In 1984, Dwellcourt was formed to acquire Silvermere Golf and Leisure Ltd as a diversification away from the original family fresh produce businesses. Kingswood Golf and Country Club and Doug McClelland Golf store were acquired in 1987.
In 1997 joint venture was started to run outside event catering which grew to become Bestpartiesever, the UK’s largest Xmas Party company. Dwellcourt agreed to sell their stake in 2016 to their JV partner who has continued to grow the business and since re-branded it as Eventist Group.
Golf Retail Group was formed in 2013 to merge Doug McClelland Golf Superstore, the busiest green grass golf Pro shop in Europe, with successful specialist internet retailers Left Handed Golf and Internet Golf Store. Left Handed Golf Ltd has become the dominant internet retailer and has since added a bricks and mortar site at Silvermere. IGS runs the concession for Men’s and Ladies golf clothing with House of Fraser online. 17th Events was launched in 2016 to organise high quality bespoke golf trips and events.
Dwellcourt has property management interests through its majority stake in Claredale Warehousing and is also associated with the Hilliard Group of Fresh Produce and catering supply companies. European Salad Company serves the UK’s main catering suppliers with the finest speciality produce direct daily from Rungis, Europe’s main fresh market in Paris and weekly from Milan. Hilliards is the original family business supplying fresh produce for catering and specialist retailers in the South East and it also runs livery stables.