Owner Malcolm Scotts said Malcolm Scott Consultants are "pleased to announce an exciting new chapter in their 30 year successful involvement in helping to shape the garden centre industry".
He said the industry has "changed enormously with the growth of large destination centres, the rise of corporate chains of centres and the huge growth in the range of products retailed and the leisure services now on offer".
Scott added: "As garden centres are getting bigger and increasingly more valuable in asset value as well as complex in terms of meeting particularly planning legislation the need to be able to offer innovative planning and development advice which reflects best thinking in the wider retail and leisure world combined with the specialist knowledge of the operations of garden centres becomes more apparent."
He said the move "will enable us to continue to offer our unique individual advice and planning professionalism to clients but add those additional inputs where required of expertise in introducing high covenant strength retail concessions, sale and lease back expertise, and with an enhanced planning team offering more potential for unlocking Garden Centre sites for housing, retail or leisure developments".
He added: "I look forward to the future with great enthusiasm. The new team is even stronger with experience in depth of retail, commercial and property advice. Perfectly matched to add to our well known Garden Centre Consultancy. We will continue to serve large and small clients to the very best of our ability".
See more in HW 20 May issue.