About Us

 

Overview
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 1,000 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.  Both the Warehouse and the Head Office are based in Nottingham, with our show room hosting Bonningtons products fully merchandised in a retail setting. Trade customers are welcome to visit the showroom, sample the products and meet the friendly sales team. To arrange a visit to come and see us, please contact your Account Manager, or simply give us a call.

 

In 2008 we opened our own office in Ningbo, China, with 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 our customers 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 offer our customers our competitive core range along with adidtions which add to the ranges.

 

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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