RDPE grant helps tree nursery to grow

Published 7th Aug 2012

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A leading Lincolnshire tree nursery business is celebrating after securing grant funding to help with its expansion plans.

British Hardwood Tree Nursery has secured a £30,000 grant that will be invested in warehousing, a new computer system and bespoke software at its Snitterby base.

British Hardwood Tree Nursery MD Andrew Henderson is delighted to have secured the funding and said; "We're very grateful to Judy Bell and LAZ (Lindsey Action Zone) for helping us to secure this Micro Enterprise Development grant that will help us to grow a sustainable business and create new jobs for two people. It's particularly appropriate that the timing of the funding coincides with the publication of the Forestry Panel Report that highlights the need for more trees and woodland for the benefit of the environment, our economy and our health."

Commenting on the grant award, Judy Bell said; "British Hardwood Tree Nursery is a small, land-linked business that provides vital employment to our rural economy and whose trees play a valuable role in creating a sustainable environment. We're pleased to have been able to support Andrew's expansion plans."

The new 3750 ft2 warehouse and the software and computer system upgrades will be completed ahead of the busy bare root season when the team of nine will distribute over one million trees and hedging plants throughout the UK.

Established in 1989, British Hardwood Tree supplies an extensive range of quality bare root trees, shrubs and hedgerow plants to farmers, landowners, estate owners, contractors and public sector organisations nationwide.

LAZ is a LEADER approach funding initiative of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) that is supported by the European Commission, Defra, Lincolnshire County Council and East & West Lindsey District Councils.



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