Membership ambassador Colin Wetherly-Mein has announcement his retirement from the Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA).
Wetherly-Mein has worked in the garden retail industry for 48 years, having worked for Tufflink, Hurn Bros., and more recently, Vitax, where Wetherly-Mein spent 27 years. During this time Wetherly-Mein also played an integral role on the GIMA Council, eventually becoming president in 2015.
After his first retirement from Vitax in 2012, Wetherly-Mein wanted to keep supporting the industry by working closely with the team at GIMA through his role as membership ambassador; a role created with Wetherly-Mein in mind. During his time with the association, Wetherly-Mein has supported many GIMA members starting out in the sector, providing advice and information about how to succeed.
Vicky Nuttall, GIMA director says: “Colin has been a great support to our members and also to me personally during my time at GIMA. There is no question that we’ll miss his energy and enthusiasm for our industry. I know that everyone who Colin has worked with over the years will want to wish him a very long, happy and heathy retirement.”
Although Colin Wetherly-Mein is retiring from GIMA, he continues to work as a trustee for charity Greenfingers.