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LATEST EPISODE No 67:  33 minutes     Published 20 April 2022  

DEALERS BY NUMBERS

Earlier this year, the Farmers Weekly published a list of the UK's biggest farm machinery dealers ranked by turnover.

Compiled for the FW by freelance journalist Peter Hill, the report makes for fascinating reading and confirms the rapid consolidation in the dealer network over the past few years. The report provides full details on the top 15 dealers, then outline information on a further 23 dealers with sales over £30m.

Interestingly, and uniquely, the dealer group in the number one spot is owned by a manufacturer.

The data is based on the 2020 accounts but since then, a number of mergers and acquisitions have taken place which are noted in the report -and will mean that one dealer will almost certainly jump from No 12 spot to No2 if the report is to be repeated next year.

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Peter describes the amount of work involved in compiling the list, and that he had to cross-check the details of almost 200 dealers before publishing the final list.

CLICK HERE to read the full feature on the UK's Largest farm machinery dealers

Please note, Inside Agri-Turf is taking a short break due to holidays and will resume episodes in mid-May 2022   

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AGRI-TURF AGENDA
Your company podcast

TO complement the Inside Agri-Turf podcast series, I'm delighted to introduce a new show, Agri-Turf Agenda.

 

This is a specially recorded, paid-for podcast to promote companies, their products, people and plans.   

 

Individually scripted, recorded, edited and hosted, the podcast can be made available for broadcast on a company's social media platform or websites, either as an solus episode, or as a regular series (monthly, quarterly etc)

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CELEBRATING AUTO-ROLLER 100 NOT OUT

The first Agri-Turf Agenda episodes celebrates the centenary of the Auto-Roller cricket roller, manufactured in Wiltshire by Autoguide Equipment Ltd.

During the episode (28 minutes), we hear from Autoguide's Richard Robinson on the origins of the Auto-Roller and from Gary Barwell, Head Groundsman at Edgbaston, famous Test Match venue and home to current Country Champions Warwickshire CCC

YOUR HOST

Chris Biddle

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Chris has worked in the agricultural and turfcare machinery industry since the 1960s,  both for manufacturer and dealer. He subsequently launched industry trade magazines which he built up over 30 years before selling them.

 

He also edited a number of magazines for industry bodies before 'retiring' in 2019.

 

When lockdown came in the Spring of 2020 he decided to teach himself podcast production and audio editing. The result is Inside Agri-Turf.  Using his extensive 60 years industry experience and industry know-how, he launched the first episodes in July 2020 and has quickly grown a substantial number of listeners worldwide. 

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