QD Stores acquires Nottinghamshire garden centre

QD Stores has further expanded its Cherry Lane Garden Centre portfolio with the acquisition of Bradmore Garden Centre in Nottinghamshire.

Bradmore Garden Centre (image: QD Stores)
Bradmore Garden Centre (image: QD Stores)
Opened in 1989, Bradmore offers a broad range of products and services spanning plants, shrubs and trees to furniture, giftware, machinery, landscaping and an aquatic centre.

The centre, whose staff of 20 will be employed by the new owners, continues to trade and will re-launch in Easter 2013 on completion of a major redevelopment programme including enhanced parking facilities and a new family restaurant.

QD Stores group managing director Justin Farrington Smith said: "Bradmore is a great looking site with an established customer base which we now aim to broaden with a revised offer that’s going to make it easier to shop for the full range of Cherry Lane products."

He added: "Our strategy is to develop our garden centre business both organically and through acquisition and we always welcome approaches from successful businesses looking to exit the market."

Norwich-based QD Group owns 40 retail outlets under the QD, Lathams of Potter Heigham and Cherry Lane brands, extending from eastern England and the Home Counties north to Doncaster and west to Wrexham.

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