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New owners for Wendover's garden centre

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Published by Dan Gooding at 1:48pm 15th April 2019.

One of Buckinghamshire's biggest garden centres has a new owner.

World's End, just outside Wendover, is one of 31 Wyevale centres to be sold to Dobbies.

This is the third transaction with Dobbies following the sale of five centres, plus a
single site sale, both in October 2018.

The centres will continue to trade as WGC over the coming weeks with completion
of the sales phased from late May through to the end of June.

Following the sale to Dobbies, WGC remains a top three garden centre operator in
the UK with 60 centres and a further four centres that are operating under licence.

Anthony Jones, Chief Operating Officer of WGC, said:

“We are pleased to have agreed the sale of a portfolio of our centres to Dobbies Garden Centres.

"We would like to thank all of our garden centre colleagues for their contribution to Wyevale
Garden Centres and wish them well for the next stage of their growth and development with Dobbies.

"I am delighted with our strong start to the year and am excited about trading for the rest of the main gardening season. Meanwhile, we also continue to evaluate a wide range of options as part of our ongoing sale process.”

Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said:

“We are very pleased to have agreed this acquisition and look forward to welcoming our new customers along with 1,400 new members to our team.”

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