Sales grow at Notcutts, Haskins, Forest Garden and Gardman

Each month Gardenforum’s Company Results pages are updated with the latest accounts filed at Companies House. Here is a summary of the results updated on Gardenforum since November. To see the full figures visit the Company Results in Tradeforum. These include sales, profit before tax, fixed assets, interest paid, total borrowings and shareholders funds for the last 3 years. This shows the trends for your competitors and the companies you trade with. You can get further detail with a full company report from Jordans for only £15.

Ball Horticultural Europe held sales at £21.5m. Profits increased for the third year to £1.9m. Year end Sep 07.
Sales at Barcham Trees increased 21% to £5.1m with profits increasing to £393k. Y/e Apr 08.
Profits at Darby Nursery Stock fell to just £3k for the year ending Jan 08.
Roundstone Nurseries increased profits to £1.3m. Y/e Dec 07.
Sales at Syngenta Seeds topped £25m for the first time. Profits dropped sharply to £131k for 2007.

Suppliers / Manufacturers
Sales at Alexander Rose fell 6% to £13.1m, profits fell 74% to £267k. Y/e Aug 08.
Countax published sales of £24.8m with profits of £212k for y/e Jul 08.
Desch Plantpak showed a loss of £1.6m on sales of £13.2m in 2007.
Forest Garden increased sales to £50.5m, showing a profit of £433k. Forest Garden Group showed a loss of £549k for your ending Dec 07.
Sales increased 12% for Gardman Holdings to £74m. Profits increased to £9.3m. Y/e Jan 08.
Turnover was static at Haddonstone at £12.7m. Profits fell to £30k. Y/e July 08.
Sales and profits recovered at Hozelock to £49.7m and £1.3m respectively for y/e Sep 07.
Oase (UK) saw profits fall back to £505k for the year to Sep 08.
Turnover fell 12% at Parlane International to £7.6m. Losses increased to £1m. Y/e Dec 2007

Garden Centres / Retailers
Bents Garden Centre grew sales 17% to £11.2m. Profits declined for the third year running, to £292k. Y/e Jan 08.
Burford Garden Centre increased profits to £787k for y/e Jan 08.
By-Pass Nurseries declared a loss of £126k for 2007.
Turnover at Country Homes and Gardens grew 47% to £16.8m. Losses increased to £397k. Y/e Dec 07.
Profits at DJ Squire & Co increased to £2.3m on sales of £28.8m. Y/e Jul 08.
Haskins Garden Centres increased sales to £24.6m. Profits increased by 24% to £2.5m. Y/e Feb 2008.
Notcutts returned to profits - £297k and increased sales to £41m for y/e Aug 07.
Turnover increased to £10.2m at Park Garden Centre. Profit increase sharply to £652k. Y/e Aug 08.
Poplars Nursery Garden Centre increased profits to £436k for y/e Feb 08.
Stapeley Water Gardens showed slightly reduced profits at £220k for y/e Dec 07.
Summerhill Nurseries increased turnover to £3.8m and profit to £263k. Y/e Sep 07

The online garden centre, Crocus, increased sales by 18% to £8.4m. A profit of £35k ended years of losses. Y/e Oct 07.
Decco returned to the black in 2007 with profits of £217k on sales that were £48m lower than the year before at £80m.
Wholesaler, Home Hardware Southwest, lost £102k on sales of £21.2m. Y/e Jun 08.
Profits at Rochford Garden Machinery increased to £480k for y/e Nov 07.
Sales at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill grew slightly to £148m. Profits fell slightly to £23.5m. Y/e Feb 08.

Other companies updated on Gardenforum’s Company Results recently include
All Ingardens - in Leighton Buzzard
Avon Bulbs
Burtons Garden Nurseries
Cooling’s Nurseries
EMCY Garden and Leisure
Forward Nurseries
Foxmoor Nurseries
G7 Computer Services
Growth Technology
Hamer Flower Seeds
Harcostar Drums
Keter (UK)
Lingarden Flowers
Lows of Dundee
Pantiles Nurseries
Peter Eastwood Plants
Petersham Nurseries
Plant Sarus
Rentokil Initial UK
Rigby Taylor
Rivendell Nurseries
S Brannan & Sons
Spotless UK
St Bridget Nurseries
The Millbrook Garden Company
Threesixty Innovation
Thurrock Garden Centre
West Coast Capital (Lios)
Winchester Garden Machinery
Wolf Garden
Woodlark Nurseries
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