Cold snap sees garden centre chain in trouble

A GARDEN centre chain has gone into administration.

Wednesday, 4th April 2018, 7:01 am

Home & Garden is a national business that has nine sites across the country, including in Rowlands Castle and Chichester.

Adam Harris and Patrick Lannagan of Mazars LLP have been appointed as joint administrators of H & G (Retail) Limited, trading as Home & Garden, and its subsidiaries, as of March 27.

The business is based in Biggleswade, and the other garden centres are in Worcester, Nottingham, Kettering, Leighton Buzzard, Ferndown, and Willingdon.

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The administrators said they would be continuing to trade from the eight garden centres.

They said their goal was to sell the business as a going concern.

Mr Harris said: ‘The unexpected, severe weather conditions at the beginning of 2018 have materially impacted the group’s cash flow, but Home & Garden is a well-established business with historically strong margins, and would represent a good opportunity for interested parties. A sale would preserve jobs and provide the best outcome for stakeholders and creditors, and I welcome all enquiries.’