Barton Grange group sees increased profits

Lancashire's Barton Grange Group had turnover of £21.943m in the year to 31 January 2017, down from £22.54m.

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

Operating profit rose 8% to £2.01m (£1.88m). Gross profit fell to £12.93m (£13.20m). 

Directors said 2016 was a "respectable year" and that improved cost control had increased profits.

The group includes Barton Grange Hotel and Barton Grange Landscapes, as well as Garden Centre Plants, which unexpectedly lost a large customer during the year. It also includes Brookhouse nursery, which mainly supplies the Barton Grange garden centre.

Building of the £8m Flower Bowl leisure offer is underway and should open in summer 2018.


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