Stewart's sees turnover rise

D Stewart & Son, which has garden centres in Christchurch and Broomhill in Dorset, has seen turnover rise to £10.96m in the year to 31 January 2016.

Turnover was up from £10.51m, with operating profit up to £545,000 from £431,000.

Christchurch sales were up four per cent and Broomhill was up seven per cent.

There was improved gross margin and total return on sales for the year was 5.3 per cent, up from 4.3 per cent.

Stewarts appointed three new directors including Terry Head in February 2016.

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