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William Sinclair issues trading update

William Sinclair performance 'in line with expectations' according to trading update released this morning. 
5 October 2009

Grosvenor named best in the North West

Grosvenor Garden Centre has been named 'Green City' regional winner of a brand new award. 
25 November 2008

Retailers to source more UK Christmas trees due to costs

Businesses looking to boost profits this Christmas with festive trees have been forced to source them closer to home, according to the British Christmas Tree Grower's Association. 
19 November 2008

Garden centres compete for Ruxley Rose prize

Ten Garden Centre Association stores from around the country are battling it out for the Ruxley Rose plant retailing competition. 
18 November 2008

Kim Wilde opens new £4m Dunweedin' production plant

The pop-star turned horticulturalist has officially opened the plant in Cheshire. 
17 November 2008

Re-bookings ‘strong’ for Glee 2009

Despite a drop of more than 17% in visitor figures from just over 22,000 last year to 18,112 this year, Glee show director Daniel Thurlow was pleased with the show... 
21 October 2008

William Sinclair issues price increase warning

'Significantly' escalating costs from suppliers, and weather-hit peat harvest forces producer of commercial horticulture and branded garden products to seek alternative suppliers. 
25 September 2008

William Sinclair consults on closure of Lancashire site

This is a period during which we review the next steps in considerable detail, chief executive says. 
6 June 2008

Silveperl founder bestowed Royal honour

Brian L Dunsby receives Award for Achievement in Enterprise Promotion in recognition of support of small and medium enterprises. 
27 May 2008

Westland claims success for Resolva launch

Highest ever weekly sales. 
23 May 2008

The Co-op strengthens environmental credentials

Grocer introduces a peat-free compost product into its own-label gardening range. 
4 April 2008

William Sinclair sees opportunities ahead

Group says growth is well into its second phase. 
18 March 2008

William Sinclair buys Joseph Metcalf

William Sinclair Holdings has bought Joseph Metcalf, who supplies the Gem brand of horticultural lines, for £2.95m cash. 
10 January 2008

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