3/6/2023 | Retail

Christie & Co forge ahead with garden centre sales

Business property agent and garden centre specialist, Christie & Co has completed its third garden centre sale within the first few months of 2023, demonstrating the buoyancy of the market.


Flitvale Garden Centre was brought to the open market last year and has been sold to Nuyard Group, a growing garden centre group owned and run by Peter Manship. Peter aims to continue growing and modernising the garden centre, adding a greater range of landscaping, fencing and building products to complement the existing product ranges.

The sale marks an end of an era for Ian and Pam Stevenson who have owned and run Flitvale since 2002, adding the restaurant in 2005 and more recently the farm shop.

Tom Glanvill, Director – Garden Centres & Retail at Christie & Co, who brokered the sale comments, “The sale of a garden centre is a complex process, with large and often complex properties, staff, stock, tax and much more besides to consider. The legal team and all involved pulled together to ensure that this great business has been handed over to a new and experienced owner who will continue to grow the business, benefitting the local community.”

Previous owner, Ian Stevenson remarks, “Last year Pam and I came to the decision that it was time to market the business, so we engaged Christie & Co, having witnessed their success in the Wyevale disposal process where they sold a number of nearby centres. The decision was a good one and we want to thank Tom from Christie & Co for his sound advice throughout and for the hands-on approach which helped make the sales process a little bit less stressful. We wish Peter and the great team at the garden centre every success.”

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com  


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