Yearly Archives - 2012

Stagecraft gets world-wide interest

Despite the current economic climate having an impact on attendance at the recent Spoga+ Gafa Show in Cologne, Germany, Stagecraft enjoyed considerable worldwide interest on their stand. Stagecraft managing director Tom Davis said: “It was clear numbers were down and other stands reported slow business but we were extremely busy with positive enquires from Japan, the Far East and surprisingly from German garden centres.” That interest could well have been generated by two recently completed projects in Italy, with one winning [...]

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Stagecraft proud of Westonbirt work

Stagecraft’s Managing Director, Tom Davis, has never been more satisfied with a contract than the one his company has just completed at The National Arboretum at Westonbirt. Thirty years ago, Tom’s interest in wood prompted him to launch Stagecraft, which has now developed into one of the leading suppliers and fitters of display material to garden centres and farmshops. But working for The Garden Centre Group, who took over the gift shop and plant centre at the iconic Westonbirt earlier this [...]

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Stagecraft pass on Christmas savings

Stagecraft has launched its Christmas brochure “Prepare for Christmas” which includes 16 new products, and offers up to a 40 per cent reduction on their 2011 prices. The introduction of new technology has enabled them to reduce prices, particularly on machine panel products. Managing director Tom Davis said “The installation of new machinery means that we are able to work more efficiently and where possible, savings will be passed on to our customers.” “We see a huge amount of potential in the [...]

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New gift area gives Stewarts a boost

Martin Stewart’s decision to give his gift area a design makeover at GardenLands, Christchurch has certainly paid dividends with a significant increase in footfall and sales in that department. Until the refurbishment, Martin, Managing Director of the pioneering Stewarts’ business, described the gift area as simply part of the shopping runway on the way to the coffee shop. But extensive collaboration on design with leading shopfit company, Stagecraft, has resulted in what he describes as a “strong classy shopping destination” benefiting [...]

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Stagecraft invests £100,000 in new plant and machinery

We have recently completed a further £100,000 investment at our Mid-Wales factory. Earlier this year we completed ‘phase one’ of the project and have now purchased an overhead profile router for our joinery workshop. Managing Director Tom Davis said: “This new machine cuts out shapes more quickly and accurately and will enable us to be much more competitive and thus provide improvements in quality and value for our customers.” This follows on from a major overhaul of the factory earlier in [...]

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Stagecraft’s Italian job wins top European plant award

If there is any doubt that the garden centre business has gone global then look no further than the recent ‘Graines d’Or’ awards in Paris. The cosmopolitan nature of the industry was perfectly emphasised by the award of the green design concept trophy to Centro Verde Giovannelli – a spectacular €6,000,000 new development created by entrepreneur Graziano Giovannelli at Pietrasanta in Tuscany. Graziano’s family business was supported in the merchandising and development and fit out by Stagecraft Display Ltd, run by [...]

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Trioscape’s stunning new-build sets tongues wagging

From setting up business in a marquee and an old barn, Trioscape Garden Centre, just five miles from the centre of Gloucester, has upgraded to a stunning new building which is certainly catching the eye of garden lovers in the region. And as Site Manager, Debbie Harris, comments “Trioscape is not like your typical garden centre – the new-build boasts high ceilings, large A-framed beams and huge arch windows which allow light to stream through the building – it’s almost [...]

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