We’re extremely proud to have been working with The Eden Project for more than 14 years. Since the full site opened in 2001 it’s drawn millions of visitors from across the world wanting to catch a glimpse of the famous and iconic biomes, as well as the thousands and thousands of plants housed within.
Whilst you will almost certainly know what the Eden Project is, you might not know that it’s also home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest! Here’s how we’ve been helping them with their stocktaking…
The importance of Eden’s business arm
At a time when climate change and the way we all live our lives impacts on the environment has never seen more television and newspaper coverage, the promotion of a more sustainable future and educating our children is central to the work of The Eden Project.
The retail side of the business, through the sale of ethical, sustainable and recycled gifts is an important revenue driver in helping to reach their goals.
With the high volume of visitors and changing nature of their seasonal exhibitions, the gift shop’s ranges change regularly. This makes stocktaking all the more important — and challenging. Before working with Abacus Valuers, the management team at The Eden Project were wary of using stocktaking companies due to bad experiences in the past.
Building trust to provide the best results
As a stock taker we’re not just about numbers on spreadsheets; our goal is to add value to the bottom line, so in order to do that we take time to understand the businesses we’re working with, no matter how large or small. It’s this approach that means many of our clients continue to use us year after year, and it’s exactly what we did for the Eden Project.
We made the effort to demonstrate how we could assist them in the overall development of their business — ultimately to support the amazing conservation and education work being done at The Eden Project.
Cassie Boyle, Eden Project’s Retail Manager, said: “I have worked with Abacus Valuers for a number of years now and built up a strong relationship with them. They are easy to communicate with and tailor the stocktake to our needs. I have always found Abacus Valuers to be efficient and most importantly, thorough.”
For more information on our tourism stocktaking services please give our team a call on 01637 874609 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.