GIMA AGM ushers in a strong Council for 2012/13
The GIMA AGM took place on 28 March at Barton Grange Garden Centre, Brock, and saw the introduction of the new Council for 2012 / 2013.
Outgoing President Richard Bence (Sales & Marketing Director, Tenax) handed over the GIMA Chain of Office to incoming President Nigel Thompson (Sales Director, Stewarts).
Vicky Nuttall (Forest Garden) assumed the role of Vice President. Andy Simmons (Procter Brothers) retained his position as Treasurer, and Maryanne Stokes (Vital Earth) took on the role of Secretary.
Returning to the GIMA Council for 2012 / 13 is Glynn Davis (Briers) who joins a further three new members: Nicola Bacon (Westland Horticulture), Sarah Oates (Strata Products) and Richard Pyrah (Kelkay).
Stepping down at the AGM were two longstanding Council members Fiona Carrington (William Sinclair) and Jane Lawler (Gardman). Both were thanked for their considerable support and service over the years.
Commenting, Nigel Thompson said
I’m delighted and honoured to be taking on the role of GIMA President and look forward to building on the excellent work carried out by my predecessor. The GIMA Council is stronger than ever, and I’m confident that together we’ll be able to bring some real benefits to the association and its members over the coming year.
A full list of current Council members is below.
||Tenax UK Ltd.
||Immediate Past President
||Garden Innovations Ltd.
||DLF Trifolium Ltd.
||Strata Products Ltd
||Suttons Consumer Products Ltd.
||The Stewart Co.