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New challenge for Graham Graham Barnwell has been appointed UK and Ireland country manager for SDF. He has spent most of his career working with after-sales with SDF and its precursor the SLH Group. He was service manager until 2003 and then held various product and marketing roles before being made

Group UK marketing manager in 2010. With more than 15 years’ experience of sales and marketing within the SDF Group Graham has the credentials to take the company forward to face the numerous opportunities and challenges within the combine and small, medium and large horsepower tractor market sectors, says SDF.

Chief financial officer for Ernest Doe The directors of Ernest Doe & Sons have announced the appointment of Greg Forrest as chief financial officer. Greg is a chartered accountant who joined the company five years ago as financial controller. Previously he worked at Baker Tilly, now RSM UK, for 25 years, initially in the audit

team before specialising in corporate finance. Commenting on the appointment managing director Colin Doe, said: “Since joining the company, Greg has produced the management and statutory accounts. He has gained the trust of senior managers and his colleagues in the department. He was an obvious choice for CFO and has already made a positive impact.”

Retirement after 50 years’ service After 50 years of service at Massey Ferguson dealer Peacock & Binnington, agricultural technician Dave Oxley has retired from the company. On 16th August 1968, 16-yearold Mr Oxley joined the business at its busiest time of year – right in the middle of harvest. Now, half a century later, he has finally retired from his career with the Brigg-based company. “I took a week’s holiday after leaving school and signed up as an apprentice,” explains Mr Oxley, who comes from Barnetby le Wold in north Lincs. “My dad worked on a farm which dealt with Peacock & Binnington and I was really keen to work with tractors and machinery.”

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Group service manager at Tuckwells P Tuckwell Ltd is pleased to announce the addition of Andy Bugg as group service manager for the East. He is a key addition to the service department, bringing with him a strong aftersales background from within the agricultural machinery industry.  Working closely with group service manager for the West, Phil Hannah, Mr Bugg will be developing the company’s aftersales portfolio and focusing attention on enhancing the customer experience. His experience within the agricultural machinery Industry started in the workshops of Framlingham Tractors, Suffolk, and then to CNH where he provided product technical support to the

UK and ROI dealer network. Establishing a keen interest in business development, he then moved into the commercial team of Case IH and a territory-based service role working closely with the dealers, and then co-ordinating the service team in 2012. He was appointed as after sales business manager in 2013. After returning to the dealer network in 2016, Mr Bugg is also entering the final year of a Masters Degree programme. “I’ve been watching the Tuckwell business grow over the past few years and, inspired by James Tuckwell’s vision, I decided it was something I wanted to be part of,” commented Mr Bugg. “The senior management team is experienced, but fresh and motivated, and together I am sure we will achieve some great things.”

Movers and shakers Do you know of someone who is on the move in the agricultural industry? Whether they are starting a completely new role, a promotion within a business or perhaps a retirement after many years of dedicated service, let us know and we will do our best to include it on our popular ‘About People’ pages. Send in no more than 150 words and a (head and shoulders) picture of the person in question to (email) dominic@farmersguide.co.uk.

Throughout his career repairing and servicing machines in the workshop and out in the field, he has been heavily involved with MF tractors, combines and balers. “Everything has changed in farming compared with 50 years ago,” he comments. “Technology has really made a difference; tractors virtually drive themselves now and we use laptops to help diagnose faults. “When I first started, tractors such as the MF 100 Series were between 45–75hp. Now it’s an average of 200hp, with big models like the MF 8700 S at 400hp. “I’ve really enjoyed my time with Peacock & Binnington, but I’m ready for retirement after 50 years on the job,” Mr Oxley says, adding that he plans to “take a few days off and then hopes to do some part-time work – perhaps on a local farm”.

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PARTS MANAGER Required • Must have ability to manage Parts Department • Agricultural parts experience • Computer knowledge, Ibcos preferred • Ability to communicate effectively • Willingness to work as part of a team We are offering: • Competitive salary package • Interesting and varied work • In-house training • Be part of a friendly enthusiastic team • Pension Scheme Please apply by email, post or contact David Eley direct: email: david.eley@suffagri.co.uk David Eley, Suffolk Agri Centre Ltd, Fen Road, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2JS phone: 01359 232155

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