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Meet one of our Directors, Peter Mercer

Posted by Kayleigh on 21st Nov 2022

Meet one of our Directors, Peter Mercer

Peter, one of our Directors, visited World of Water Crawley earlier this week to catch up with colleagues and see the store’s recent updates.

Peter co-founded World of Water and today is proud of all of the nationwide centres and mail order department. He would like to thank you all for your support and custom over the years.

On his visit we managed to ask him a few questions about World of Water:

When did you start World of Water?

Technically we opened the doors to what was Romsey Water Garden Park back in 1984. So I guess the business is soon to be 40 years old!

What was your mission at the start?

We wanted to demonstrate water gardening in a show garden form and to make it accessible for everyone. Inspiration from Chelsea Flower Show but on a smaller scale.

What has been your proudest moment of the business?

There’s been a few over the years but a highlight that comes to mind is when we won the best show garden at Hampton Court and were awarded the prestigious Tudor Rose. This was in 2000.

If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out in business, what would it be?

I could chat for hours on this but you obviously need to put in A LOT of hard work, I mean a lot! And be persistent, the journey is like a rollercoaster so dig in and stay positive when times are tough but keep going…! 

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