Strengthening support for southern farmers
Farmers in the south of England are able to look forward to even closer support from McArthur Agriculture thanks to the appointment of Tom Barker as Regional Sales Manager for southern England.
Tom, who will be based in south Lincolnshire, joined the company in early October with the remit of expanding the sales and support network for southern farmers and increasing product exposure throughout the south of England.
His first involvement in agriculture was with the Martin Lishman company, where he rose to be Sales Manager before leaving agriculture to work in the food processing industry, although he was still involved in equipment sales. He said: “I knew John McArthur from my Lishman days, where we worked closely on numerous grain storage projects, and after seeing the portfolio of products available from McArthur Agriculture and their approach to the industry, it made the decision an easy one to make after the opportunity was presented.”
Tom has a family in Bourne, where his daughter is in school, and he will be covering his area from there, but is a believer in the face-to-face approach. “I shall be spending as much time as possible with farmers and processors, and I look forward to working closely and building relationships with new and existing customers within the dedicated area. The McArthur Agriculture ethos is based on mutual support, with an equipment sale being the start of a relationship rather than its end. I believe strongly in that approach,” he said.
McArthur Agriculture Managing Director John McArthur said: “Tom’s appointment is part of our continuing commitment to support British and Irish farm businesses through the smarter design, installation and support of grain drying and processing systems. He brings with him a wealth of technical and practical grain storage knowledge, and I have no doubt he will be an invaluable resource for our customers and our company long into the future.”
Andrew Smith is now the Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and Ireland and Director, Scott McArthur, will serve farmers and processors in northern England.