A company specialising in commercial and domestic horticultural products has announced a multi-million pound expansion, proving gardening is relatively recession proof.
According to the Ellesmere Port Pioneer, William Sinclair has completed the £4.75m purchase of a new production site in the area.
The company will now begin its phased occupation of the site starting with a second production facility for ‘SuperFyba’, its peat-free growing material. It is expected to produce about 150,000 square metres of SuperFyba a year.
Other William Sinclair group operations will be transferred to the site over the next five years and it is expected to create 250 direct and indirect jobs.
Gabriel Ash’s Robin Parker commented: “There is no room for complacency, and suppliers need to keep prices keen and quality high, but it does appear that gardening is an ante-dote for economic gloom.
“Enquiries about our greenhouses are still buoyant and we are confident of another year of growth ahead.”
Author: Robert Smith