We Are Nini Group

Nini is a brand familiar to all rose buyers both in Holland on the auctions and in the retail markets in Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, The USA and Japan. Nini is supplied solely by two farms, Nini Limited and Lamorna Limited. Both farms are situated next to each other on the southern shores of Lake Navaisha in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. The total area under production is 44 hectares. Over 15 varieties of roses acceptable to the direct markets are grown offering a diverse colour range including reds, whites, yellows, oranges, pinks, cerises and bi-colours. The farms replace 25% of crops each year to keep up to date with the latest varieties and to maintain economic and physical viability of plants. Nini exports an average of 110 million stems a year of varying lengths depending upon market demand. For over 10 years, roses have been packed at source in packhouses on both farms.

Our Farms

 

Lamorna

Lamorna

Lamorna Ltd was started in 2003 by William and Fiona Coulson. It now comprises 21 hectares of roses grown in greenhouses, some in hydroponics and some in the soil. The farm employs just under 500 people. Seventy percent of the workforce have been with Lamorna from its inception including the senior management. Water is recycled and put back in to the fertigation system.

 

Nini

Nini

Nini Ltd was started in 1996 by Terry Coulson, Mike Higgins, Herman Stokman and Anton Pouw. It was the first purpose built rose farm in Kenya. Originally the farm grew roses for the Dutch Auctions, but since 2011, the farm has changed its varieties and ethos and become a key supplier to retail multiples. It employs 500 people. Again, all roses are grown in greenhouses and the entire farm is under hydroponics with a closed fertigation system.

Our Staff

The two farms provide employment for 1,000 people. Both operate lean management structures with short reporting lines enabling decisions and actions to be made quickly and efficiently. As both farms are family owned and run businesses, there is much interaction between all personnel on the farms. The farms work very closely together with regular meetings between managers and supervisors to discuss growing techniques, spray regimes, fertigation and post harvest procedures. There is a policy for regular training of all staff, some inhouse and some utilising outside professionals. Although staff are not housed on the farms, housing allowances are paid to all employees and transport is provided to and from work. Canteens have been built on the farms and these provide a meal for all employees. Free medical facilities are available on both farms with full time nurses.

Lamorna Ltd has its own SACCO, a body set up by employees to provide financial assistance for employees enabling them to buy land, build houses and educate their children.

Lamorna

Lamorna

Nini

Nini

Blog

Identifying the need to improve quality to retain market share

Monday, 12th August 2019

Identifying the need to improve quality to retain market shareSunday, 1st January 2017Our market is continually changing. We are forever being squeezed on price and yet our costs continue to increase year on year. We are now just under 50 hectares, and have become a major supplier in the direct sales market. We are very aware that we need to improve quality to retain our market share. Competition is getting greater all the time.We have identified the necessity to red... READ MORE

Medical Care at Nini Flowers

Wednesday, 9th May 2018

Medical Care at Nini FlowersSunday, 1st January 2017Nini and Lamorna between them employ 1,000 people. We consider it our duty to assist in medical care and education as much as we can. Certain medical checks are compulsory in our line of business. These are as follows:An annual check up to determine any presence of a work-related disease.On Lamorna this was last carried out in October 2017. 410 employees were examined and non had an occupational disease.Annual eye check up... READ MORE

Lamorna's Fair Trade Day

Monday, 23rd April 2018

Lamorna’s Fair Trade DaySunday, 1st January 2017On Saturday 21 st April 2018, Lamorna’s Fair Trade (Lamofair) Committee organised a fair trade awareness day. The purpose of such a day is to increase people’s awareness of fair trade and the benefits that can be gained from it.As we are relatively new to fair trade, our present goals are to improve living standards of employees and their families. This is being achieved through:provision of certain household ite... READ MORE

Winning the Dutch Flower Group Award for best Foreign Supplier

Tuesday, 2nd January 2018

Winning the Dutch Flower Group Award for best Foreign SupplierSunday, 1st January 2017In November 2017, Nini won the award for the Best Foreign Supplier to the Dutch Flower Group. We were surprised and humbled to receive this having taken into account the level of competition from all over the world. The DFG is supplied by approximately 100 overseas suppliers. Its turnover is Euro 1.5 billion annually. Nini won the award for its consistency of supply, consistency of product and its l... READ MORE

Accreditations

As Nini supplies retail multiples directly, both farms have had to gain certain accreditations. These include Kenya Flower Council Silver award (Nini Limited), MPS A, MPS SQ, MPS GAP and Fair Trade (both Nini and Lamorna). Maintaining the standards required for the accreditations is an on going process and annual audits are carried out by all accreditation bodies. The accreditations cover both good agricultural practice and providing a safe and caring environment for all employees. Local facilities, such as schools and hospitals, are supported by the farms. The farms also carry out annual self audits for NEMA (National Environmental Management Authority).

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Contact Us

Lamorna

Lamorna

 

00 254 722 564 089

fiona@lamornaflowers.com

Lamorna Limited, PO Box 1913,
Naivasha, 20117, Kenya

Nini

Nini

 

00 254 723 786 003

billyc@niniltd.com

Nini Limited, PO Box 569,
Naivasha, 20117, Kenya