Now is a great opportunity to plan for the future, re-assess how we operate and seek out ways to ensure we are at the forefront of innovation and continue to lead the way, ensuring garden centres remain the default hospitality and retail experience for our existing and new customers alike.
So here we are, six months into one of the most extraordinary situations we’ve all faced. Day by day we’ve learnt how to cope with the ever-changing situation and inventively and creatively adapt how we maintain and continue to build our businesses.
We would dearly loved to have been at Glee and especially so this year where we at Pleydell Smithyman are celebrating 25 years working alongside our colleagues, clients and friends in the garden centre sector – and what changes we have seen over those years. We are very proud to have been part of this success story with so many of you.
In previous newsletters we have:
Highlighted ‘PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE’, looking at amazing opportunities that exist to maximise the planning potential of your sites, making the most of recent changes within the Planning System, building on Government support to business and we are happy to help you explore ways to add value and help future proof your business.
Considered ‘CREATIVE RETAIL INTERIORS’, seeking out ways to continue to be ready for the changing retail arena, keeping it fresh, experiential and safe. Garden Centres continue to lead the way in overcoming challenges and promoting a vibrant and positive attitude to your business and remain uniquely placed to maintain this position as the ‘go to’ retail experts offering superb settings, great breadth of stock, inspirational displays and providing a truly experiential environment to your customers, supported by their teams offering expert and friendly advice. A ‘winning formula’ indeed that our dedicated and talented team will help you to re-imagine and explore new opportunities.
Looked at ‘FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD’. As food retailing continues to play a major part in the success of Garden Centres, now is the maybe the time to re-evaluate how this most important sector is positioned within the structure of the garden centre. Whether creating a first-time café or expanding to develop a bespoke Restaurant offer, Garden Centres are ahead of the field in being able to offer superb welcoming, intimate dining offering a quality food and service second to none. Couple this with a great food hall or farm shop offering customers quality local produce with great provenance and what a draw we have to keep loyal customers happy and attract a new audience looking for something that little bit different. Pleydell Smithyman have a great pedigree in helping developing cost effective, creative and inspiring designs to ensure you maximise the potential of your food retailing offer.
We would take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over the years and for their kind words helping us mark our anniversary (do click on the link and take a look at the video we have created as part of our celebrations) and we look forward to discussing ways in which we may be able to help with any aspect of your business in the future.
Do please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org www.pleydellsmithyman.co.uk 01952 433211 or call Paul Pleydell directly on 07976 734626 or email@example.com