Wyevale acquires Crowders garden centre

Wyevale Garden Centres has announced that it has acquired Crowders Garden Centre, based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire. Following the acquisition, Wyevale?s estate will consist of 153 centres.

Crowders Garden Centre is a privately owned, well established horticultural business that has developed a long-standing reputation for excellence in garden retailing, and has served its customers since 1983. It also has the unique and much-loved Redwood caf? and restaurant, a community favourite offering a range of local and seasonal fresh produce as well as afternoon tea and freshly brewed coffee.

Kevin Bradshaw, Chief Executive of Wyevale Garden Centres, said: ?I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all our new colleagues at Crowders Garden Centre. I would like to take this opportunity to emphasise that, moving forward, it is very much business as usual at Crowders.

?The Crowder family has been serving the community since 1798, and so we plan to work closely with the team and the Horncastle community to decide how best to preserve the business? unparalleled history.?

He continued: ?We are thrilled that centre manager, Ken Dawson, and the team will be staying on and are committed to helping us map out the centre?s future. This acquisition fits well within our aims at WGC. It will help strengthen our national presence and build upon our commitment to providing the ?very best of local and national? in garden centre retailing.?

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