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Blue Diamond Acquisition of Bridgemere Garden Centre

Blue Diamond Acquisition of Bridgemere Garden Centre

The Blue Diamond Group is pleased to announce that we have acquired Bridgemere Garden Centre from Wyevale Garden Centres bringing our group to a total of 37 garden centres across the UK and Channel Islands. The acquisition includes the freehold purchase of Wyevale Nurseries.

Alan Roper, Managing Director of Blue Diamond, said: "I am personally pleased to be acquiring Bridgemere garden centre and nurseries which I have known since the 1980’s. As a horticulturalist I look forward to restoring its original virtues. The onsite gardens are a treasure trove. We will be utilising the growing nursery to its fullest supplying both Bridgemere and the wider group with lesser known hardy plant species."

Our 2019 acquisitions from Wyevale are now:

  • Tunbridge Wells Garden Centre, Eridge Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8HR
  • Lower Morden Garden Centre, Lower Morden Lane, Morden, SM4 4SJ
  • Rake Garden Centre, London Road, Rake, Lis, West Sussex, GU33 7JH
  • Worcester Garden Centre, Droitwich Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3 7SW
  • Hereford Garden Centre (Kings Acre), Kings Acre Road, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0SE
  • Canterbury Chartham Garden Centre, Stour Valley Industrial Estate, Ashford Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7HF
  • Bridgemere Garden Centre, Nantwich, CW5 7QB

We look forward to working with our new colleagues in the garden centre and nursery and welcoming them into the Blue Diamond Group.

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Blue Diamond Acquire a further 6 Former Wyevale Garden Centres

Blue Diamond acquire a further 6 Former Wyevale Garden Centres

The Blue Diamond Group is pleased to announce that we have acquired a further 6 garden centres from Wyevale Garden Centres bringing our group to a total of 36 garden centres across the UK and the Channel Islands.

The garden centres that we have acquired are as follows:

  • Tunbridge Wells Garden Centre, Eridge Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8HR
  • Lower Morden Garden Centre, Lower Morden Lane, Morden, SM4 4SJ
  • Rake Garden Centre, London Road, Rake, Lis, West Sussex, GU33 7JH
  • Worcester Garden Centre, Droitwich Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3 7SW
  • Hereford Garden Centre (Kings Acre), Kings Acre Road, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0SE
  • Canterbury Chartham Garden Centre, Stour Valley Industrial Estate, Ashford Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7HF

Alan Roper, Managing Director of Blue Diamond, said: “I went back to Wyevale Garden Centres 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 Wyevale Garden Centres who during all acquisitions have been supportive, thoughtful and professional throughout.”

Blue Diamond will make further announcements in due course.

All press enquiries to info@bluediamond.gg

Trading Statement for the Year Ended 31st December 2018

Trading Statement for the Year Ended 31st December 2018

I am pleased to be able to report to you that the Group enjoyed very strong sales growth in 2018, both in total and on a like for like basis. The second half performance was stronger than the first half, both with and without the nine newly-acquired former Wyevale sites...

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Blue Diamond acquire Nailsworth Garden Centre

Blue Diamond acquire Nailsworth Garden Centre

We are pleased to announce that we have today completed the acquisition of Nailsworth Garden Centre  from Wyevale Garden Centres, our 30th Garden Centre.

Formerly known as Waterside garden centre it was designed and built by our Managing Director, Alan Roper, in the 90's before he joined Blue Diamond.  It was sold to Kennedys and then to Wyevale when that group was sold in 1998. 

Alan says "I am delighted to have bought it back, it has great potential and there is a great AB1 customer demographic in the area. This business was where I honed the AB1 retail proposition with a point of difference which I then bought to Blue Diamond in 1999. The business had a sizeable restaurant serving home cooked food, a Home, Clothing and Children's offer.  This was over 20 years ago when this type of broad proposition in garden centres was rare. I remember it being the first garden centre to stock the children's toy supplier Brio!"

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Acquisition of Wyevale Garden Centres and Trading Update

Acquisition of Wyevale Garden Centres and Trading Update

At the AGM on 14th June 2018 I promised to write to you all if and when we agreed to acquire any of the Wyevale garden centres that they have put up for sale...

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Blue Diamond Acquire 8 Former Wyevale Garden Centres

Blue Diamond Acquire 8 Former Wyevale Garden Centres

Blue Diamond is pleased to announce that we have acquired 8 new garden centres which we will be welcoming to our group!
These 8 garden centres are former Wyevale Garden Centre’s, who announced their sale earlier this year.

We are pleased to inform you that the location of these 8 new Blue Diamond Centres, will be located at:

Bicester, Oxfordshire

Endsleigh, Devon

Sanders, Burnham-on-sea

Cadbury, Bristol

Cardiff, Wales

Percy Thrower, Shrewsbury

Melbicks, Birmingham

Weybridge, Surrey

Managing Director of Blue Diamond, Alan Roper says “We are delighted to be acquiring these fantastic centres. Over the next three years we plan to invest £16million to remodel and transform them into destination centres modelled around our Redfields Garden & Living Centre in Hampshire, and our Blue Diamond Garden and Home store near Nottingham. We look forward to working with our new colleagues across the centres and welcoming them into the Blue Diamond family.”

Keep an eye on our social media channels and our website at www.bluediamond.gg for more information over the coming weeks.

All enquiries should be sent to info@bluediamond.gg

Trading Statement Year End 2017

Trading Statement Year End 2017

I am writing to provide a trading statement for the year ended 31 December 2017...

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Blue Diamond Report Strong Profits for 2016 and Welcome Bridgford Garden Centre to Group

Blue Diamond Report Strong Profits for 2016 and Welcome Bridgford Garden Centre to Group

Blue Diamond Ltd, the UK's third-largest garden centre group, which is managed and controlled in Guernsey and owns Le Friquet Garden Centre has reported strong profits for 2016...

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Report & Accounts 2016

Report & Accounts 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of our Report & Accounts for 2016...

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Update on the offer of ordinary shares in Blue Diamond Limited

Update on the offer of ordinary shares in Blue Diamond Limited

The open offer of ordinary shares to new investors in Blue Diamond Ltd closed on 24th February 2017...

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Blue Diamond Celebrate at Nationwide Housewares Innovation Awards

Blue Diamond Celebrate at Nationwide Housewares Innovation Awards

Blue Diamond has won the coveted title of 'Britain's Best Multiple Garden Centre' at the Housewares Innovation Awards...

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Trading Statement Year End 2016

Trading Statement Year End 2016

I am writing to provide a trading statement for the year ended 31 December 2016...

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Acquisition Of Coton Orchard Garden Centre

Acquisition Of Coton Orchard Garden Centre

The Board is pleased to announce the acquisition of Coton Orchard Garden Centre, which completed on 5th December 2016...

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Update on the offer of ordinary shares in Blue Diamond Limited and announcement of the disposal of David Dumosch Limited

Update on the offer of ordinary shares in Blue Diamond Limited and announcement of the disposal of David Dumosch Limited

Following the open offer of 463,481 ordinary shares in Blue Diamond Ltd...

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Report & Accounts 2016 Interim

Report & Accounts for 2016 Interim

We are pleased to announce the release of our Interim Report & Accounts for 2016...

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Le Friquet North Show Follow Up

Le Friquet Donate £10,000 to Guernsey's North Show

Le Friquet Garden Centre are proud to announce a donation of £10,000 recently made to Guernsey's beloved North Show!...

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Trading Statement Update 2016

Trading Statement Update 2016

I am pleased to provide a trading update for the first six months of 2016...

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Harlow Garden Centre

Blue Diamond Announces the Acquisition of Harlow Garden Nurseries

Blue Diamond announces today that it has acquired Harlow Garden Nurseries just outside London off the M11...

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BD RECORD PROFITS

Blue Diamond Reports Record Profits for 2015

Blue Diamond, based in Guernsey and the third-largest garden centre operator in the UK, has just announced record profits before tax of £6.6m for the year ending 31 December 2015...

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Le Friquet North Show

Le Friquet Garden Centre raising £10k to help save North Show this year

Le Friquet Garden Centre are donating a maximum of £10,000 to Guernsey’s beloved North Show. This is currently being raised through donating 10% from their outdoor plant sales over the coming weeks. The centre are hoping that the Guernsey public support this important cause and help raise this much-needed money...

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Trentham Refurb

Trentham Home & Garden Refurbishment Now Complete!

Trentham Home & Garden has now completed its extensive refurbishment and will officially launch its new look on Friday, 8th April...

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Green Fingers

Fryer's Garden Centre Goes Potty for Greenfingers!

Fryer’s Garden Centre, part of the Blue Diamond group, took part in a 24 hour Plant-a-thon in order to raise funds for Greenfingers, a charity that create magical garden spaces for children’s hospices throughout the UK...

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Patricia Alford-Burnett Joins the Board of Directors

Patricia Alford-Burnett Joins the Board of Directors

Blue Diamond Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Alford-Burnett as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1st February 2016...

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Trading Statement Year End 2015

Trading Statement Year End 2015

I am pleased to report that we have enjoyed a very successful and positive year...

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Redfields Garden Centre Wins Garden Retail Award

Redfields Garden Centre Wins Garden Retail Award

Redfields Home of Garden & Living has won the Best Business Development Award for its extensive refurbishment at this years prestigious Garden Retail...

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Simon Burke Joins Blue Diamond as new Chairman

Simon Burke Joins Blue Diamond as New Chairman

Blue Diamond Group has appointed experienced specialist retailer Simon Burke as a Non-Executive Chairman on 10th June 2015 as Geoff Dorey...

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Trading Statement Update 2015

Trading Statement Update 2015

I am pleased to provide a trading update for the first six months of 2015...

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