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Promotion for auctioneer level of responsibility across the entire business, while retaining the day-to-day running of the company’s sales. He says: “The vintage machinery market continues to draw crowds from across the world and I’ve been honoured to have sold some of the most important classic tractors over the past 12 months, including achieving a record price when a Matbro Mastiff fetched £86,100. “We have also carried out more on-site sales this year than ever before.”

New contact in the east ScanStone has appointed a new area sales manager for East Anglia. Based near Lakenheath, Suffolk, Ashley Simsey will be the new point of contact relating to the company’s complete product range, which includes bedmakers, bed-tillers, destoners, vegetable windrowers, potato harvesters and grass and haulm toppers. He will be the main representative and area manager for the whole of East Anglia

including Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Peterborough, dealing with parts, sales and service as well as conducting demonstrations. Ashley has a breadth of knowledge in the vegetable industry and practical experience as a mechanic repairing machinery, specifically potato equipment. ScanStone says that it’s looking forward to an “exciting” relationship and is delighted to be supporting and making this commitment to all its customers in the region.

New person at Nufarm Stefanie Hingley has been appointed marketing manager for Nufarm UK and Ireland. Stefanie graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science and an MBA in International Business Development. She has previously worked at Ecolab and most recently at Rothamsted-based Plant Impact. She has travelled

extensively in Asia, Australasia, South America and French Polynesia. “We are very pleased to welcome Stefanie to the team,” says Nufarm country manager for UK and Ireland, Toby Brown. “She brings a wealth of marketing expertise and experience to the company and she will ensure that we understand our customers’ needs even better. “Nufarm is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year, so it is an exciting time for us all,” he adds.

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Expansion for marketing team marketing activities with a specific focus on Kubota Engines. She joins the company with more than 30 years marketing experience with previous roles at Oxfordshire County Council, Entertainment UK and WH Smith. Shannon, Sophie and Victoria have been appointed as marketing assistants, taking responsibility for the agricultural, groundcare and construction divisions respectively. Karen says: “These new appointments will help create a more organised and structured marketing team to deliver Kubota’s dynamic marketing strategy, while also helping with the growing number of exhibitions and events that Kubota has committed to across all market sectors.”

Kubota UK has expanded its marketing team with four new appointments. Caroline Brown (above left), Shannon O’Connor (left), Sophie Sprowell (abve right) and Victoria Nemar (right) have joined the team, supporting Kubota’s marketing manager Karen Tipping. “In the last two years the team has increased from one to six people,” says Karen. “These key appointments will prove to be pivotal as we move forward.” Karen will continue to be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s marketing strategies. Meanwhile Caroline’s role is marketing executive with responsibility for managing the day-to-day

Growing business in the East and South East Paul Jinks has been appointed new territory sales manager for the East and South East for McConnel. An experienced salesman and demonstrator with more than 15 years in the industry, Paul will be responsible for the sale of McConnel’s Power Arms, mowers,

cultivation and remote control technology. McConnel’s UK sales manager Jonathan Webb says: “I’m delighted to welcome Paul to the team. He brings a wealth of agricultural expertise and sales experience to this role and will help us continue to grow business in the East and South East region.”

Trainee project engineer The Specialist Installations Division of Thurlow Nunn Standen has been strengthened with the appointment of Tristan Parish as trainee project engineer. Tristan has joined the team with many years’ experience of working in the farming sector, following his training

at Harper Adams College, says TNS. Based at SID’s office at Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Tristan will be assisting with all elements of project work, including site visits, planning, technical drawings and managing projects from conception through to completion. The Specialist Installations Division can be contacted on 01284 812060.

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Oliver Godfrey has been appointed to senior director at Cheffins, Europe’s largest machinery auctioneers. His promotion follows “outstanding results” for the vintage and on-site sales, the company says. Oliver is a well-known figure in the industry and has been employed by Cheffins for the past 11 years as a specialist in vintage tractors and farm machinery sales. He will now have a more strategic

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