Shipley acquisition makes it 11 centres for Hillview
Hillview Garden Centres completed the acquisition of Shipley Garden Centre, Heanor, Derbyshire from Colin Beale and family on Thursday (26th January).
Colin, along with son James, daughter Louise and son-in-law Phil have successfully operated the centre for nearly 30 years.
"It's a great centre and fits well with our existing stores," commented Boyd J Douglas- Davies, Hillview Garden Centres CEO.
"Colin, his family and team have created a thriving business which is undoubtedly the locals favourite garden centre. I'm looking forward to working with the team to help the centre develop further and benefit from the advantages of being part of a group."
Nadav Livni, Managing Director, The Hillview Group, commented: “This is an exciting new addition for Hillview Garden Centres and continues the growth path of our Group through selective acquisitions.
"I am pleased by the successful execution of our long-term strategy to establish a portfolio of “local champion” garden centres, which offer our customers a retail destination experience, with an appealing product mix and friendly knowledgeable staff.
"We continually invest to upgrade our stores and add exciting new Soft Play Barns for children with their own cafes and party rooms.
"We believe this is a unique sector that can provide a rewarding, multi-generational family experience with seasonal attractions throughout the year.”
The site will be known as Shipley Garden Store & Aquatics.
Hillview Garden Centres Ltd operates 11 Garden Centres across middle England at Billing, Burford House, Charlecote, Hilltop, Little Heath, Newton Regis, Pavilion, Scotland Nurseries, Shipley, Studley and Studley Green.
The Group started in September 2011 with the purchase of Studley Garden Centre near Redditch. It now employs over 400 people.