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Promoting online trading or buying a car. For me, trading grain is an obvious next step and I’m delighted to be in at the start of the revolution.” Graindex director and southcoast farmer Andrew Huxham says: “Patrick’s experience and the respect he commands in the industry will be a huge asset as we drive the business forward, we’re delighted to have him on board.”

Service and technical training manager An after-sales service specialist with extensive manufacturer and dealer experience has joined the team at AgriArgo UK Ltd, the distributor of Landini, McCormick and Valpadana tractors in the UK and Ireland. John Jackson has been appointed national service manager to oversee all aspects of dealer after-sales back-up; he also takes on the role of technical training manager with responsibility for delivering an expanded programme of

training courses for dealer service technicians. “John has joined us with a great deal of experience under his belt from working for several large dealerships carrying front-line agricultural tractor and machinery franchises,” said AgriArgo UK general manager and sales director, Ray Spinks. “That experience will be invaluable in helping our dealers support their customers by providing in-depth technical advice and information, and ensuring our own field service personnel are equipped to backup the dealer service teams.”

Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd is a long established family owned and managed agricultural machinery dealer and a main distributor of AGCO products including Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt & Valtra. We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:


We have recently been awarded the Merlo franchise and we are therefore keen to recruit Service Technicians with previous experience of repairing forklifts to support the range.

AGRICULTURAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN (SPRAYERS) Predominantly field based to cover East Anglia




For full details, please visit the Company’s website: www.tnsgroup.co.uk Alternatively, call Sally Tew (01353) 863038 or Adrian Brown (01394) 382801 in confidence Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd Head Office at Wisbech Road, Littleport, Cambs CB6 1RA

Neil Crichton has joined Kuhn as parts and amenity pro specialist for Scotland and the North of England. He takes responsibility for the promotion, supply and delivery of Kuhn genuine parts and the sales and technical support of Kuhn’s pro range of amenity, horticultural and landscape maintenance equipment. Neil is an experienced agricultural and ground care machinery specialist with a background in sales, servicing and parts supply. He joins Kuhn from R&L Miller Ltd of Dalry where he was parts manager for the company’s agriculture, construction, landscaping and engineering plant hire business.  Edward Jones has been appointed as Kuhn’s demonstrator driver for the UK.  Based at the company’s Telford headquarters, Edward will support the dealer network through the delivery and demonstration of machines. Edward has a wide experience of the agricultural sector having previously worked throughout the UK, New Zealand and the USA in a range of roles varying from farm contracting to haulage and machinery maintenance. The company has also expanded

its UK team with the appointment of three new technical product support engineers. Miles Metcalfe and Thomas Sloan (below) will be working directly with the dealer network to provide technical support across all Kuhn products as well as handling technical enquiries, modification programmes, warranty claims and customer training. Miles graduated from Harper Adams University in 2014 with a Masters in agricultural engineering. Thomas joins having spent two years in Australia working at the Claas Harvest Centre and on a 14,000ha cropping farm. Before this he worked for James Gordon Engineers in south-west Scotland as an agricultural technician before studying land-based engineering at SRUC Barony. A Harper Adams graduate in agricultural engineering, Edward Worts has held a similar role at Kuhn Saverne in France. In addition to a training role, he’ll be working alongside the aftersales team to provide product support.

Sales and after care role for Jason Jason Weston has joined Collings Brothers as sales and after care manager, looking after both Abbotsley and Brigstock depots. Prior to joining the company,

Jason worked as a territory sales manager at Great Plains UK, specialising in machinery sales and soil management. He has a wealth of knowledge within agriculture, coming from a farming background with experience working in dealer sales and for manufacturers.

A step into sales Front loader and implement manufacturer Quicke has appointed William Ellis as the new account manager for Wales and the West Midlands. The son of a Welsh sheep farmer, William has extensive experience in product support across the globe, with his most recent role being New Holland area service manager for Japan. After spending much of his

working life abroad, he’s looking forward to being back on home turf. William says: “I wanted a new challenge, and I’m looking forward to forging relationships with the dealers, and selling a great range of quality products.” He succeeds Edward Grierson following his promotion to UK sales manager. Edward says: “I have every faith in William, and his broad technical background will put him in good stead for a successful career in sales.”

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Online graintrading portal Graindex is expanding with the appointment of Patrick Bidwell with the remit to boost grower and merchant engagement. He says: “We are all used to being able to do pretty much everything online now, whether that’s booking a holiday, banking

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