Steve Robinson joins Allett as Business Development Manager

Hello to New Recruits & Goodbye to an Old Friend For over 50 years Allett has specialised in the design and manufacturing of precision, single-cylinder walk behind and ride on lawn mowers. As a wholly British company and after taking great pride in our heritage, we are proud to have built to a fantastic customer base and along with it, a brilliant team. With a team of experienced and professional people from across the UK we are thrilled to be welcoming 2 brand new team members whilst at the same time saying goodbye and good luck to a long-standing member of staff in Leigh Bowers. Meet Steve and Steve. This month the team at Allett are saying ‘hello’ to Steve Robinson as new Business Developer, and Steve Copnall, who was originally from our engineering department and is now taking up the role of our new product specialist. James Moss will replace Steve Copnall as Development and Test Engineer. We sat down with the two Steve’s and asked a few questions… Steve Copnall Steve Robinson joins Allett as Business Development Manager Q. Can you give us a little bit of background about your career? A - I joined Allett in 2011, being a Mechanical Engineer I was drawn to an available Development Engineering role. During this time I was involved in introducing new company products, carrying out product changes and developing new ideas working alongside customers. Keen to progress within this industry, I registered and completed IEng Incorporated Engineering status to assist with my continued professional development. Q - Where did your interest in lawn care stem from? A - I have a keen interest in gardening and the outdoors enjoying visits to National Trust properties. I created our own garden from a blank canvas with the layouts and flowerbeds etc and now have a passion for lawn care and perfecting the perfect stripe. Q - Do you have a favourite Allett Mower/Product? A - My favourite machine is the C34 ... Simple to use with very effective functions. It's always a pleasure to see peoples reactions to how the cartridge system can help with their maintenance- It's a machine I'm looking forward to demonstrating out in the field. Q - Have you got any new and exciting ideas to bring to Allett? A - Being mechanically biased and working well with customers I hope to bring these together and working closely with Engineering bring the best ideas and products to market ultimately the ideal products that customers need to complete their ground care. Steve Robinson Steve Robinson joins Allett as Business Development Manager Q - Can you give us a little bit of background about your career? A - I’ve had 25 years of experience in sales and business development within a wide range of sectors including hotels, corporate travel, manufacturing and ingredients. I’ve worked with global blue chip companies as well as small independents. I always strive to give the best customer service and to help the business I work for being the best in their industry. Q - Why is this role perfect for you? A - I love working with a wide range of clients and each one has a different problem to solve. My aim is to build long-term partnerships and to be able to help the clients with all their needs. If they are happy I am happy! Q - Do you have a favourite Allett Mower/Product? A - The Regal 36/42 it’s the ultimate machine! I've seen the Regal's in action at Lords and Edgbaston which are two of the world's biggest sporting arenas and wow, the results they achieve are incredible Q - Have you got any new and exciting ideas to bring to Allett? A - Too many to talk about and my head is exploding with ideas. Its an exciting time at Allett and the future is looking good. We can’t wait to see what these two bring to in team in the future! Austin Jarrett, MD of Allett Mowers said ''We are excited to have Steve Robinson on board and the creation of his role reflects the growth of the Allett brand not only just in the UK but globally around the world. Steve Copnall has all the experience necessary to excel in his new product specialist role and will be undertaking the demonstration part of Leighs previous role with Steve Robinson looking after the initial sales enquiries. Steve has over twenty five years experience in sales, business development and client management within a wide range of sectors which will be vital skills required for this role and we are excited for what the future brings at Allett" Goodbye Old Friend We’re sorry to announce that long-standing member of the Allett family and friend, Leigh Bowers has moved on after being with Allett/Turfmech for almost 20 years. Over the years he has developed close relationships with groundsmen, home owners and dealers all over the world and has been vital in providing that trust worthy face people can trust that reflects what we want to achieve as a business. Leigh is one of the hardest working guys you could ever meet and wouldn't think twice about doing demonstrations in Scotland and Sussex in the same day! We wish Leigh good luck in whatever he does next- he will be hugely missed! Thank you for 19 years service, Leigh.
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