Barton Grange turnover up

Barton Grange Group turnover has grown 1.4 per cent to £21.9m according to its latest set of accounts, with £13.7m (up six per cent) from its garden centre at Brock, Lancashire.

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

Pre-tax profits were £1.4m for the year ending 31 January 2015, down by 6.5 per cent on a year earlier. The group includes Barton Grange Hotel, Barton Grange Garden Centre, Barton Grange Landscapes, Garden Centre Plants (GCP), Brookhouse Nurseries and Northern Liners.

Turnover was £2.9m from landscaping, £2.8m from Barton Grange hotel, and £2.5m from  nurseries.

GCP turnover was up 12 per cent, Brookhouse's was down 22 per cent and Northern Liners was flat but with a £116,000 loss and is closing after failing to find a buyer.

A new lesiure development has won planning permission alongside the garden centre site.

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