As winners of the Business of the Year Award, Barton Grange was recognised as a business that has defied economic pessimism to display entrepreneurial ambition, sharp market focus, strong financial performance and a positive commitment to its customers.
As well as its two garden centres at Brock, near Preston, and Bolton, the Barton Grange Group has the Barton Grange Hotel, Barton Grange Landscapes, three plant nurseries and Barton Grange Marina. The group employs over 600 staff, full and part-time, across the different companies.
Barton Grange Chairman, Eddie Topping, collected the award at the ceremony which took place at Ribby Hall in Wrea Green. He attended the event with his three sons, Peter, Ian and Guy Topping, who run the different companies within the group.