About Gardman Group
Gardman is a supplier of wild bird care products, tooling, lighting and gardening sundries to the garden sector. The business was founded in 1992 and supplies product, sourced mainly from overseas, to both independent garden centres and national chains.
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Latest Gardman Group News
Jan 15, 2019
Westland believes to be paying about £4m for the garden products company about an hour ago The Tyrone based horticultural company, Westland, has completed the takeover of a former English rival, garden sector supplier Gardman Group, in a multi million pound expansion that will grow its workforce to more than 800 people. Dungannon headquartered Westland Horticulture did not disclose the price it paid for the Peterborough based Gardman Group which it bought out of administration but it is estimated to have been in the region of £4 million. Gardman is one of the UK’s biggest garden products companies suppling major retailers and independent garden centres. Last March a major fire broke at its key warehouse in Daventry which put the company under significant financial pressure which resulted in administrators being appointed to the company. Gardman’s business and assets have been acquired by Westland, with financial backing from Danske Bank. The English company’s 171 employees have also transferred over to the Tyrone company. It is the Northern Ireland’s latest significant acquisition in England, in 2015 it bought over Cheshire based horticulture firm William Sinclair for an estimated £13 million also out of administration and had previously acquired Cranswick Pet Products in Driffield in a deal valued at around £18 million in 2012. Westland has become one of Europe’s fastest growing garden product companies and now has operations in Northern Ireland, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and France. Latest financial accounts show the Dungannon group reported pre-tax profits of more than £5 million and a turnover in excess of £130 million in 2017. Scott Dougherty , finance director at Westland Horticulture, believes the Gardman Group’s is “a natural fit” for the ambitious Northern Ireland organisation. “With the business having a similar customer base in the independent garden centre trade it is a logical move which will strengthen Westland Horticulture’s position in the UK, Ireland and European markets. “The Home Garden sector in a mature market but it is also a resilient market with a loyal base of customers who love their gardens.”
Gardman Group Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Gardman Group founded?
Gardman Group was founded in 1992.
Where is Gardman Group's headquarters?
Gardman Group's headquarters is located at 1st Floor, Broadoak, Peterborough.
What is Gardman Group's latest funding round?
Gardman Group's latest funding round is Asset Sale.
Who are the investors of Gardman Group?
Investors of Gardman Group include Westland Horticulture, Rutland Partners, Goldman Sachs, TPG Capital, Barclays Bank and 3 more.
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