17 July 2023

Zest Boosts Its Involvement In Garden Trade Associations

Head of Commercial Development Simon Davison, at Zest Outdoor Living has been elected to the Board of GIMA.

Head of Commercial Development Simon Davison, at Zest Outdoor Living has been elected to the Board of GIMA. 

Commenting on his appointment, Simon said:

“As the senior manager responsible for commercial development for garden centre stockists and online retail partners at Zest, I am a passionate advocate for GIMA.  Zest has benefitted greatly from being a GIMA member, gathering market intelligence, networking, and gaining positive exposure as a brand.  As part of the Zest team, I am keen to further the relationship and become more deeply involved in all GIMA’s initiatives to support the garden industry in general.  I also know that Zest has much to offer GIMA in return.  My knowledge of dropship, and experience with the Sector Skills Council for Retail, combined with my knowledge of how Zest has benefitted from membership has given me real insight into the needs of fellow members, the opportunities GIMA can provide and how it engages with its membership.” 

Meanwhile, Zest Head of Business Support Alwyn Williams was part of the awards judging panel at Solex 2023.  Alwyn is a member of the Governing Council of the Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA).  Alwyn Williams has over thirty years’ experience in the garden trade industry, 28 of them with the P&A Group and the Zest brand.

Commenting on his 2023 role, Alwyn said:

Zest has always recognised LOFA as a representative for high quality brands in the garden leisure sector; and being a council member provides me with this great opportunity to be involved with Solex.

Zest was established in 2005 to bring high quality, sustainable timber garden products to garden centres, online retailers, builders’ merchants, and major purchasing groups across the UK. 

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