Merlo adds to UK team with double appointment

Gavin Smith and Jason Knight

MERLO UK has confirmed two new appointments to its UK team. Gavin Smith joins as regional sales manager for Scotland, North East England and Northern Ireland, whilst James Knight take up the role of marketing coordinator.

Gavin Smith, who is based near Glasgow, joins Merlo following almost two decades working in the agricultural machinery retail sector in Scotland.

He said, “It’s great to be joining Merlo at such an exciting point in the company’s growth and development across the UK. 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 background in social media content creation and copy writing. “I have been absolutely blown away by how welcoming, transparent and open to new ideas Merlo UK have been,” he commented. “I am excited to be part of the Merlo family, and look forward to working with the team on marketing projects going forward.”

Shaun Groom, general manager of Merlo UK, added, “The appointment of these two industry professionals is a further sign of the Merlo commitment to the UK market. At Merlo we have a clear focus on delivering the very best in innovative product, aftersales support and customer experience. As a family-owned business we are 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.”