Hillier garden centres helps annual sales rise

Hillier Nurseries has reported on its results in the year to 31 August 2015, with an increase of 4.45 per cent in sales to £28.391m from £27.180m.

The business operates through three trading divisions – 12 garden centres, wholesale nursery and amenity trees.

Secretary Michael Perrett said: "This year the company has benefitted from the results of the first phase of an investment project to refurbish and upgrade all of our garden centres. By the end of August 2015 we had completed the refurbishment of nine of our centres which has already resulted ion a significant increases in the sales and profitability of those centres. The process is set to continue into the new financial year and based on the results so far the returns look exciting."

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