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Claydon appoints field sales manager Farmer’s son Steve Newlove has joined UKbased agricultural machinery manufacturer Claydon as field sales manager for Scotland and the North of England. Brought up on the family farm near Harrogate in North Yorkshire, where his father operated an agricultural contracting business, Steve studied agricultural land management at Askham Bryan College near York. He then
worked on the 45ha holding from 1996 until it was sold in 2013. “Farming is a very relationship-based industry, in which the importance of good products, customer service and trust cannot be overstated,” says Mr Newlove. “Having worked on my family’s own farm and for a company which took on the Claydon franchise during my time there I know exactly what farmers and dealers want from Claydon products.”
New sales role for Colin Colin Grigor has been appointed as a territory manager to cover northern England and southern Scotland for Opico. Colin will add further strength to the sales team to reflect the company’s increasing customer base and portfolio of products, taking responsibility for all the Opico, Sky, He-Va, Strautmann and Maschio Gaspardo brands in the area. Charles Bedforth, Opico UK sales manager said: “Colin comes from a farming background
and joins Opico with a wealth of experience gained most recently at Ancroft Tractors and prior to that at Henderson Grass Machinery.” On his new appointment Colin said he was excited to be joining the team and to be selling a wide range of products from livestock forage and feeding, to cultivations and grassland equipment, as well as grain drying. “It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to picking up with dealers and customers across my area.” Colin will be based from home in Haddington, East Lothian.
Area sales manager for Scotland and the North Kioti UK has appointed Richard Green as area sales manager to cover Scotland and Northern England. Richard is based in central Scotland and brings with him considerable knowledge and experience of compact tractors
and the groundcare industry. He also has the advantage of already being familiar with the Kioti range of products having sold them successfully in his previous employment, says the company, as well experience in the agricultural and construction industries. For further details of the Kioti range of products, Richard can be contacted on 07876 593216.
Tom joins Tuckwells Tom Pine joined P Tuckwell Ltd at the beginning of April as group sales manager. He will be looking after sales across the Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area, helping to strengthen the dealership’s wellestablished branches in the region, says the business. Tom joined the company after
13 years working for a large, Suffolk based machinery wholesale and retail operation where he held roles within field sales, product management and regional sales management. He brings a wealth of knowledge gained from selling to farmers in both the local area and across the UK with a particular interest in combine harvesters, a sector Tuckwells says it is expanding in.
Health and safety knowledge Cross Compliance consultant CXCS has bolstered its Farm Safety service with the recruitment of Roy Sevier, who joins the company with 16 years experience within health and safety management. In his previous role he was responsible for conducting health and safety training and inductions for all staff ; regular inspections and maintenance of equipment;
internal and external training, as well as health surveillance of staff. CXCS managing director, Karen Powell said of the appointment: “Roy brings an extensive knowledge of working within health and safety to CXCS. This hands-on experience of working in-house within the sector adds another dimension to our team of experts and we can utilise his skills within this area to educate our customers as we strive to make agriculture a safer environment to work in.
Honorary doctorate Harper Adams University, Shropshire has awarded an honorary doctorate to Claas Group supervisory board chairperson, Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser. HRH Princess Anne conferred the award in her function as chancellor of the University during the celebrations marking the 200th Birthday of Thomas Harper Adams, founding patron of the University. In awarding the title, the University emphasised Mrs Claas-Mühlhäuser’s significant contribution to the international
economy and in particular the cultivation of new markets for agricultural machinery. This is the first honorary doctorate to be presented to Mrs ClaasMühlhäuser and her father, Helmut Claas, was present to observe the ceremony. Harper Adams enjoys very close ties with Claas through the Claas Foundation, which awards an annual engineering scholarship, and has sponsored PhD thesis and research work at the University. Claas UK also works closely with Harper Adams University for its industrial placement programme.
New focus for engineering association Christopher Cooper has recently been appointed president of the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA). In his new role, Mr Cooper, who is product marketing manager of lawn care brands Hayter and Toro, hopes to focus on encouraging more young people to pursue career opportunities in the industry, and helping to further promote and advance the interests of AEA members. “The AEA is all about diversification and making sure member companies have a voice from within the association,” he said. “As incoming president, I will be helping with the
development of the AEA and continuing the great work that has been done.” In addition, the AEA has announced that Robert Crook has joined the team in the role of technical and standards Engineer. This is a newly created position within the organisation to strengthen the existing Technical and Standards Group. Robert’s responsibilities will be primarily in the farm equipment sector supporting the industry’s input to global standards organisations and providing technical and standards support to AEA members.
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