Chris Ramsden takes over as GIMA president

The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association's AGM took place on 14th April at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, with over 80 members in attendance.

Chris Ramsden and Colin Wetherley-Mein
Chris Ramsden and Colin Wetherley-Mein


During the proceedings the following appointments were announced:
  • Chris Ramsden of Hozelock was voted in as GIMA president
  • Richard Pyrah of Kelkay was voted in as vice president
  • Kate Ebbens of Cadix has taken on the role of honorary decretary

In addition to the existing council of

  • Colin Wetherley-Mein, Vitax
  • Matt Jackson, Briers
  • Rainer Schubert, The Scotts Miracle-Grow Co.
  • David Carey, Mr. Fothergill’s Seeds
  • Chris Holloway, Apta
  • John Gomersall, Forest Garden
  • Jason Perrin, LG Harris
  • Mark Butler, Town & Country
  • Simon McArdle, Westland Horticulture

New council members have been nominated to take on responsibilities of council membership representing the views of the members, and they are:

  • Heather Culpan, Burgon & Ball
  • Craig Hall, Deco Pak
  • Tara Truman, Outback BBQs
GIMA has had 14 new members joining since the start of the year, including two associate members.

New full members to GIMA include The Patio Black Spot Company, Knauf Insulation, Hum Partnership, Halewood International, BBQ Gourmet, Belstane, Bathgate Silica, Jardi d’Jo, Outback International, European Garden Products Husqvarna and Paroh.  New associate members included Lawler Associates and PP8 Marketing.

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