Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) has announced the sale of six centres to Blue Diamond Garden Centres. This follows the sale of eight centres to the garden centre operator in July 2018 and one in August 2018.
The deal, expected to complete in mid-September, increases Blue Diamond’s portfolio to 36 centres. It comprises the WGC sites at Blooms Worcester, Canterbury Chartham, Hereford, Lower Morden, Rake and Tunbridge Wells. All will continue to operate as garden centres.
Anthony Jones, chief operating officer of Wyevale Garden Centres, said: Alan [Roper, managing director of Blue Diamond] and the team’s decision to take on six more sites is testament to both the strength of our garden centres, and the level of trust and confidence that has developed between the WGC and Blue Diamond teams through this sale process. I would like to say a big thank you to colleagues across these six centres for their passion, expertise and hard work and wish them the very best for the future under new ownership.”
Alan said: “I went back to WGC to look for only a couple more centres and came out with six! Geographically, all the centres are a perfect fit and enable us to deliver our full Blue Diamond proposition. We look forward to working with our new colleagues across the centres and welcoming them into the Blue Diamond family.
“I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Anthony and the team at WGC who during all acquisitions have been supportive, thoughtful and professional throughout.”