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Westland buys out ailing Gardman Group


‘Business as usual’ says Westland managing director

Leading gardening sundries firm Gardman Group, which had gone into administration, has been bought out by Westland Horticulture.

The buy-out has taken Gardman immediately taken out of administration.

The purchase includes all trading assets, stock, infrastructure and Gardman brands, which include Cole and Bright, Grow It, Moulton Mill and Gardman Wild bird care.

The priority will be to work with customers to provide as much continuity as possible and ensure a smooth transition over the coming weeks.

The growth of wildlife care, the increased interest in the outdoor space and the chance to re-energise propagation and growing were factors in buying the business.

Westland‘Gardman is a strong business’

Edward Conroy, Westland managing director, said: “We have always believed that Gardman is an important part of the gardening landscape, and we are committed to maintaining this for the long term.

“Gardman is fundamentally a strong business with good products. Our focus is to work together with all customers to make the transition simple and clear to all.

“It is imperative that in the coming days we keep our lines of communication open with customers and stakeholders alike.

“Westland is focused on delivering a strong future for Gardman categories which can only thrive from being part of the Westland family. For now, it’s very much business as usual for all concerned.”

For more information about Westland, visit www.gardenhealth.com.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.


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