Suttons Horticulture supplies 16m plants a year to supermarkets such as the Co-op, Morrisons and Tesco from its three Norfolk nurseries. The company began life as a family farm and was sold in the 1980s to George Davies, founder of Next. Brothers David and James Sutton founded the present business in 1994 after buying back the original property. In 2001 the company acquired a rival supplier and next year plans to open two new distribution centres. Sales have grown 68% a year from £3.1m in 2000 to £14.6m in 2003.
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