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CONSUMER PRODUCTS & SERVICES | Household / Tools, Lawn & Garden
gardman.co.uk

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Founded Year

1992

Stage

Asset Sale | AssetsPurchased

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.

Gardman Group Headquarter Location

1st Floor, Broadoak Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate

Peterborough, PE2 6YS,

United Kingdom

Latest Gardman Group News

Tyrone horticultural group Westland completes Gardman deal

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.”

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