Alastair Lorimer memorial celebration service announced

Well-known garden centre figure Alastair Lorimer has died of cancer.

Alastair Lorimer
Alastair Lorimer

After gaining a degree from Reading University, he learned his core retail skills within the innovative Jardinerie group.

On joining specialist garden centre consultancy practice Malcolm Scott Consultants, he gained a certificate in strategic management, and worked with garden retail clients throughout the UK, Ireland, USA, Middle East and northern Europe.

He became the buying and marketing director for Jardinerie and then for Blooms of Bressingham Group where he was involved in the development of Bicester Avenue before Blooms was sold to the Wyevale group in March 2007.

A service of celebration of his life will be held at St John’s Church, Aston Cantlow on 11 July at 2pm.

Please wear bright colours. No flowers. Donations to be divided between the Shakespeare Hospice and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust may be left at the service or sent C/I A E Bennett & Sons, 34 Sheep Street, Stratford- Upon- Avon. CV37 6EE.


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