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Duxburys Garden Centre, Business Sale & Purchase Solicitors

Farleys Solicitors LLP recently represented Duxburys Holdings Limited in the acquisition of Trebaron Garden Centre in Leyland for a price believed to be in the region of £750,000. The purchase, which completed in December 2012, saw the garden centre become part of Duxburys’ business portfolio ahead of the busy spring period.

The former owners had operated the 5.2 acre site at Turbary House in Whitestake, near Preston, as a garden centre since the 1980’s.

Frank Duxbury of Duxburys Holdings Limited explains his vision for the site which has been renamed Duxburys Garden Centre:

“We have bought the garden centre to complement our existing business interests. Our landscaping company has outgrown its current premises and in addition, we have plans for further expansion in 2013; including building a training facility to give our staff the best training possible; which will require extra space.

“Whilst the business has been successfully operating for three decades, we plan to improve the garden centre’s facilities; with changes to the car park and customer toilets. Additionally, we plan to develop the café, which will serve good food in comfortable surroundings; with leather settees and a log burning stove to add to the atmosphere. Children will be catered for with an undercover play area.

“The garden centre is in a great location and we look forward to working with our neighbours, The Birds of Prey Centre.

“I have spent the first few days getting to know the staff and customers and getting feedback on our plans. We have had a busy first weekend and I appreciate all the efforts that Stephen Greenwood at Farleys, David Eaves at Lloyds TSB and Paul Kingham at Brown and Lonsdale accountants have given to help us get ready for the busiest weekend of the year”.

Stephen Greenwood, commercial property solicitor at Farleys commented:

“Frank Duxbury has a number of well established businesses and I was delighted to be able to assist with his latest venture. Frank’s skills and enthusiasm are a valuable asset to the business and by adding new elements to the garden centre side of the business he will ensure that the business continues to thrive and attract new customers.”

The seller was represented by Clive Marquis-Carr of Fylde coast firm Roland Robinsons and Fentons.

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