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This Midlothian-based business reopened all its garden centres in May after the easing of lockdown restrictions. It began life in 1865 after James Dobbie began selling seeds, and now has 68 garden centres across the UK, which follows the acquisition of six sites in 2018 and a further 31 last year from Wyevale. Led by chief executive Graeme Jenkins, 45, it reached sales of £166.2m in 2019, and had expected annualised revenues in excess of £300m this year.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank145
CompanyDobbies Garden Centres
ActivityGarden centre operator
LocationMidlothian
Sales £m166.2
Operating profit £m7.4
Main shareholdersMidlothian Capital Partners & Hattington Capital (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff2,883
Founded1865
Websitewww.dobbies.com

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