About Us


Bonningtons has been operating since 1967, during which time we have grown to become one of the UK's largest importers and distributors of wholesale gardening, home and leisure products.  With around 2,500 products warehoused in the UK, we supply a broad spectrum of businesses, from  high street retail chains,  garden centre groups and independent retailers right through to cash and carry wholesalers, large internet retailers, and trade professionals.

 

Under the leadership of Managing Director, Ian Fisher, our company has built its reputation on "Simply Great Selling Products", 100% focussed on offering the most competitively priced best-selling products in the market place, coupled with excellent stock availability and unbeatable levels of service.  Our 250,000 sq. feet warehouse in Nottingham has over 20,000 pallet spaces, meaning there is always a steady supply of stock that can be turned around the same day for next day delivery. The Nottingham Head Office also houses an 8,000 sq. feet show room, where all Bonningtons products are displayed, fully merchandised in a retail setting.  Trade customers are welcome to visit the showroom, sample the products and meet the friendly sales team.  Click here  to find out more and arrange a visit.  

 

In 2008 we opened our own office in Ningbo, China, with 26 staff responsible for managing the complete supply chain. They ensure products meet specified quality standards and are shipped at the right time, whether into stock in the UK, or direct to the customer worldwide.

 

The New Bonningtons

Known primarily for the Kingfisher range of value home and garden products, Bonningtons underwent a major rebrand in 2016, launching 1000 new products and 6 premium brands, and in doing so changed the misconception that we are a small business selling only to discounters.  That's not to say Kingfisher is no more.  The range continues to run alongside the new brands, so that as a company we can continue to grow our customer base by offering a strong "good - better - best" hierarchy.  

 

On the rebrand, Managing Director Ian Fisher said "Early in 2016 we were named as one of the UK's 100 fastest growing SMEs, with turnover increasing by 60% in the past 3 years.  We have done this by successfully identifying Simply Great Selling Products.  The next stage in our development is to provide more quality brands and develop new customer channels - focussing additionally on garden centres.  This is why we returned to Glee to launch our 2017 programme and will continue to source product that appeals to the higher end garden centre market.  The rebrand has enabled us to develop new brands that complement the existing Kingisher ranges, and to build trade relationships with new customers and markets which had been previously inaccessible."

 

Core Values

It's important that customers know that the rebrand represents more than just new logos and livery.  The new Bonningtons permeates throughout the business, with a change in attitude from Director level downwards, and a new way of working, based around the company's three core values, which are central to the success of Bonningtons.  These core values are:

 

Quality.   This is at the centre of the business - quality in products, service levels, sales and marketing and in business relationships with customers.

Integrity.  This means doing the right thing for employees and customers.  We have a similar professonal approach to all business activity.

Trust.  We work hard to deliver on promises and put the necessary resources in place to make sure customers can rely on us.

 

Mission Statement

Throughout the rebrand and new change in direction of Bonningtons, our mission remains the same:

 

"To give our customers the best quality products in the marketplace so that they can be successful and in turn we can carry on doing what we love, creating Simply Great Selling Products"

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