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RECRUITMENT and About People Tel: 01473 691888 email: classified@farmersguide.co.uk www.farmersguide.co.uk/situations-vacant

New business starts venture with McCormick Terry Coles, formerly of dealership JG Plant, has been tempted out of retirement to help create a new business selling farm machinery – and has already attracted a highprofile franchise for McCormick tractors. Terry supplied hundreds of tractors and implements to farmers and contractors through JG Plant, which he sold in 2014. The dealership was placed into administration at the end of last year, leaving customers in the Bridgend area and beyond without a local source of parts and servicing for their machines. Terry agreed to help set up TC Agriculture

with workshop technicians Will Lean and David Howells (who is also involved in sales), and parts/ stores manager Steve Evans. The business operates from the Brackla Trading Estate in Coity near Bridgend and immediately began supplying service consumables, replacement parts and other small but essential items that farmers need day-to-day. It also provides repairs and routine servicing. While the company intended to only trade in used tractors and machinery, Terry says the opportunity to take on McCormick was “irresistable”.

Area Sales Manager

Ernest Doe & Sons Ltd – Colchester, Essex

Ernest Doe is looking for an Agricultural Machinery Area Sales Manager for our Colchester branch. The ideal candidate: will have a sound knowledge of the agricultural sector and its machinery, as well as a proven sales track record. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships both internally and with customers are essential. The successful applicant will be organised, selfmotivated and target-driven. Benefits: The role offers an attractive salary and commission package. Benefits include: workplace pension, life insurance, company vehicle and staff discount in country stores. Further information: Please see www.ernestdoe.com/jobs. Applications: To apply, please submit your CV with a covering letter to: johnmcloone@ernestdoe.com Applications will be processed promptly; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

(from left) David Howells, Chris Hughes, McCormick area sales manager for Wales and north-west England, Terry Coles and Steve Evans.


Need to fill a vacancy?

Farm Manager (office) Wanted A long-standing farm manager at Gibbon Farms (a large arable & contracting business), will be retiring in Dec. 2019. We are searching for a full-time person. This is mainly an office-based position, but with a requirement to drive tractors at busy times. The prospective applicant will be expected to work on the following:

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Gatekeeper (arable program) – input records Red Tractor Produce Scheme Assist with cash-flow and crop prices monitoring Stock valuations for year end accounts.

Some training for this position will be provided. However, it is essential that any applicant has a basic understanding of, and experience within, the UK agricultural business. A small 3 bedroom cottage may be available for a suitable candidate. Initial contact may be made either to manager@gibbonfarms.co.uk or lorna@gibbonfarms.co.uk, or by phone to Gibbon Farms, Great Bentley, Colchester. Tel: 01206 250 243


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