Mike Lewis

Telephone: 01908312511 Email: iog@iog.org

Mike represents the voluntary sector.

He started his career in 1962 at a local nursey, eventually moving on to their landscaping unit. Mike then spent time gaining qualifications before returning to the nursey as a Landscape Contract Supervisor.  From here Mike moved to Shropshire County Council as a Team Leader, gaining a large amount of turfcare and machinery experience. It was during this spell that Mike gained his I.O.G. Int. Diploma in Turfculture. In 1995 Mike moved to a Wolverhampton newspaper group, Midland News Association, and spent 16 years as Head Groundsman looking after a number of sites. In the latter stages he helped train students at a local college in turfcare/landscaping, including students with learning difficulties, which he found extremely rewarding. Mike retired from full time employment in 2011.

Mike has been the Treasurer of the I.O.G. Shropshire Branch since 1981 and also helps organise the Midland Region, currently as Vice-Chairman and Treasurer.