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Oak Garden Centre

The show sees third generation hotelier of the internationally-renowned, Forte family dynasty and successful businesswomen, Alex Polizzi, turn her attention to family firms that have reached breaking point. She tackles both their financial failures and domestic dramas and tries to guide them back on to the path to success.

Established 30 years ago, Oak garden centre withered under the battering of last year's freezing winter and the poor financial management of dad David. It was forced into liquidation, leaving David and his wife Lynn distraught and in tears.

Son, Ross, stepped into relaunch the business but with no money to play with he is only keeping it afloat by maxing out his credit card. What's more, David is finding it impossible to let his son take the reins and the father and son's relationship is on the verge of total breakdown. The business can't move forward until their resentments are laid to rest.

Alex takes them to a stunning and successful National Trust property to understand how to turn themselves into a destination and calls in a leading retail expert to transform the site. But the real challenge is whether she can get father and son to work together rather than pulling the family apart. When Ross threatens to walk away from the business, can Alex find a way to give this family firm a future?

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Tue 19 Mar 2013 20:00


Role Contributor
PresenterAlex Polizzi
Series ProducerChloe Court
Series EditorDavid Vallance
ProducerBernie Schaeffer
DirectorBernie Schaeffer
Executive ProducerDan Adamson
Executive ProducerMelanie Leach