Stewart Garden extends Winter Fun range for 2012/13 cold season

Stewart Garden, the gardening products division of UK manufacturer, Stewart, has extended its Winter Fun range of gardening products and instore POS display options in preparation for winter and the Christmas period.

The range includes a collection of snow shovels, sledges and Christmas tree stands.

Snow shovels are available with a choice of aluminium or wood handles and blade widths of 40 or 46cm. The collection also includes the Stewart Telescopic Snow Shovel, designed to take up minimum space in car boots. New POS display stands are available for the shovels in the Winter Fun range.

Four sledges, available in red or blue, are available, from the lightweight Snow Spoon to the Speedy ‘Plus’. The Speedy ‘Plus’ Sledge features back support, textured seating area, a spacious leg area, foot rests and brakes.

Stewart Garden’s Christmas Tree Stands are fully adjustable to a trunk width of 15cm (5”). A water reservoir helps to keep trees alive and fresh. The stands are available in dark green or gold. A display box holding 20 units is also available.

Stewart Garden will be showcasing the Winter Fun range at this year’s GLEE exhibition, 17 – 19 September at the NEC, Birmingham. The company is exhibiting in on 5C06-D05.

For more information about Stewart Garden, visit www.stewart-garden.co.uk

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Stewart Garden

Winter Fun 2012/13 range

Editors’ Notes

Snow Shovels

Snow Shovels are manufactured in recycled plastic and finished with an aluminium blade edge for strength and durability. The compact Telescopic Snow Shovels feature a lightweight telescopic aluminium shaft, 28cm blade width and a D Handle. POS displays are available for all models.

40cm Aluminium Show Shovel SRSP £14.99

40cm Wood Snow Shovel SRSP £12.99

46cm Aluminium Snow Shovel SRSP £16.99

46cm Wood Snow Shovel SRSP £14.99

Telescopic Snow Shovel Blue SRSP £16.99

Sledges

The Stewart Garden Winter Fun range includes four sledges. Snow Saucer, 60cm in diameter, is light yet durable and features two hand grips. Snow Spoon is 60cm long with a 43cm seat diameter and features two flexible hand grips. A display box, holding 30 assorted units, is available for this model. Speedy Sledge, measuring 80cm x 43cm, provides back support, a textured seating area, a spacious leg area and foot rests. Speedy ‘Plus’ Sledge adds brakes to the specification of the Speedy Sledge. All models are available in red or blue.

Snow Saucer Sledge SRSP £9.99

Snow Spoon Sledge SRSP £5.99

Speedy Sledge SRSP £12.99

Speedy ‘Plus’ Sledge SRSP £14.99


Christmas Tree Stand

The elegant Stewart Garden Christmas Tree Stand features a 1.3 litre water reservoir to keep Christmas trees looking new and vibrant throughout the whole festive season. The stand measures 15cm high x 40cm diameter and is fully adjustable to accommodate Christmas trees with trunk sizes up to 12cm (5 inches). A display box holding 20 units is also available. Available in dark green or gold.

Christmas Tree Stand SRSP £9.99 

Stewart - backgrounder

Stewart is the UK market leader in the manufacture and supply of technical plastic moulded products for the gardening, home and professional catering sectors. The company offers an extensive portfolio of products ranging from garden planters and propagators, to food containers and specialist storage products. Three specialist divisions also work across the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.

The company employs 70 permanent staff and 30 seasonal workers at a purpose-built 178,000 sq ft facility in Banbury, Oxon, which opened in September 2012. The factory and distribution centre includes state of the art machinery giving Stewart a world class advantage over its UK competitors.

It enjoyed a turnover of £13 million in 2010.  

Stewart is headed by CEO Richard Butler who built his career in the technical plastics and rubber sector and has worked for leading manufacturers in the aerospace and automotive sector.

Originally established in 1945 the company was the subject of a BIMBO (buy-in/ management buyout) in June 2011.  ECI, the mid-market private equity specialist, invested £12 million in the company in a deal that valued the business at £17 million.

Stewart Garden produces grow your own products, watering, pots, propagators and garden accessories and sundries. These are available in over 1600 outlets across the UK and Eire including major DIY outlets such as Homebase and Wilkinsons and garden centres across the UK such as Dobbies and Klondyke/Strikes, The Garden Centre Group and some 600 plus independent garden centres.

Stewart Garden plays an active role in the gardening and leisure industry through its membership of:

  • GIMA – the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association
  • Gardenex – the Federation of Garden and Leisure Manufacturers Limited
  • HTA – the Horticultural Trades Association

Stewart won the House Beautiful Best Product Garden Category in 2005 and the Klondyke Dry Goods Supplier Award in 2010. The company was a GIMA Awards - POS Finalist in 2009, and Best of British Finalist in 2011. It’s Heat and Grow Thermostatic Propagator was top in the Which? Gardening Best Buy test on windowsill propagators 2011.

Stewart Home provides food storage and homewares products. These comprise of the Refine, Essentials and Seal Fresh food and drink storage collections, offering hygienic storage in a wide range of colours and shapes.

Stewart Catering supplies the Gastronorm and Seal Fresh food storage ranges to the catering industry and specialist cook shops via wholesale and cash and carry outlets.

Other Stewart divisions are:

Stewart Aerospace

Stewart Automotive

Stewart Medical

Each division of Stewart is BS ISO 9001-2000 and TS16949 accredited and operates from the company’s manufacturing, warehousing and distribution centre in Banbury, Oxon.

For more information visit www.stewartlimited.co.uk

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