The new owners of Wold View Garden Centre are to rename the Lincolnshire store Horncastle Garden Centre following the announcement of its purchase from Wyevale last Tuesday.
In a statement to GTN Xtra they said: “The independent family owned and run British Garden Centres are proud to announce the joining of Wold View Garden Centre (formerly Crowders) to the BGC family, making this their 11th centre.
“The centre will be renamed ‘Horncastle Garden Centre’ and owners Charles, Robert and Phillippa Stubbs, and all of the team are looking forward to working with this new centre in their home county of Lincolnshire.
“This acquisition will ensure the continuing development of the garden centre – intergrating the strategies and policies that have helped to make British Garden Garden Centres a success.”
Last week Wyevale Garden Centres also announced the sale of Wellingborough to Higgins Landscape and Garden Centres Limited (part of Higgins Building Supplies Limited.
Roger Mclaughlan, Chief Executive of WGC, said: “We are pleased to have agreed the sale of a further two centres. We would like to thank our great colleagues at these centres, who have been central to our turnaround in the past few years, and wish them well for the next stage of their growth and development under new ownership.”
The sales are expected to complete during December.
Anthony Jones, Chief Financial Officer of WGC, said: “Since the launch of the sale process in May we have now sold 37 ‘non-core’ centres and are currently evaluating a wide range of competitive offers from the group buyers, regional operators and local entrepreneurs. We look forward to further positive discussions with all potential buyers.”