Garland/Worth Gardening has achieved a significant 47.5 per cent increase in turnover for the first seven months of the year and forecast sales growth of 55 per cent for the full year. The positive news going into Garland’s 50th anniversary year was announced at the Garland/Worth Gardening sales conference held on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th August 2014 at the Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove.
It was also an outstanding year for Joe Lydon, the company’s agent in Scotland. He was awarded the Garland ‘sales agent of the year’ for achieving an increase in turnover in excess of 35 per cent and for opening the largest number of new accounts during the year. The ‘sales agent of the year’ runner-up was Julie Mclean, who covers several counties in middle England, and third was Fletchers that represents Garland in counties across the Midlands. At the start of the two-day conference, Stuart and Miles Glendenning were presented with a cake to celebrate the company’s anniversary.
Commenting on the buoyant situation of the company, operations director Tony Dedman said: “The company is experiencing a high level of orders being placed for the autumn and Christmas period and this, coupled with the major product launch in September 2014 at the Glee and spoga+gafa garden trade shows, augurs well for the future of Garland/Worth Gardening. We have already announced that 50 new products will be added to our garden, leisure and hardware product portfolio at these major shows, and these will be supported by the introduction of new clip strip promotions, promotion bins and pallet deals.”
The Garland Products Group is still family owned. Specialising in the manufacture of plastic injection moulded products, it is now one of the fastest growing suppliers to the garden industry and has commissioned the building of a new distribution warehouse to cope with future growth. The products available to both keen and hobby gardeners have been designed through the company’s own experience as keen gardeners.