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Technical Area Sales Manager

Join Our Team as a Technical Area Sales Manager

Technical Area Sales Manager

Technical Area Sales Manager

About the Role:

ICL Turf & Landscape in the UK & Ireland is seeking a high-calibre Technical Area Sales Manager to support our growth and serve our customer base in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, and Sussex.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver exceptional sales and technical support to turf managers and distributors.
  • Develop and maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Identify and capitalise on new business opportunities within the turf and landscape sectors.
  • Provide technical advice on our range of products, including fertilisers, wetting agents, plant protection products, and grass seeds.
  • Deliver exceptional sales and technical support to turf managers and distributors.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary: Plus performance-based bonus.
  • Company Car: For business and personal use.
  • Annual Leave: 26 days of paid leave per year.
  • Pension Scheme: Contributory scheme to secure your future.
  • Healthcare: Subsidised private medical and dental insurance.
  • Career Development: Excellent opportunities for growth and advancement within a global business.
  • Training: Ongoing product training to ensure your success.

About You:

  • Experience: Proven track record in technical product sales within the turf and landscape sectors, or experience as a successful turf manager.
  • Knowledge: Strong understanding of turf management practices, backed by an industry-recognized qualification in a relevant discipline.

Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage confidently and professionally in various environments.

Flexibility: Willingness to travel and spend time away from home as needed.

About Us:

ICL Group, with over 12,000 employees globally, is a world leader in the production and distribution of professional horticulture, turf and landscape, and specialty agricultural products. In the UK & Ireland, ICL Turf & Landscape provides innovative solutions and expert advice to help our clients achieve the best results. Our well-known brands are supported by the strength and resources of a global business, ensuring we remain at the forefront of the industry.

How to Apply:

Please email your résumé and application letter to Jean Vanvuuren at jean.vanvuuren@icl-group.com by Friday 5th July.

New Sales manager appointment for Simon Richard

New Sales manager appointment for Simon Richard: Simon Richard Ltd have confirmed the appointment of Will Davies as Southern Area Sales Manager.

Commenting on the appointment Simon says, “Will has a huge wealth of knowledge and respect within the Agricultural and Groundcare markets. I first met him twenty eight years ago when we were both working for a Batwing and Flail Manufacturer. He then went to work for a John Deere dealer and since then has been working with another manufacturer whose range also included Batwings and Flail Mowers.

New Sales manager appointment for Simon Richard

New Sales manager appointment for Simon Richard

We as a Company are known for our range of Flail Mowers and batwings so Will’s wealth of knowledge and experience is a perfect fit to expand sales in our Muthing flail and mower range, the market leading range of Reform banking tractors and our new and exciting heavy Duty Sauerburger Batwing rotary mowers. Northern Area Sales Manager Richard Fairnie, left, is pictured greeting Will Davies

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Complete Weed Control bolsters sales function

Complete Weed Control bolsters sales function: Complete Weed Control, the longest established amenity weed control company in the UK and Ireland, has announced significant additions to its sales team with the appointment of Mark Pyrah as sales director and Simon Pannell as group sales director.

Mark Pyrah brings a wealth of experience to the role having held a leadership position at ICL, as well as overseeing the team at Amega Sciences. His extensive career within the sector spans nearly four decades, contributing to his deep understanding of the intricacies of the industry.

Complete Weed Control bolsters sales function

Complete Weed Control bolsters sales function

Regarding his move to Complete Weed Control, Mark expressed enthusiasm for the well-respected business, citing a positive and productive working relationship with the company’s leadership. He emphasised the robust service offering, consistency across the network and the commitment to delivering high standards as key factors that attracted him to the organisation.

Mark’s new role within Complete Weed Control will focus on cultivating customer relationships, attracting new contracts and negotiating deals with suppliers. He plans to spend time with individual regional managers to understand their challenges, aiming to facilitate joined-up solutions across the organisation. Mark also looks forward to meeting customers and aiding expansion into new markets.

Highlighting challenges facing the sector, Mark pointed to increasing regulations over spraying activity and sees an opportunity for Complete Weed Control to champion advancements, such as the use of WEEDit technology, to promote best practice.

Joining the team alongside Mark Pyrah, Simon Pannell assumes the role of group sales director, bringing a wealth of experience dating back to 1998. Simon’s proven track record includes significant growth achieved in various roles with Litterboss, CC Cousins, MITIE Landscapes, Integritas Landscapes, John O’Conner GM and at Countrywide GM, where he served as national accounts sales director.

Simon expressed his passion for building relationships and underscored the importance of understanding customer challenges. His goal is to target new business opportunities across the UK, catering to the diverse needs of customers.

The appointments of Mark Pyrah and Simon Pannell signal a strategic move by Complete Weed Control to further solidify its position as the leading player in the amenity weed control industry.

Ian Graham, managing director of Complete Weed Control shared his enthusiasm regarding the dual appointments, stating: “We are confident that the addition of Mark and Simon to our team will greatly enhance our growth trajectory. Their combined experience and deep understanding of the industry will undoubtedly contribute to our continued success.”

He added: “Our nationwide presence aligns seamlessly with the requirements of businesses operating across multiple locations, and this new director-level appointment underscores our commitment to prioritising and fostering relationships with such entities.”

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Alan Jack named as INFINICUT® Sales Manager

Alan Jack named as INFINICUT® Sales Manager: INFINICUT® are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Sales Manager in the form of Alan Jack.

With over 25 years of experience within the greenkeeping and professional turf care industry, Alan is well placed to spearhead sales, service and support for customers and dealers throughout the UK and wider international network.

Alan Jack named as INFINICUT® Sales Manager

Alan Jack named as INFINICUT® Sales Manager

After completing his apprenticeship, Alan embarked on a career in greenkeeping, progressing through the ranks from Assistant Greenkeeper to Management at various courses across Scotland. This foundation set Alan up nicely for further positions in operational management within the sports turf and leisure industry. Combined with a proven track record in the sales of both amenity products and turf care machinery, Alan most recently held the role of Operations Manager at Luxury Carts Group KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) – where he was responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the sales team and distribution of premium golf equipment, including the INFINICUT® range.

Equipped with a wealth of industry knowledge and a successful track record for managing people and a large order book, Alan relishes his new role with INFINICUT® where he’ll be focussed on delivering tailored sales and support across the industry-leading INFINICUT® mower collection along with the TMSystem™ range of maintenance cassettes.

“It’s a really exciting time to be coming on board” explains Alan, “with innovation driving exciting refinements and developments across the INFINICUT® portfolio for both fine turf and sports turf. The products already have an outstanding reputation for quality and efficiency and I’m excited to build on that with the help of our dealer partners around the world.”

After joining the INFINICUT® team at the end of 2023, Alan is excited to meet customers old and new on stand 614 at BTME 2024 later this month.

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OAS double line-marking robot sales

OAS double line-marking robot sales: Origin Amenity Solutions (OAS) is pleased to announce that the increasing popularity of GPS line marking robots has seen the company double sales of its TinyLineMarker robots in the last year.

OAS is the sole UK distributor for the TinyMobileRobots brand of which their latest robot, the TinyLineMarker Pro X was launched in September 2022. This has been hugely instrumental in the company’s success. The Pro X builds on the success of the previous model TinyLineMarker Pro, offering increased productivity, precision, and efficiency. The latest robot features advanced features and functionality that customers have been eager to utilise.

OAS double line-marking robot sales

OAS double line-marking robot sales

Nurture Landscapes, a leading landscaping, and grounds maintenance contractor, recently purchased their third TinyLineMarker robot – the Pro X and is already considering purchasing a fourth to add to their fleet. Nurture Landscapes is part of The Nurture Group, along with Gavin Jones and Rokill Pest Control Services.

“The TinyLineMarker robots have revolutionised our line marking efficiency and quality of the lines and we’re delighted to be able to expand our use of this technology to meet the needs of our clients,” said Vincent Gilroy of Nurture Landscapers. “The productivity gains, precision, and consistency of the TinyLineMarker robots are some of the reasons for our continued investment in the technology. The Pro X takes it to the next level with its accuracy, speed, and run time.”

Glen Howard, who heads up OAS’s line marking division, said “The TinyLineMarker Pro X has been a game changer for contractors like Nurture Landscapes who need precision line marking quickly and efficiently. I am delighted that they trust Origin Amenity Solutions to meet their growing line-marking needs. The response from customers in the UK has been fantastic and we are excited to continue growing our line-marking solutions here. Our goal is to deliver the most innovative technology and the highest level of service to help our customers succeed.”

​Glen is supported by Simon Hughes, Joe Russell, Sam Mitchell, and Phil Kirkwood. The team will showcase the robotic line markers, iGO pedestrian line markers, and IMPACT paint range on stand GO57 at SALTEX 2023.

Glen continues, “Origin Amenity Solutions plans to continue expanding our line marking solutions in the UK to meet the growing demand from sports facilities and landscape contractors. We’re excited to see the positive impact our TinyLineMarker robots are having for customers like Nurture Landscapes. Of course, it’s not all about robots and I’m proud to be able to say that we offer the largest choice of line marking equipment, paints, and accessories; as well as having the biggest sales and after-service support team in the UK. The team provides a comprehensive level of support for customers’ including robot demonstrations, technical support, and training across a complete range of traditional and robotic line marking products.”

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Reesink awarded outstanding sales achievement

Reesink awarded outstanding sales achievement: Pitched against Toro distributors from across the globe, Reesink has been awarded by Toro the International Outstanding Sales Achievement award for 2022 – high praise indeed for the company.

In order to qualify for the award, distributors must have exhibited excellence in sales growth, a positive market share trend, and win rate – which includes new projects, large fleet replacements, and renovations. They must have participated in relationship building activities and delivered solid industry support.

Reesink awarded outstanding sales achievement

Reesink awarded outstanding sales achievement

Reesink Turfcare has succeeded on every level in demonstrating these core components. Jon Cole, divisional business manager for Reesink Turfcare, says: “To be considered for this award at all is an honour, and to win it is a massive achievement for our sales team and dealer partners.

“The number of machines we’ve managed to get into clubs, even amid the challenges of industry wide shortages, speaks for itself and is testament to the hard work our sales team and dealer partners put into building those relationships with our customer base. Over the past year we’ve seen more and more clubs invest in electric models and increasing numbers turning red as they look to invest in quality machines. I cannot emphasise enough just how thankful we are to all our customers for their patience and understanding in what have been, and remain, extremely challenging circumstances.

“Our aim is always to set the customer up with the right machines for their course, and deliver to them a product that is going to perform, and last a very long time. This sales achievement award is a reflection of those values and the passion Reesink and our partners share in delivering quality equipment.”

To talk to someone about Toro technology and how the Toro range could suit your course, call 01480 226800.

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INFINICUT® bolster sales force

INFINICUT® bolster sales force: To support their continued growth, INFINICUT® are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Territory Sales Managers in the form of Mark Clifford- Kennedy and Gareth Rogers.

Joining in the midst of a busy summer for the company, the expansion of the sales team enables further expert knowledge and support to be delivered to customers across both the Southern and Northern counties.

INFINICUT® bolster sales force

INFINICUT® bolster sales force

Mark Clifford-Kennedy becomes the new Territory Sales Manager for the south, making the transition to INFINICUT® following a successful career in the manufacturing, construction, and engineering sectors. His proven track record in sales and the delivery of outstanding technical support puts Mark in good stead for his new role, for which INFINICUT® will be supporting Mark through elements of a Level 2 Sports Turf Maintenance qualification at the Leicester City Sports Turf Academy.

Covering the northern counties, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be Gareth Rogers. Gareth’s career in turf began in 1989, working for Sennelager British Army Golf before progressing through the ranks to senior and Head Greenkeeper positions at various clubs in the two decades that followed. This foundation of knowledge and qualifications set Gareth up for key roles in sales – including Area Sales Manager for Fairways GM Ltd and, more recently, Reesink Turfcare UK.

Commenting on their appointments, INFINCUT® Managing Director John Coleman said “Having Mark and Gareth join us at such an exciting point in the INFINICUT® story is brilliant for the brand and bolsters what we can offer customers old and new across both the north and south of the UK. With the successes we have achieved with our award-winning INFINICUT® in the football market and new innovations such as the 22” cutting unit, we are well placed with the pair on board to continue our drive both here at home and across Europe.”

In their spare time, both Mark and Gareth are big sports fans – Mark playing football and completing half marathons, and Gareth a big rugby fan and keen golfer.

Mark can be contacted on 07385013157 or mark.clifford-kennedy@sbdinc.com, and Gareth on 07385013159 or gareth.rogers@sbdinc.com.

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Redexim UK strengthen sales force

Redexim UK strengthen sales force: Innovators of turfcare maintenance machinery, Redexim UK, are delighted to announce the appointment of Allen Whellans as their new Area Sales Manager for the North.

With over 10 years of experience in groundcare sales and a further eight years working in greenkeeping, Allen is well placed to provide expert knowledge and support to customers across the Northern counties including North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Redexim UK strengthen sales force

Redexim UK strengthen sales force

Allen fast-tracked his way through an SVQ at Oatridge Agricultural College, completing a level 2 and 3 Amenity and Horticulture (Sports Turf) course in three years as opposed to four. This keenness to learn continued during his role as Assistant Head Greenkeeper at Duns Golf Club, where he went on to complete additional industry training and obtain all relevant qualifications.

A position with a leading groundcare dealership then arose which saw Allen carve out a career in sales, working with leading franchises and playing a pivotal role in the field team, supporting customers across the Lothians and Borders. From here, he then went on to become an Area Sales Manager for STIHL in Scotland, before more recently holding the position of Groundcare Division Manager at Pearsons of Duns/ Border Chainsaw & Lawnmower Services.

This wealth of industry understanding serves Allen well for his new position at Redexim UK – joining during a busy summer period and eager to get stuck into this important role, building strong relationships with customers old and new and working closely with Redexim partners across his area. Commenting on his appointment Allen says, “I’m proud to be joining the Redexim team at such an exciting time in their development and look forward to playing my part in growing the brand and supporting our excellent partners in their endeavors of getting the fantastic product range to market.”

Until recently, you would have frequently found Allen on the rugby pitch outside of work, having played senior rugby for 13 years and spending two years as club captain. With that hobby now put to bed, Allen enjoys the occasional round of golf and is a proud family man, spending as much of his free time as possible with his partner and two daughters.

From the 31st of July Allen Whellans can be contacted by phone on 07831 180275 or via email awhellans@redeximuk.com

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Turf Tank sales team expanded

Turf Tank sales team expanded: Sales of the Turf Tank One Robotic line-marker from Danish robotics company, Turf Tank, has been steadily increasing over the past 12 months, so much so that a new regional sales manager has been appointed for Scotland and Northern England.

Alan Donaldson, 48, married with children, is based between Glasgow and Edinburgh, perfectly situated to reach every part of his area with relative ease.

Turf Tank sales team expanded

Turf Tank sales team expanded

Although from a different sector of business, Alan has an industrial background with extensive sales experience, and will be looking to transfer some of that knowledge of working face to face with customers, finding solutions in a variety of different scenarios, to his new role out in the field. He has just completed an intensive first hands-on training period with UK Sales manager Matt Murray in Ireland, followed by technical training and an introduction to the rest of the company during a week at the Turf Tank headquarters in Denmark.

“I am delighted to be joining such a young and forward-thinking company.” Said Alan “It’s a breath of fresh air to be part of a company, which is open and honest and inclusive with what they are wanting to achieve. I feel I have come in at the perfect time. I see the momentum growing and I am delighted to be a part of this exciting project. Everyone I have met is obviously committed to the company and very enthusiastic about the future.

UK Regional Sales Manager for Turf Tank, Matt Murray is delighted to have Alan on-board. “Alan has a natural ability to work in sales” said Matt “This coupled with an extremely deep passion for sport, makes him the ideal candidate to join us.”

Alan’s addition to the team signals a positive shift towards further expansion as the company continues to develop their business infrastructure in the UK and Ireland to serve a wide range of customers from professional football clubs to grassroots sports clubs, plus educational establishments, local authorities, and contractors.

To learn more about the Turf Tank One or book a demo with Alan, please contact him here: alan@turftank.co.uk

For those based in the Midlands UK, please contact Matt Murray matt@turftank.co.uk or Alex Robinson alex@turftank.co.uk for southern UK.

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Handy offers give retailers a sales boost

Handy offers give retailers a sales boost: British garden equipment manufacturer Handy has announced a raft of promotional offers across a substantial range of garden machinery ideally suited to Autumn tasks.  Retailers can benefit from increased margins on leaf blowers, log splitters, chainsaws, hedge trimmers and more, of up to 34%.

Autumn is a busy time in the garden as the big post-summer tidy-up begins, planting for spring takes place, and gardeners around the nation prepare for the dormant winter months ahead.  Having the right Autumn gardening machinery in stock is essential to meet customer needs and provide valuable sales opportunities.

Handy offers give retailers a sales boost

Handy offers give retailers a sales boost

The unusually hot summer months the UK has witnessed this year have left lawns parched and worse for wear.  Repairing and reviving the lawn is an early Autumn task, which starts with scarifying to remove thatch and moss.  The Webb WEESR electric lawn scarifier and rake from Handy is a quick and easy way to achieve this and now has a retailer margin of 32%.

A further convenient piece of garden kit is the garden blower, which makes clearing up those seemingly endless Autumn leaves a breeze.  Handy has special offers on blowers, and combined Vacuum/Blowers that also shred debris into a compostable mulch, across its Greenworks cordless, The Handy and Q Garden electric, and McCulloch and Webb petrol models.  There is a wide range to choose from to suit all budgets.

Autumn is the time you’re most likely to hear chainsaws in the garden, as larger trees get pruned and turned into firewood.  Handy has a comprehensive range of chainsaws and log splitters.  There are ten chainsaws included in the Autumn promotions, including Greenworks cordless, Webb electric and petrol, and McCulloch petrol models.  Log splitters on promotion are from The Handy brand, from an 8 Ton Vertical Electric Log Splitter through to a 4 Ton Electric Log Splitter with Guard, all with a 32% retailer margin.

When it comes to getting rid of all your leaves and branches after pruning back those trees, a shredder is ideal.  Three shredders are included in Handy’s special Autumn promotions: The Handy Electric Impact Shredder with Box & Detachable Hopper, the Webb Electric Silent Shredder with Box, and The Handy Petrol Drum Chipper Shredder.

Over 70 garden machinery products have been included in Handy’s new Autumn garden machinery promotion, which is available on orders placed before the end of September 2022.

For more information, visit www.handyonline.co.uk/blog/news/plan-ahead-our-autumn-promotions.

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