Colin leaves Pinkie Farm

AWARD-WINNING Nisa retailer Colin Smith has announced he is leaving the business he started almost four years ago.

Pinkie Farm Convenience Store in Musselburgh began as Smith’s concept, but last month he announced he had sold his stake to fellow investor and business partner Lindsay Sands.

He said: “Pinkie has taken up the past four years of my life and it’s been a joy to put into practice my ideas and advice that I had been giving to retailers over the previous 15 years working in the wholesale sector.

“I admit that it’s not been an easy ride and I have respect for every independent retailer out there.”

He said he was looking forward to a break before seeking new opportunities.

Dan Brown, previously of Giacopazzi’s Kinross, will take the helm as Pinkie Farm’s managing director.