Blue Diamond's full year profit climbs by 26%

Following record profit of £6.6 million in 2015, Blue Diamond increased its profit by 26% to £8.3 million in 2016 when the disposal proceeds of its holding in the David Dumosch agricultural merchant were excluded.

Turnover from its network of 19 garden centres and restaurants in the UK and Channel Islands climbed by 10% to £91 million and by 8% on a like-for-like basis, excluding the acquisitions of Harlow Garden Centre in Essex and Coton Orchard Garden Centre in Cambridge.

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The acquisitions of Harlow and Coton Orchard meant the group’s portfolio increased from 17 to 19 sites during…