Garden centres see 2015 success

Latest Companies House results posted by garden centres show the success of the 2015 season.

Ruxley Manor saw turnover at £10.26m from £9.86m with profit before tax at £690,000 from £455,000. The first quarter saw footfall down 15 per cent but average transaction value stay the same. Christmas sales were up 10 per cent, food hall was up six per cent and events were up 50 per cent.

Woodthorpe Hall Garden Centres (Great British Garden Centres) has increased turnover from £23.08m to £24.35m in the year to 31 December 2015. Profit after tax rose from £1.34m to £1.67m. Gross margin rose from 25.87 per cent to 27.22 per cent. Directors expect similar similar strong sales and profitability for 2016 results. They have achieved their aim of owning 10 centres.

Westcountry Garden Centres has turned over £4.27m in the same period, according to new results, up from £4.04m, with pre-tax profit of £887,000 from £507,000.

EH Williams (Burleydam Garden Centre) saw sales at £4.036m from £4.339m for the same period with profit at £258,000 from £342,000.

The GCA said 2015 was seven per cent up overall.

HTA figures showed an increase of about eight per cent in 2015.

With most garden centres now having posted 2015 results, a fuller picture of the year is now available.


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