Barton Grange Group see increased sales

Barton Grange garden centres, nurseries, landscaping and hotel has seen sales rise in the year to 31 January 2016.

Barton Grange's Guy Topping
Barton Grange's Guy Topping

Turnover at the company, based north of Preston, Lancashire, was £22.54m, up from £21.92m. Operating profit was £1.88m, up from £1.67m.

Garden centre turnover was up 4.4 per cent to £14.26m.

Landscapes turnover was up eight per cent and profit 20 per cent.

Northern Liners nurseries are part-sold.

Garden Centre Plants turnover fell £227,000 as "renewed focus began to take effect".

Future developments centre around the Flower Bowl development, which includes covered crazy golf, a curling rink, 10 pin bowling, cinema screens, fish and chips and service restaurant. Planning permission is being sought to revisions to the plan. The £8m project could begin in 2017.

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