Horticulture business thriving

LANDSCAPING and horticulture firm Green-tech has seen turnover grow by more than a fifth.

The firm – a wholesaler of landscape, horticultural and construction products – saw revenues increase from £7.43m to £9m..

Pre-tax profits at the Nun Monkton-based firm rose from £321,428 to £330,572 for the year to the end of September.

Green-tech’s horticulture division, which it opened in November 2009, saw turnover more than double from £462,574 to £1.1m.

Its latest directors’ report says the firm expects further growth in this area this year but also warns that customers and suppliers face pressure on cashflows.

The firm was launched in 1994 by husband-and-wife Richard and Rachel Kay as a supplier of maintenance products to golf courses.

Nobody was available from Green-tech to comment.