Gardman suffers major fire at Daventry warehouse

Garden industry supplier Gardman is continuing to work out its recovery plan following a devastating fire at its Daventry warehousing, with the business looking to source alternative warehouses in order to resume business.

A statement on Gardman’s website said: “Following the fire at our warehouse in Daventry on Sunday, we are putting all our effort into identifying alternative warehousing, so we can continue to receive and ship stock from overseas and locally as quickly as possible. We are working on our recovery plan but given the scale of the fire and the complete loss of our Daventry warehouse, it will take us a few more days before we can confirm how and when we’ll be able to supply our customers.

“We continue to liaise with Northamptonshire Police and the other emergency services and remain thankful that there were no injuries.”

The statement continued: “We have received many expressions of support from our customers and suppliers and we would like to thank you all for your patience during this difficult period as we put our recovery plan into action.”

Further updates from the business will be posted on www.gardman.co.uk.

The GCA was among those to offer commiserations to Gardman after the major fire.

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) chairman Mike Lind said: “The GCA are devastated for Gardman following the recent fire at their Daventry HQ.

“The fire has completely destroyed Gardman’s main UK warehouse and distribution centre.”

Mike continued: “Gardman have worked extremely hard over the last few months to ensure they were able to provide the best products and services to all their customers in time for the busy spring season.

“Gardman are a long-standing and active member of the GCA who have always been fully engaged in the association’s activities as well as supporting a large number of GCA members’ businesses.

“The GCA extends its heart-felt thoughts and sympathies to all the company’s directors and staff and further offers its support and best wishes to the company in restoring its full business activity as soon as is practically possible.”

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