Customers and Suppliers join Green-tech at their open day to celebrate their 25th anniversary

Green-tech invited its customers and suppliers to help celebrate its 25th anniversary at a VIP open day last week.

More than 150 customers and suppliers attended the open day at Green-tech‘s purpose built business park in North Yorkshire.

Guests were invited on a tour of the Green-tech operation where they could see the UK’s leading landscape supplier in action. A number of seminars that covered distribution, soils, wildflower and urban tree planting took place hourly. Visitors were invited to show off their competitive streak with a laser pigeon shooting competition and enjoy a traditional Yorkshire Hog Roast.

Work on phase two of the business park which includes additional warehousing was temporarily halted and guests could look around and get a feel for the sheer scale of the Green-tech operation.

80 people joined the Green-tech team for dinner at the Cedar court Hotel in Harrogate, where the generous revellers raised over £340 for York Teaching Hospital Charity; Green-tech’s chosen charity which cares for local hospitals from York to the Yorkshire Coast. They help by funding the extras to improve the healthcare facilities above and beyond the NHS to make patients feel better.

Chairman Richard Kay said,

“25 years in business is a big achievement and Rachel and I were delighted that so many people were able to join us at our celebratory open day.  It was a great opportunity to bring our customers and suppliers together and for them to meet the team behind the Green-tech machine. Guests got to see where it all happens and were amazed at the scale of our site and warehousing operation.  Many of our suppliers and customers have been trading with us for a long time and I appreciated the opportunity to thank them for their loyalty, commitment and support.”

The sun was shining and the day was a huge success. Green-tech has received numerous emails of thanks.

“In these days of challenging markets and economies, it is refreshing to be thanked, appreciated and rewarded as a supplier. Your hospitality was most enjoyable.  Darrington Quarries are extremely proud to work in close partnership with such a credible business as Green-tech. We would like to congratulate you all on the milestone of 25 years successful trading, and look forward to working with yourselves for the next 25 years and beyond.”

Darren Marchment, Darrington Quarries


“I was extremely impressed with the scale and quality of your facilities at Rabbit Hill. Everything was to a very high quality and very well maintained. You and your team have really made your mark on the industry and your success is partly due to your determination to ‘break the mould’ and do things the ‘Green-tech way’. We always enjoy working with you.”

Andy Chalmers, Melcourt Industries Ltd


“Thank you for a great day and your generous hospitality. It was very interesting to see your office set up and impressive yard.”

Fraser Kury, Coblands Landscapes Limited

“A big thank you for organising such a great event – great hosts.”

Andy Bradley, Flora-tec Ltd

“Thank you for your kind hospitality yesterday. A great day networking with both your suppliers and your customers followed by a very enjoyable evening. Looking forward to working with the Green-tech team going forward.”

Mark Pyrah, ICL Group

“Congratulations on the 25th anniversary of your business. Thank you for the invite to this celebration, much appreciated. It was good to meet your team and see the set-up you have. The professionalism and friendliness of the people of Green-tech shined through as usual. We look forward to our continued valued relationship.”

Jason Smith, Willerby Landscapes

“I’d like to thank you for looking after us so well this afternoon. We found it interesting and impressive and the hospitality was excellent.”

Gordon Eastham, University of York

“Thank you for the invite, it was an excellent day and the seminars were exceptional. I especially enjoyed the ArborRaft systems seminar.”

Damian Williams, Incommunities Ltd