Merlo UK has announced two new appointments to its UK team. Gavin Smith joins as the new regional sales manager for Scotland, North East England and Northern Ireland and James Knight steps into the role of Marketing Coordinator.
Gavin Smith joins Merlo following nearly two decades working in the agricultural machinery retail sector in Scotland. Based near Glasgow, he is well placed to support the Merlo dealer network across his territory, which extends to Scotland, North East England and Northern Ireland.
“It’s great to be joining Merlo at such an exciting point in the company’s growth and development across the UK,” Mr Smith said. “I have sold the Merlo brand at dealer level for many years and as such I know the product is excellent. The innovative features and outstanding performance that the Merlo range can offer will appeal greatly to customers far and wide.”
James Knight is a recent Masters Graduate of Multimedia Journalism at The University of the West of England, with a strong background in social media content creation and copy writing.
“I’ve been absolutely blown away by how welcoming, transparent and open to new ideas Merlo UK have been,” he said. “I’m excited to be part of the Merlo family, and look forward to working with the team on marketing projects going forward.”
Merlo UK’s general manager, Shaun Groom, said the two appointments were a further sign of the company’s commitment to the UK market.
“At Merlo, we’ve a clear focus on delivering the very best in innovative product, aftersales support and customer experience,” he said. “As a family-owned business, we’re not only investing in people, but UK based facilities too.
“These considerable investments are being made to ensure we can support the Merlo dealer network and customers across the UK to the highest level.”