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Smart Garden Products acquires Outside-in clocks

Published: 20 May 2015
Smart Garden Products has acquired the supplier of home and garden clocks, Outside-in Designs.
Smart Garden Products acquires Outside-in clocks
Smart will be launching the new range in June with a fresh packaging design, with stock availability in September.

"So many of our customers approached us, unprompted, last year saying they wished we could do the Outside-in range of clocks for them as they were having trouble getting hold of them," commented Smart Garden Products chairman Paris Natar, "and after discussions with their managing director, Simon Grimes, he decided to sell the business to us, together with its designs and brands.

"With Simon's guidance, we're now planning on launching a reinvigorated range in early June and taking orders for delivery from September onwards, in plenty of time for the pre-Christmas gift season. The range will include all of the best sellers at absolutely the right price points, and bespoke POS displays will complete the offer."

Mr Grimes added: "The Outside-in business grew so quickly that frankly we struggled to keep pace with the stock investment required to maximise its potential. So placing it in the experienced and financially strong hands of Smart is the perfect solution and in everyone's interests."

Comments

20 May 2015 01:01:00
By Concerned
Hello, nice report but maybe you should look at
http://www.cheshire-today.co.uk/5338/chester-director-simon-grimes-disqualified/
or carry out a search on the name, (many more reports on the same story)....

Mr Simon Wilson Grimes is not allowed to be a UK Director of a company until 2023 so should not be acting as MD, is this story incorrect?
He placed his Son, Nick Grimes in charge to get around this issue in 2012.

Mr Paris Natar and Mr Simon Grimes were competitors previously and have known each other for many years. I imagine Mr Natar is aware of the situation?
I expect https://www.gov.uk/report-a-disqualified-director would be interested in this story!!!

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