Green-tech celebrates 20th year in business and growth to £9 million turnover

Landscape and wholesale garden supplier Green-tech has grown from an initial £200 investment to a £9 million plus turnover as it celebrates 20 years in business this month.

The Green-tech team celebrate 20 years in business
The Green-tech team celebrate 20 years in business
Established by Richard and Rachel Kay in 1994 with a second hand van, £200 and an office in their house, Green-tech now employs 43 people, sells over 6,000 products and operates out of a 30,000 sq ft warehouse and office building.

Chairman Richard Kay said: "We are incredibly proud of all that we have achieved over the last 20 years. We’ve had highs and lows but we have a great team behind us and business is booming so we have a lot to be thankful for."

Managing director Rachel Kay said the partners had worked hard over the years to offer a wide range of products, quickly and as promised at the York-based company.

We’ve built great relationships in the industry with customers and suppliers alike and this keeps us at the forefront of change. We know what the challenges, needs and expectations of the industry are and I think this has helped us stay ahead of our competitors, that and the fact that are prices are keen and we just do the all the simple things well."

The Kays plan to develop the company’s Green-tree topsoil business in the south of England next year and are scoping out new markets for Green-tech’s recently-acquired John Chambers Wildflower Seed arm.

Green-tech has started celebrations with team social events, a joint open day with Johnsons of Whixley and the publication of a 20-page anniversary supplement that provides an in-depth look at their brands, products and people.  For a copy email .


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