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02.05.03
Greenfield Plants - MP Andrew George attends open day

Greenfield Plants was formed in 1998 to offer shrubs and other garden plants to growers, garden centres, and supermarkets as an alternative to buying from Holland.

The key crops selected were evergreen plants that benefit from Cornwall's naturally mild winter climate and cool summers. The choice was made for those plants required in volume and with an existing demand. Annual production has already reached the following volumes:

1,000,000 Hedera
150,000 Mixed shrubs
100,000 Lavender
80,000 Camellia
60,000 Rhododendron
60,000 Azalea
50,000 Grasses
30,000 Ferns
10,000 Phormiums

Traditionally most of these have been sourced from Holland, Belgium and Denmark.

In order to reach these quantities we have expanded considerably in a short period of time, and this has been made possible with the help of European funding in the form of a 5b grant, and most recently an Objective One investment. This has allowed us to bring into use 15 glasshouses, and more importantly create 12 new jobs for the Hayle area, together with up to 5 part time supporting roles. A very considerable achievement in only 4 years

To mark the end of this present phase of expansion, and to recognise the roles played by Europe, our suppliers and customers, and particularly the staff, we are holding an open day on Friday 25th April at 11.30am, which our local MP, Mr Andrew George has kindly agreed to attend.

Tel: 01736 752888
Fax: 01736 759328
Email: greenfields@freezone.co.uk

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Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
jason@dclark.co.uk

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