After leaving school in 1992 Will studied Game, Wildlife and Habitat Management at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, before joining his family business, Armitage’s Garden Centres in 1997 after a year working on the shop floor at Barton Grange Garden Centre at Woodford, now a Notcutt’s Garden Centre.
Will joined the GCA Exec in 2001 as The GCA’s North East Chairman before becoming a directly elected board member and finally Chairman from 2014 to 2016. In 2015 Will sold his 173 year old family business to Wyevale Garden Centres but remained as GCA Chairman.
Will now sits on the board of the GCA as Past Chairman and is due to stand down at the 2018 AGM. Will now spends his time with his family, perusing various hobbies and volunteering for various charities and became a trustee for the GCA Trust in 2015.
Chairman of GCA 2014-16