David Austin Roses' sales improve

Rose grower David Austin saw sales rise from £15.3m to £15.6m in recently published accounts for the year to 31 July 2015.


Profit before tax was £3.98m, up from £2.78m.

Margin was up from 58.4 per cent to 61.6 per cent.

The annual accounts of the main supplier of roses to garden centres said: "The group’s markets remain competitive but the directors continue to anticipate that strong branding together with targeted promotion strategies will facilitate growth in 2016 and subsequent years."

R&D expenditure was £758,000.

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