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Carrick Sports acquires Phil Day Sports

Carrick Sports acquires Phil Day Sports: STRI Group’s construction division, Carrick Sports, has expanded its UK operation by acquiring leading sports turf contractor Phil Day Sports Ltd (PDS).

Due to high demand for Carrick Sports services, the Glasgow-based business has strengthened its UK footprint by taking on Phil Day Sports’ employees, machinery, offices and existing client contracts. It will operate solely under the Carrick Sports Construction brand from January 20th 2020, working within STRI Group’s Plan-Design-Build-Operate model.

Carrick Sports acquires Phil Day Sports

The acquisition will allow Carrick Sports to operate from two regional offices in Glasgow and now Worcester, significantly expanding its reach and capabilities across the UK and overseas. Carrick Sports will continue to offer a first class, cutting-edge construction service to create playing surfaces and sports & amenity facilities of the highest standard.

Carrick Sports’ managing director, Stewart Aird, said: “We are really pleased to be welcoming the PDS team to the Carrick Sports and STRI Group. These are exciting times for Carrick Sports. We are growing our global footprint and bringing more world class services and talented people to the sports industry.”

Phil Day Sports operated for over 20 years as a sports turf contractor and specialist in the sports amenity sector. Working alongside a wide range of customers, including Premier League football clubs, county cricket teams, top class rugby and golf clubs and leading independent schools. Existing PDS clients can be assured a smooth transition to Carrick Sports, with all assets, and staff, being retained.

PDS business development manager, Toby Grace, said: “I see the acquisition as a fantastic opportunity to grow the Carrick Sports brand across the UK and beyond. We’ve secured staff jobs and plan on creating more in the future, so I’m delighted that Phil Day’s staff will become part of Carrick’s ongoing expansion strategy.”

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John Deere dealer Sherriff acquires Greenlay

John Deere dealer Sherriff acquires Greenlay: John Deere agricultural and turf dealer Thomas Sherriff & Co Ltd, whose headquarters are based at Haddington in East Lothian, has bought the professional turf business of Greenlay Ltd in Cramlington, south Northumberland.

This development extends the dealership’s trading area and takes to seven the total number of Sherriff outlets serving customers from the River Forth in Scotland, down through the Borders to Durham in north-east England and reaching out west to the Cumbrian border.

John Deere dealer Sherriff acquires Greenlay

Sherriff’s head office site at Backburn in Haddington, which replaced the previous facility in Dunbar at the beginning of 2017, brought both the dealership’s agricultural and turf divisions under the same roof for the first time. The other Sherriff outlets are based at Alnwick, Coldstream, Hexham, Jedburgh and Stow.

All 17 Greenlay employees have transferred to the renamed Sherriff Cramlington business, with outlet manager Eric Pattinson continuing to lead the dealership’s experienced sales, service and parts team.

“Originally founded by David Lowes and his wife Judith in 1972 before becoming John Deere Limited’s first professional groundscare dealer in 1986, Greenlay is а well-established, successful family business,” said John Deere Limited division sales manager Chris Meacock. “We would like to thank the Lowes family and especially Geoff Lowes for their commitment to John Deere over the past 33 years – it’s great to see this positive outcome for his team.”

Sherriff managing director Colin Weatherhead added: “This is а key addition to our business and а great fit for our organisation. Following the development of our head office at Haddington as part of our overall expansion and restructuring plans, this latest acquisition represents another considerable investment in our business, allowing us to expand our geographical presence in the north-east of England and the Durham area.

“Most importantly, this means that we will now bе serving our total John Deere area of responsibility with both agricultural and turf equipment, from the Forth to Teesside and out to the Cumbrian border. It ensures that we can maintain the highest level of support to our customers in both the important business sectors of agricultural and professional turf equipment sales and service.”

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John Deere Acquires OnLink

John Deere Acquires OnLink: Highlighting the company’s focus on golf course technology solutions, John Deere has announced the acquisition of OnLink, an industry-leading golf course performance optimisation software platform based in the US. As a result, John Deere will acquire the OnLink platform and service agreements with all existing OnLink customers.

OnLink is a cloud-based golf course management platform that enables golf courses to collect data and manage equipment, labour, water, chemicals, nutrients and playing conditions.

John Deere Acquires OnLink

“We know that data-driven decision making is key to improving agronomic outcomes and financial returns for our golf customers,” says Manny Gan, John Deere’s director of global golf sales and marketing. “This acquisition allows us to continue developing the OnLink platform with the data knowledge we’ve already built, to deliver insightful information to our customers.”

John Deere first began its relationship with OnLink in 2017 when it announced a collaboration with the company. With this acquisition, OnLink will become integrated into John Deere’s suite of technology solutions.

John Deere Acquires OnLink

“We are proud and honoured to have an industry leader acquire our software platform,” says Walt Norley, OnLink founder and CEO. “Current and future OnLink users will have the benefit of John Deere, and its strong dealer network, to scale up the platform for further value and efficiency.”

To learn more about John Deere Golf and OnLink services, visit www.JohnDeere.com/Golf.

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