EYG surpasses £250,000 sales in just six months at Langlands Garden Centre

16th April 2024

A move to one of Yorkshire’s leading garden centres has proved a huge success for EYG - with sales exceeding expectations and surpassing £250,000 in the first six months on site.

EYG opened up its latest new showroom at Langlands Garden Centre, in Shiptonthorpe near York, last September.

The move attracted widespread media coverage as former sales consultant Trevor Bottomley – aged 85 at the time – came out of retirement following the death of his wife Maureen to head up the new venture.

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Mr Bottomley’s appointment culminated with an appearance on Channel Four’s ‘Steph’s Packed Lunch’ where he was interviewed about his return to work, whilst he was also invited to be a contestant on ITV’s The Chase (which is due to be broadcast later this year).

Trevor’s story attracted many new visitors to the site, and the showroom has been such a success since that a second member of staff has been added to ensure demand is met as the busy summer months approach.

‘Surpassed expectations’

“We’ve been absolutely thrilled with the success of our showroom at Langlands Garden Centre, it has already proved to be a great new home for us,” said John Waugh, sales and marketing director at EYG.

“Trevor of course has been central to that, having come out of retirement to help us launch the new venture last year as he was keen to keep himself busy and give himself a new lease of life following the sad passing of his wife.

Trevor Bottomley

“His story seemed to catch the imagination of many people, and we know there have been many people visit the centre, and our showroom there, just to meet Trevor, have a chat to him and congratulate him and wish him well.

“Significantly, being based at Langlands has opened the door to us reaching new customers who perhaps travel to the centre from out towards York, who were not previously aware of EYG, or the fact that we are a business with more than 50 years of history in this sector. We’ve succeeded expectations.’

Since opening at Langlands, EYG has added another member to its sales team on the site, Sharon Armitstead, and Mr Waugh expects demand to increase over the coming months.

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Spring sale offers discounts of up to 55% off

EYG is currently offering a Spring Sale, with discounts of up to 30% on Garden Rooms, which are all double-glazed for maximum energy efficiency, have a 35-year lifespan, and come with a ten-year warranty.

The company is also offering up to 30% off conservatories and orangeries, and up to 55% off new windows and doors as part of its sale, and offering to match quotes given by other firms on ‘like for like’ products.

“This is the time of the year where our garden centre sites get particularly busy, especially given we now have some excellent offers available,” added Mr Waugh.

“We have already seen demand rising for our garden rooms, with many people looking to take advantage of the fact that they are usually fitted in around six weeks from order, and so can be installed and ready for a full summer of use.” added Mr Waugh.

EYG recently celebrated 15 years of trading at Pennells Garden Centre,, in Lincoln, and also has a showroom at Walkers Nurseries Garden Centre in Doncaster.

Langlands 8EYG's Spring Sale is now on - call 0800 181 888 to book your free no-obligation quotation or visit one of our showrooms in Hull, Lincoln, York, Doncaster, Scarborough, Nottingham or Spalding.

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