Garden building manufacturer advances into new territory

Leeds-based garden building manufacturer and retailer, Woodlands Home & Garden Group, has opened a new warehouse, distribution and sales hub in Scotland.

The 40,000 sq ft site is in Glenrothes, Fife. Woodlands is looking to expand its operation across the whole of Scotland.

The new hub will be managed by Chris Devanny who has extensive experience within the garden building market. In addition to overseeing the 22,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution facility, he will lead the development of sales, service, and installation operations across Scotland.

The Glenrothes site will also house a Tiger garden building franchise, opening in partnership with Anchor Timber Buildings, which will house over 110 garden buildings in an 18,000 sq ft indoor display area.

The show site in Glenrothes has been operated by Anchor for over 40 years. Having established a successful reputation across the region, it took the decision to partner exclusively with Tiger earlier this year to help accelerate its growth.

Ross Moran, chief executive at Woodlands Home & Garden Group, said: “We are happy to get this deal over the line and the opening of a new hub in Glenrothes provides us with the opportunity to further develop our sales growth and service across the whole of Scotland which we believe is a really important and exciting region for us.

“We have worked successfully with Anchor for many years, so the appointment of Chris as our general manager not only ensures continuity for all our customers, but also provides the business with a highly experienced and ambitious individual.

“The new Tiger franchise is also another significant step forward for Tiger’s offline strategy, which is creating a network of franchise-operated locations across the UK to complement our existing online success and build on our position as the UK’s market leader in garden buildings.”