New council elected at GIMA
Aspin’s partner GIMA – The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association held their AGM last week where they elected a new council for 2017/18. With many mutual clients, GIMA and Aspin work together with Aspin providing their sales reps and agents with our iPad ordering system, and GIMA offering a range of services.
More specifically, GIMA provide a number of resources to the gardening industry, including events, conferences, and award ceremonies – plus advising businesses on best suppliers and practices. Aspin have been working with GIMA since 2014, and we are pleased to see that several of our clients’ are represented on the board.
The 2017/18 council is as follows:
- Chris Ramsden, Hozelock
- Richard Pyrah, Kelkay
- Kate Ebbens, Cadix
- Nigel Thompson, Nigel Thompson Associates
- Matt Jackson, Briers Ltd
- David Carey, Mr. Fothergill’s Seeds Ltd
- Chris Holloway, Thompson & Morgan
- John Gomersall, Forest Garden
- Mark Butler, Town & Country
- Simon McArdle, Westland Horticulture
- Heather Culpan, Burgon & Ball
- Craig Hall, Deco Pak
The organisation also saw a steady rise in members with a net growth of 3% reported in 2016.
For more information about GIMA and the benefits of membership visit their website here.