Administrators appointed to sell Whiterigg Alpines

The largest alpine grower in the UK - Whiterigg Alpines - has appointed administrators to sell the business and assets.

Paul Flint and Brian Green from KPMG Restructuring in Manchester have been appointed joint administrators of Whiterigg Alpines Limited, the Chorley-based grower and supplier of alpine rockery plants.

The business, which employs 91 people at its Lancashire base and has a turnover of circa £4.5m, is the largest alpine plant grower in the UK.

Whiterigg Alpines supplies more than 200 garden centres around the country, including Wyevale.

The business continues to trade with the existing workforce under the control of the joint administrators while a buyer is sought for the business and assets.

KPMG Manchester associate partner Paul Flint said: "As we are now entering one of the busiest parts of the year for companies in the horticulture industry, we will be working closely with the existing workforce at Whiterigg Alpines to trade the business as a going concern. We would encourage any parties who may be interested in acquiring the business and its assets to contact us as soon as possible."



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