first year in Sudbury.
 
“The community has been so welcoming to us and has supported us since we took over. We have some regular and very loyal customers so we want to see as many as possible in store to help us celebrate.
 
“The high street is not an easy environment for retailers at the moment. But our fabulous staff, quality plants and visual merchandising, have helped buck the trend.”
 
Perrywood has more than 30 years’ experience running its award-winning Tiptree garden centre. It which comprises of a plant production nursery, gift and home shop and 260-seater coffee shop and restaurant.
 
As a £10m turnover business, the company employs 164 staff. It’s ranked at number three in the GCA league table of UK garden centres.

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