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Green-tech celebrates 25 years of achievements

This year sees Yorkshire-based Green-tech celebrate 25 years of supplying the landscaping industry.

Anniversary celebrations

Green-tech was founded in 1994 by Richard and Rachel Kay with a second-hand van, £200 and an office in their house in Boroughbridge. Today they are the UK’s largest supplier of landscaping materials and boast a £14 million plus turnover. They operate out of a purpose-built business park, Rabbit Hill Business Park, located just off the A168 and employ in excess of 80 local staff.

Green-tech has recently opened up a Trade Centre on the Business Park; this enables landscapers and estates managers to call in and take advantage of trade discounts on all of their 13,000 landscaping and gardening supplies.

Green-tech has a calendar of events planned throughout the year to celebrate this significant milestone. These range from sales promotions where their customers will enjoy a different offer on the 25th of every month; through to a celebratory open day at their head office in October and an invitation-only party after the BALI Landscape Awards in December.

Rachel Kay, Green-tech’s Managing Director comments: “We are incredibly proud of our achievements over the last 25 years. When Richard and I made the decision to start our own business it was just the two of us and we never expected to become the largest or the leading landscape supplier in the UK. The last two and a half decades have seen our family grow to include three children and our work family grow to in excess of 80 people. Despite the turbulent times of the recession and more recently the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, we have continued to expand, grow and increase our turnover year on year. Our anniversary year will be no exception as we’re hoping for another record-busting year.”

Green-tech is widely recognised for its commitment to the industry. Each year they support a vast number of events and exhibitions; generally, in excess of 50. They are the headline sponsor of the glittering BALI National Landscape Awards for a fourth consecutive year. They are also headline sponsor of the Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: the next generation initiative and a sponsor of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards, the APL and the SGD awards.

The company is also known for its commitment to raising awareness and educating the younger generation of the benefits to choosing a career in forestry, landscaping or horticulture. They have successfully taken on a number of apprentices over the past two years and have plans to recruit more as they believe this is the most effective route to having the skilled workers that will drive the future Green-tech.

Chairman Richard Kay continues: “We appreciate our enviable market-leading position and work hard to stay ahead. We strive to always offer the best advice, products, prices, delivery and service. We have great relationships in the industry with customers and suppliers alike which we value greatly. We enjoy great loyalty from our customers and suppliers which we appreciate. This has contributed hugely to our success. Whilst we celebrate our anniversary and just how far we’ve come, we’re still looking to improve and grow the business. Our next milestone is to reach a turnover of £20 million. We’ll continue to invest in our people, new technology, new product development, our facilities and infrastructure to help us achieve this. So, look out for Green-tech during 2019 and expect the see big things!”

Reflecting this growth, the company’s exhibition team took their largest ever stand to Futurebuild 2019 (formerly Ecobuild) in London earlier this month.

Exhibiting under their specification arm gt Specifier, the team focused on encouraging biodiversity in an urban landscape and on show were the ever-popular gt Green Screens, John Chambers Wildflower seed, soils and green roof products.

They also displayed the innovative ArborRaft System for urban tree planting projects. This system prevents soil compaction in urban tree pits whilst providing an ideal growing environment for the tree’s root structure.

Exhibiting at Futurebuild

A new updated version of the gt specifier brochure was also launched on the stand.


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