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Cherry Lane acquires Nottingham garden centre

QD Stores has further expanded its Cherry Lane Garden Centre portfolio with the acquisition of Bradmore Garden Centre in Nottinghamshire.

Opened in 1989, Bradmore offers a broad range of products and services spanning plants, shrubs and trees to furniture, giftware, machinery, landscaping and an aquatic centre.

The centre, whose staff of 20 will be employed by the new owners, continues to trade and will re-launch in Easter 2013 on completion of a major redevelopment programme including enhanced parking facilities and a new family restaurant.

“Bradmore is a great looking site with an established customer case which we now aim to broaden with a revised offer that’s going to make it easier to shop for the full range of Cherry Lane products,” says QD Stores group managing director Justin Farrington Smith.

“The site complements a wonderful portfolio and is an exciting first acquisition of the year for us,” he adds.

“Our strategy is to develop our garden centre business both organically and through acquisition and we always welcome approaches from successful businesses looking to exit the market.”

Norwich-based QD Group owns 40 retail outlets under the QD, Lathams of Potter Heigham and Cherry Lane brands, extending from the eastern England and Home Counties north to Doncaster and west to Wrexham.

In addition to Bradmore, Cherry Lane Garden Centres trade at Long Melford and Pulham Market in Suffolk, Fritton in Norfolk, Towcester in Northamptonshire, Beverley in Yorkshire, Cromford in Derbyshire, Braintree in Essex, and Tickhill in South Yorkshire.

About Cherry Lane Garden Centres:

Cherry Lane Garden Centres represent a new direction for specialist horticultural and leisure retailing. As part of the QD Group, the garden centres are committed to offering unbeatable value across all product lines. Expert staff and buyers ensure that quality and stock throughout the year is consistently high. As well as a huge selection of plants, trees and shrubs, Cherry Lane Garden Centres stock extensive ranges of stylish garden furniture, quality gardening clothing and footwear, must-have gardening accessories, a wide selection of sheds and ornamental statues and gardenware. The specialist Cherry Lane Aquatic Centre at South View, Fritton near Great Yarmouth, stocks a large range of fish, as well as indoor and outdoor aquatic accessories. The latter can also be found at the Pulham Market branch of Cherry Lane near Diss.

Source : Cherry Lane Garden Centres

31 January 2013
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