SIMONE GALLON 1963-2018

Fencing & Landscaping News is sad to announce the recent passing of magazine Editor in Chief Simone Gallon.

The news has come as a big shock to all of her close family across Yorkshire as well as friends and long-time work colleagues.

Simone was a strong character who had forged a great reputation due to her fighting spirit and unwavering support of the companies and individuals who make up the fencing and landscaping industries. She was loyal to the end and an indomitable businesswoman who built up a successful publishing house.

She took over the reigns at Fencing & Landscaping News in the early 2000s transforming a little known trade magazine into a rapidly growing concern, something incredibly rare in this age of the internet.

The recent passing earlier this year of her mother weighed heavily on Simone’s life and the resulting emotional distress played a big part in her demise.

She was known and respected across the industry and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

The funeral of Simone will take place on Friday 6th July 12:20pm at Rawdon Crematorium in Leeds (LS19 6JP) with a wake afterwards at the Stansfield Arms on Apperley Lane in Bradford (BD10 0NP). All who knew her are welcome to attend and pay their respects.

Contact Ben on benwalton@fencing-news.co.uk   01274 610101