Celebrating 110 Years Of Growth At Woodlands

Last week, we were delighted to celebrate yet another landmark event here at Woodlands – a very special birthday party to honour our 110 years of history and progress.

As a company, we have come a long way since the beginning of Arthur Shaw (Horsforth) Ltd in December 1913. Our heritage stretches through two World Wars, booms, and recessions, two global pandemics (1919 as well as 2020) and countless other challenges. It’s a testament to all the team members who have contributed to the company’s evolution that we are still standing strong and continuing to grow 110 years later.

We celebrated in style with the entire company gathering at a special event to enjoy our 110 years of innovation and success, and to look forward with confidence to the future – buoyed by the recent announcements with My Modular and British Garden Centres! With live music, competitions, tasty street food, a big prize draw, special freebies, sharing of memories and lots of fun and laughter, a fantastic time was had by all!

Here’s to the next 110 years!

Woodlands Home & Garden Group completes acquisition of innovative modular garden building business

As part of our strategic growth strategy, we are delighted to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Smart Modular Ltd (t/a My Modular), an entrepreneurial and innovative modular garden building business with a network of skilled installation specialists, based locally in Otley.

Their fantastic portfolio of products will be rebranded and become part of the Tiger range over coming months, allowing the business to enter a new higher end category of the garden building market and also benefit from the reach of the Tiger brand.

The modular operation will be based at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Thornbury alongside the Log Cabin production team, and Stuart Davison, the founder of My Modular, will join the Woodlands board as Commercial Director, to further develop the modular category and to support the wider growth plans of the group.

Ross Moran, Chief Executive of Woodlands Home & Garden Group said “As part of our strategy, we are committed to helping our customers find their perfect space, by offering them an extensive selection of high-quality garden buildings that showcase the best possible range of designs, budgets and uses. As a result of our analysis of the market, product, and service proposition, we concluded that it would make sense to bring in specific expertise, and the right level of experience, innovation and quality required so that we could enter the market as quickly and effectively as possible.  We are delighted to welcome Stuart and his team to the group, and we look forward to working with them to create further growth for the business”.

We are also delighted to confirm that three members of our senior leadership team at Woodlands have been promoted to join the main board of directors: Graham Parlett to Finance Director, Lauren Coley to Product Director, and Agata Choma to Operations Director.  Providing the right leadership is key in any growing business, and Graham, Lauren and Agata have had a huge impact since joining the business and their promotion is extremely well deserved.

For more information on My Modular, please go to www.mymodular.co.uk

 

Exciting News at Woodlands Home & Garden Group!

We are delighted to announce the signing of an exclusive partnership agreement between our own market leading ecommerce brand Tiger, and British Garden Centres, the largest family-owned garden centre group in the UK.

Over the next three and a half years, we will now be planning to open 35 Tiger showsites at key locations within the British Garden Centres’ network, offering more consumers a firsthand look at Tiger’s high quality garden buildings.

This partnership reflects the shared culture, values, and growth ambitions of both companies, and further develops our passion for creating spaces that inspire relaxation and enjoyment of outdoor living.

Following a successful pilot programme launched in April 2023 at BGC’s flagship garden centre in Brigg, Lincolnshire, both parties have also signed an agreement for an additional five years at the site, underpinning the strategic development of this exciting project together.

This landmark move marks another significant step forward for Tiger’s offline strategy, aiming to establish a network of franchised Tiger showsites across the UK, and complementing our existing online success and position as the UK’s market leader in garden buildings.

Ged Lees, Managing Director at Woodlands Home & Garden Group, expressed, “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with the prestigious British Garden Centres Group. This exclusive deal allows us to showcase our range of Tiger garden buildings throughout the United Kingdom, playing a crucial role within the garden centre network.”