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Squires grow to 16 centres with purchase of Heathlands from Wyevale

Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) have announced that Heathlands Garden Centre at Wokingham has been sold to Squires Garden Centres


The sale is expected to complete by early August, with WGC continuing to operate the centre until this date.


Anthony Jones, Chief Operating Officer at WGC, said: "We are delighted to have sold Heathlands Centre to a highly respected operator, and that it will continue to be run as a garden centre. I would like to take the opportunity to thank our colleagues at Heathlands who have been so instrumental in making it the brilliant operation it is today and wish them all the best under new ownership.”


Sarah Squire, Squires Chairman, said “We are delighted to welcome Heathlands to Squire’s Garden Centres. As a family business, firmly rooted in south-west London and nearby home counties, Heathlands is an excellent addition to our group. The centre brings us to 16 sites in all. We look forward to working with the team at the centre and really getting to know and understand the local community.”


As a result of this acqusition Squires move to seventh, equal with Hilliers, in the ranking of garden centre groups by number of centres.


Leading Garden Centre Groups by number of outlets
Jul-19 Jun-18 Group Outlets change since June 18
1 2 Dobbies 69 35
2 1 Wyevale Garden Centres 42 -103
3 4= Blue Diamond 30 9
4 8= British Garden Centres 24 14
5 3 Klondyke 22 0
6 4= Notcutts 18 0
 7= 7 Hilliers 16 4
 7= 6 Squires 16 1
9 8= Cherry Lane 14 2
10 8= Hillview 8 -3
Source GTN - updated 09-7-19, includes transactions in progress    
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