TWO stepbrothers from Knutsford hope to grow their new business across Cheshire with the help of a national brand.

James Crawford, 28, and Sam Horne, 22, have rallied together to set up a Lawn Perfection – an artificial grass installation specialist company – on Chester Road, Bucklow Hill.

The business idea was first planted in James’s mind when he visited the Grand Designs show in Birmingham and came across Grono Artificial Lawn.

Won over by the product, James decided he wanted to be involved.
James, who has a marketing background, roped in stepbrother of 16 years, Sam, who had plans to move to South Africa in November for work.

Sam had experience in the landscaping industry and, realising the potential, decided to stay put in Knutsford and launch the venture with James.

James Gilmartin, Sales Director of Grono Artificial Lawns, said: “Cheshire is one of our best selling regions for this product does exceptionally well her.

"I agreed to a meeting with Sam and James as they were purchasing large amounts of the product and was impressed with how proactive they are.

“They had a fabulous site on the A556 and Grono agreed that Cheshire needed a showroom and Knutsford was the perfect location.

“We currently work on a supply only basis; however, James and Sam have introduced a north west installation side of the business.

"The relationship has gone from strength to strength and now the Grono Artificial Grass centre is open for people to visit.”

For more information about Lawn Perfection and their services visit