Green-tech celebrates its 30-year anniversary

Company: Green-tech
  • The Green-tech team celebrating 30 years
  • The Green-tech team celebrating 30 years

Green-tech is celebrating 30 years of being the leading supplier to the landscaping industry.

Founded in 1994 from a farm outbuilding in North Yorkshire; today the company is owned by Origin Enterprises PLC and operates from a purpose-built business park, employing over 80 staff and selling over 5,000 different products.

Green-tech has a calendar of events planned throughout the year to celebrate this significant milestone. These range from sales promotions and competitions; to sponsored events, throwback memories, and a celebratory open day at their head office planned for the summer.

The company is widely recognised for its staunch commitment to the industry, supporting a vast number of events and exhibitions. They are the headline sponsor of the prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards for a tenth consecutive year. They are also the headline sponsor of the Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: the next-generation initiative; a sponsor of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards as well as the APL awards.

Green-tech is also launching a ‘Challenge for Charity’ campaign; aiming to raise £30,000 for five charities – BALI Chalk Fund, Candlelighters, Macmillan Cancer Support, Perennial and Shelter. Striving to raise £1000 for every year of trading, the Green-tech team has six challenges planned over six months, bringing staff together to take part in events ranging from cycling and endurance to a ‘big sleep-out.’

In 1994 Green-tech was founded with a core range of tree-planting product range. This has expanded over the years to include a comprehensive range of urban tree planting products, soils, and growing media, grass and wildflower seed, fertilisers, grounds maintenance and reinforcement products, and ponds and ecology– the most comprehensive one-stop-shop in the landscaping and forestry industries.

Sales Director Richard Gill has been with the company for 21 years and comments “When I joined Green-tech there were 20 employees.  I, like many others here, have progressed through the ranks and pride myself on staying true to the Green-tech vision and philosophy.  By being forward-thinking, establishing and maintaining great relationships with suppliers and customers, and through continued investment in people, technology, new product development, facilities, and infrastructure, we have achieved great things.  I am incredibly proud to have played a part in this.  Green-tech is a remarkable company – every single person works hard to offer the best products, service, and prices; and I’m looking forward to seeing what the company achieves over the next 30 years”.

Kris Nellist, Green-tech’s Managing Director adds, “I am delighted to be leading the company as we enter our 30th trading year. It’s a significant milestone and one that is testimony to the excellent business model and team at Green-tech.  We have many long-serving team members and customers. Our systems only enable us to go back 20 years but tell us that over 10,000 of our customers have been trading with us since then. Quite an achievement! The founders set up Green-tech with a ‘can do’ attitude, striving to offer the most comprehensive product lines, with the fastest delivery times at the most competitive prices with outstanding customer care.  This is a mantra that holds strong today. We are now part of a PLC that wholly supports this and has additionally opened up new doors to us with other businesses in their portfolio. It’s an exciting time for Green-tech and I’m looking forward to the future as we enter our fourth decade.”

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