Gardening product manufacturer Stewart reports strong growth

Stewart, the British manufacturer and distributor of gardening products, catering supplies and homewares, grew by 25 per cent in the last financial year, the company reports.

Managing director Andy Burns said: "Since moving to Banbury, Stewart has truly excelled. The manufacturing capabilities at our headquarters have been instrumental in this. 2016 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for us. There are many developments that we’ve got in the pipeline."

Established over 70 years ago by WWII Spitfire pilot Charles Dugan-Chapman, Stewart is now in its third year in Banbury. The move to the purpose designed 178,000 sqft facility from Croydon, south London followed a £17 million investor buyout in 2012, supported by ECI Partners.

Stewart’s core competence is technical plastic moulding, using either a rotational process or injection moulding. The company operates through three business divisions.

The largest division is Stewart Garden, which operates in the grow-your-own category and contemporary lifestyle garden products sector. 

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