The winners of the 2019 AgriMachinery trade News Excellence awards received their awards at a special ceremony held at Concorde, which is based at Manchester Airport.
Publisher Andy Newbold said, "It was a great opportunity to come together to celebrate the often unsung and overlooked heroes of the machinery supply chain who are busy going the extra mile to keep UK Agriculture farming."
The Blue Ribbon award for Outstanding Contribution to Agricultural Machinery - perhaps the most prestigious award of the day - went to Mzuri.
IAgrE CEO Alastair Taylor and President Elect Paul Hemingway presented the award to Martin Lole, Mzuri’s founder and Managing Director.
Awarded for his extensive knowledge and dedication to the agricultural machinery industry, Martin has been the driving force behind Mzuri’s development and growth. Unfortunately, he was unable to attend the ceremony, so part of his team accepted the award on his behalf.
Judges commented, ‘Everything this company seems to do is right, and Martin has seen the concept through from initial idea to its current market position’.
The Mzuri team thanked everyone who took the time to vote and said it is a privilege to be recognised for their efforts in the industry as they strive to continue to provide exceptional service.
This years winners were chosen from a very strong field of nominations from their peers in the industry. ‘Its high praise indeed when a customer or a supplier makes a nomination, and this years winners deserve the recognition of these awards’ Andy continued.
The Manufacturers Excellence Award (Sales/Technical Support) winner– L-R Steve Offland, Teagle Limited
The Manufacturer Excellence Award (Parts / Service Support) winners L-R Will Davies and Ben Blackford of Mzuri Limited
The Manufacturer Excellence Award (Training Support) winner L-R Andrew Dunne of Claas
The Importer Excellence Award (Sales, Technical and Training Support) winner L-R Alan Dennis of AMIA Agri Market Insight and Access,
Dealer Sales Manager of the Year winner – Jim Nash of Hallmark Tractors
Dealer Service Manager of the Year winner – Paul Roegele of Randells Agriculture Limited
Dealer Parts Manager of the Year winner – Medwyn Hughes of RVW Pugh Ltd , Churchstoke branch.
Used Machinery Dealer of the Year winner – L-R Arwel Evans of Arwels Agri Services with Alex Tailby from the awards sponsors Autotrader.farm
The Blue Ribbon award for Outstanding Contribution to Agricultural Machinery winner
Martin Lole of Mzuri, who sadly could not attend the awards L-R Paul Hemingway (IAgrE president elect) Will Davies, Ben Blackford, Dani Bond and Rose Llewellyn of Mzuri Limited and Alastair Taylor (CEO) of the awards sponsors the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)