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Sanders Garden World brought into Wyevale fold - UPDATE

Published: 1 September 2007
A spokesperson for Sanders Garden World has confirmed reports that the Somerset garden centre has been bought by Wyevale.
Sanders Garden World brought into Wyevale fold - UPDATE
The spokesperson said managing director Peter Burks broke the news to staff yesterday afternoon.

A full announcement is expected on Monday, September 3.

Update - Sunday, September 2

Sir Tom Hunter has since declared his involvement in the Sanders World deal saying he is keen to keep building his garden centre empire – and is planning further acquisitions later this month.

The Sanders World purchase (between £10-20m) is expected to add £25m to Wyevale's turnover, however, significantly, the centre has more than 30 acres suitable for expansion.

A spokesperson for West Coast Capital told The Scotsman newspaper it is the investment group's intention to have 60 such destination sites in the next three to five years.

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