Garden product retailers and manufacturer colleagues will be saddened to learn of the sudden death on Tuesday 1st March 2016 of Phil Kimberley.
One of the characters of our industry, Phil had worked for Erin and ICI Garden Products, before joining Solus Garden & Leisure where he built strong and lasting relationships with many accounts over the years.
Covering the Midlands, Wales and the West Country, he was totally committed to the companies he worked for yet equally committed to helping his customers build their businesses.
Knowing his products inside out and understanding the garden trade, Phil was renowned for building sales for his retail customers through promotions and deals that capitalised on potential business when trade was right.
Many of Phils' customers knew of his enjoyment of food, especially cake and at weekends he could often be found supporting his favourite football team Birmingham City.
A committed family man, Phil leaves wife Diana, daughter Sharlene and son Craig along with 4 grandchildren.
Phil and his wife had recently discovered the joys of cruises following his retirement after a short spell working for Stax Birmingham, helping build their garden products wholesale operation.
Phil's funeral will be held on 17th March at 11am at Redditch Crematorium, Bordesley Lane, Redditch, B97 6RR