A NORTH Yorkshire-based nursery is celebrating achieving quality re-accreditation for the 30th year in a row - alongside reaching its centenary year.

The family-run business, Johnsons of Whixley, has secured the ISO 9001 Quality Management, which they have achieved since 1991. The company have also re-achieved ISO 14001 Environment Management standards since April 2010.

The firm supplies between five and six million plants throughout the UK each year, with their plants embellishing their surroundings and making a positive contribution to the environment.

Graham Richardson, managing director at Johnsons of Whixley, said: “We are proud and delighted to have achieved the BSI ISO Quality accreditation for the 30th year in a row.

"It demonstrates our dedication to adhering to an external system of quality management and environmental standards to ensure the best quality products and services to current, new and potential customers."

The ISO 9001 Quality Management is a clearly defined set of business processes, which defines Johnsons’ commitment to creating products and services following pre-defined standards. The accreditation is internationally recognised and one of the most popular international quality management systems.

Meanwhile, the ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system for businesses.

Johnsons have invested in three new electric 4 x 4 Hisun buggies this month. The vehicles will be trialled on the nurseries five sites with a view to replace all dumper trucks by 2025. One charge can last a full working day and will be used to tow trailers and bespoke equipment.

"The new electric buggies are a great addition and will reduce costs and further enhance our environmental credentials significantly in years to come", Mr Richardson added.

Johnsons celebrated 100 years of the firm in June this year- during which they have supplied around 220 million plants.