Within horticulture and garden retail, we’ve all known for some time that Lovania Nurseries Limited is an inspirational company.  Now it has been rubber-stamped by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) as it has been listed in the Top 1000 UK Businesses that Inspire Britain.

Renowned as growers and suppliers of alpines, bulbs, bedding and shrubs into the multiple and independent garden retail trade, Lovania Nurseries are one of 91 businesses across the North West who have been named in this prestigious “high achievers” list.

Inspiring Britain

“Business competence, professionalism and growth at the heart of Lovania” – Charmay Prout, Managing Director, Lovania Nurseries Limited

Now in its fifth year, the publication of this LSEG report is a celebration of the UK’s most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses.    Charmay Prout, Managing Director of Lovania Nurseries and the second generation of the family-run business, said: “Such a great honour to not only be listed at the pinnacle of business within the North West region, but to hold our own as a rapidly-growing, forward-thinking and professional company in the top 1000 nationwide.  Business competence, professionalism and growth are – quite literally – at the heart of the Lovania team’s make-up and our success in continually achieving these high standards is one which I am extremely proud of.”

Championing British business

“SMEs are the heartbeat of our economy, driving jobs and growth. Their dynamism plays a huge part in the UK’s ability to innovate and export” – Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange plc

Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc also added:“We warmly congratulate all of the companies identified in this year’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report. Five years on, the report continues to demonstrate the strength and diversity of British businesses across the country. These dynamic companies are the backbone of our economy, playing an important role in the UK’s ability to innovate, export and grow. This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange Group’s broader campaign to support UK high growth companies. We are committed to championing British businesses and Britain’s dynamic entrepreneurial spirit.”

Challenges facing SMEs

Notable names among the 91 from the North West region include Carrs Foods, audio branding agency PHMG and aseptic transfer valve manufacturer ChargePoint Technology.  Companies in the North West are the fastest growing, with 232 per cent annual average revenue growth.

The report also examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs, trends, sector-specific elements and the future for the UK economy.  You can download a copy of the full report here.