Nurture Landscapes acquires second north of England landscape maintenance firm

Acquisition-hungry Nurture Landscapes has finalised its second north of England acquisition in six months - buying Botanical Group Services.

Image: Botanical Group Services clients include Liverpool One, St.Modwen and Eric Wright
Image: Botanical Group Services clients include Liverpool One, St.Modwen and Eric Wright

The Surrey-based landscape maintenance and winter gritting firm has improved its northern operation by the purchase of Blackburn-based Botanical, which had annual sales of £1.6m across landscape maintenance, winter gritting, interior plants and Christmas tree installation.

Clients span the corporate, education, health, retail and hotel sectors and include Liverpool One, St.Modwen and Eric Wright.

The deal follows the purchase of Heritage Landscapes in July last year.

Botanical’s 33 employees will be integrated into Nurture’s Northern operation and move five miles from Blackburn to Nurture’s Rishton office.

The move will make this Nurture’s biggest region, with annual sales of £8m, 25% of the company’s £32m turnover.

Gary Collinson, who founded Botanical in 1992, will work with Nurture as a consultant for six months to ensure a smooth handover and to guarantee clients continuity of service.

Nurture said the acquisition follows its familiar modus operandi of giving clients the benefit of a locally-employed regional team with the additional specialisms and expertise of a national contractor.

Nurture northern region Director, Nick Hills said: "I look forward to working with Gary and his colleagues and welcoming them into the Nurture family. Both companies operate in the same industry in the same region so I expect there to be a seamless integration."

Nurture managing director Peter Fane welcomed the new colleagues. "There are great opportunities within Nurture as demonstrated by Nick who joined us from our acquisition of Parkview Landscapes five years ago and is now director of our largest region," he said.


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