News from WhitCo

Gleeful after successful show

The Whitco stand at GLEE, the annual garden and leisure exhibition at the NEC, made a major impact on visitors – mainly because of the endless food and drink concepts that we presented to visitors to the show.

In the words of one visitor: “We were seriously thinking of closing our café. Your ideas are inspiring and we want to see you very soon after we return from holiday”.


Sense of Direction

“After your visit I finally had a positive sense of direction for the project. You clearly know you’re subject and will prove to be a valuable asset to our tea room project. Thank You”

Chris Partridge,
Highdown Nursery, Studley West Midlands.

Whitco took more than 60 genuine enquiries ranging from full kitchen and restaurant projects, to creating different food and drink concessions including pizza, panini and ice-cream.  There was also a strong interest from visitors that were adding more retail areas, including artisan bakeries, butchers, deli’s and wine shops.

Whitco demonstrated that food and drink areas can be creative, fun and desirable for people to want to visit. With the correct advice and specification, it’s easy for the establishment to build and to manage thereafter.

embleys-kitchenFRESH IDEAS

“This was our first time at GLEE and it was a great opportunity for Whitco to bring some fresh ideas to these clients, ideas that are proven to be extremely successful in both the high street and other traditional and not such traditional outlets, such as street food and food on the move,” says Whitco’s Vita Whitaker.

Our most recent portfolio of sites secured by Amanda McGreavy, Whitco’s Garden Centre and Leisure expert include:

  • Dean’s Garden Centre, York,
  • Embleys Nurseries, Preston, pictured above,
  • Daisy Clough, Preston
  • Hill View Group
  • Hillview Garden Centres [multiple sites]
  • Langlands Garden Centre, Leeds, Shiptonthorpe and Sheffield
  • Manor Farm Garden Centre, Norfolk
  • Orchard Nursery’s Preston Lancashire