Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

New Squire's in Chertsey opens for business

Published: 6 March 2017 - Jenny Wonnacott

Squire’s chairman, deputy chairman and the Mayor of Runnymede councillor Alan Alderson officially opened the new Squire’s Garden Centre in Chertsey on Wednesday, March 1.

A plaque was unveiled on a 300-year old olive tree, which had been planted by chairman Colin Squire to commemorate the opening of the new centre. An olive tree was chosen as it’s a tree of great vigour, very hardy and easy to grow, and it is a symbol of abundance, glory and peace.

Colin Squire (chairman), Alan Alderson (Mayor of Runnymede), Matt Tanner (centre manager), Martin Breddy (MD) & Sarah Squire (deputy chairman) celebrated the opening of the £1.5m new centre
Colin Squire (chairman), Alan Alderson (Mayor of Runnymede), Matt Tanner (centre manager), Martin Breddy (MD) & Sarah Squire (deputy chairman) celebrated the opening of the £1.5m new centre

Invited guests had a tour of the garden centre, which has a new outdoor plant area and a stylish shop with a great range of gifts. Customers enjoyed live music in the new Café Bar, which is housed in a restored 200-year old octagonal lodge building.

Squire’s is a family-owned business and £1.5 million was spent building the new garden centre, of which Matt Tanner has been appointed manager.

Chairman Colin Squire commented, I am very proud to officially open our new garden centre in Chertsey. Thank you to the Mayor and Mayoress of Runnymede, and to other local business people for coming including The Chertsey Society, The Chertsey Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from the White Lodge Centre, an excellent charity that we support. Squire’s Chertsey is small but perfectly formed. We have a great team here, plus a few different products to make it a little bit extra special. I hope that the local community will enjoy coming to Squire’s in Chertsey as much as I do.”

Squire's recently ran a 'Spring Fever' event at the new site, and will be giving free packets of lettuce or spinach seeds to the first 50 customers this Saturday.


(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Printable View E-mail Bookmark

What do you think?

As a retailer, what do you struggle most with in the adhesives & sealants category?

Latest reader comments

re: excels in Which? website survey

Ray Pearce
Toolstation is always straight forward from ordering from the catalogue to receiving the items and a comfortable welcoming place to browse ...

re: Better Bathrooms goes into administration

Carolyn Muggleton
HiWe purchased a shower enclosure from Better Bathrooms which we have returned to them and asked for our money back.. The amount we ...

re: Woolworths staff reunited by new website

Pam Jones
looking for Brian Finch who worked as an undermanager to Mr. Cotton in Ebbw Vale woolworths....

re: 13-year-old's invention goes into production

No point in responding to an 8 year old post!...

re: Capitol Tiles outlets snapped up by BC Ceramics

Beryl smith
Hi I bought some black tiles called night black by capitol tiles I need some spares do you know where I can get them thanks Beryl...

Most read stories