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Pet Shop Staying In The Family

Chris Retires

8:05am 3rd April 2013

A family within a family firm's keeping the pet department going at Groves' nurseries at Bridport.

While pet shop manager Chris Thorber's retiring after 21 years with Groves, he'll be succeeded by his daughter Jo.

Chris started with C. W. Groves and Son back in 1991 as the nursery's delivery driver.  A few years later he took over the running of the pet shop when Mike House retired from Groves.   Ever since then Chris has build the pet shop up to be a vital part of the garden centre's business, becoming especially important this year with the lack of warm gardening weather!

Groves Nurseries Manager Charlie Groves said "Chris has made a great success of the pet shop due to good old fashioned values, customer service and great business sense.  He would never turn a customer away, it we didn't stock it he would get it in".

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