CMW Horticulture was founded in June 1989 as a joint venture between Austin Capes, Ian Metcalfe, Graham Ward and leading Dutch screens specialist Leen Huisman BV. David Markham joined the company as Financial Controller in 1991 and was appointed Financial Director in 2004. Ian, and David are still Directors today, with Technical Director Gordon Badham joining the Board in December 2015.
From humble beginnings in a small rented business unit and portacabin, CMW has built a strong financial base and now operates from freehold administrative and warehousing premises conveniently situated in E Yorkshire near the M62 with easy access to all UK and European customers and suppliers.
In April 2014, after 25 years of co-operation with Huisman, the shareholders decided that the time was right for the UK Directors to assume control and a deal was agreed to buy out the Huisman majority.
Since 2021 CMW is part of Bosman Van Zaal.
CMW’s leading position in the UK horticulture sector has been built on a commitment to maintaining loyal relationships with customers and partner suppliers alike. CMW suppliers meet the highest standards for quality and reliability.