Bedding grower Porters goes into administration

Southport bedding grower Porters Horticultural has gone into administration.

The company was placed in the hands of administrators Gary Corbett and Darren Brookes of Milner Boardman and Partners in Cheshire on 16 November.

The company spans three sites and has 14 acres of glass, with technology including computerised climate control and transplanting machines.

Porters was founded in 1984 as Porters Fuchsias, supplying only fuchsias to growers, and has since expanded its operations to produce many varieties of pack bedding, pot bedding (including Surfinia) and hanging baskets.

Its customer base also altered, becoming tailored to the needs of large national retail outlets such as Morrisons.


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