Welcome to Business Improvement Groups

“Attending the BIG meetings, discussing issues with peers and then deciding on a course of action gives me the confidence to make the changes I need to when I get back to my business.”

10 BIG advantages

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There are many advantages to getting involved with BIG, the whole concept is about sharing, benchmarking and learning from each other.

Come and join us!

WSA Consultency

We would love it if you joined us. There are six BIG meetings each year, and we would like to invite you to join us at our next meeting as our guest.

Current projects

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The BIG members are currently collaborating on a number of projects and bids  to strengthen their businesses

Sharing what is best

Garden Centre Blog

A staggering 3000 people looked at our Garden Centre Blog last year. Our blog is where we share best practice, ideas, tips, advice and our latest thinking.

Part of WSA...

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BIG is a part of Waring Stewart Associates, Business Consultants who work with Garden Centres, Cafes and Third Sector Organisations.

If you love plants...

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The Plant Enthusiast is a place where we eat, sleep, live and dream plants. The Plant Enthusiast is the blog for all plant lovers.