James Mitchell, head of key accounts at Westland Horticulture for the last 6 years, looks set to leave and become an independent agent for the South West.
In all, he has worked for nearly 18 years with Westland, with a spell as head of sales at Fiskars in the middle.
James Mitchell has a young family and has given his reason for leaving as wanting to spend less time away from home.
His business will be called JBM Sales Ltd. He has already signed up one high profile brand to represent, although he has not revealed who.