Episode 19

Episode 19 Echoes of 2020

A special end-of-season episode reflecting on an unforgettable year through the eyes and voices of those at the sharp-end of the Agri-Turf industry.

We hear about the role of trade associations to provide independent companies with information and 'dos and donts'. There are accounts by dealers of the measures they had to take to drive business remotely and by manufacturers on promoting products.

There views on the future of shows, of the lack of diversity in the industry, of issues when dealers change franchises, of robotic mowers coming-of-age and of the demise of a legendary brand. Hosted by Chris Biddle, contributors are:

06:38 Ruth Bailey

08:07 Keith Christian

10:28 Chris Gibson

12:49 Anthony Deacon

14:31 Bob Clements

17:11 David Withers

19:21 David Hart

23:56 Paul Hemingway

25:55 Peter Arrand

27:03 Les Malin

28:32 Gavin Bird

30:29 Briggs & Stratton

31:41 Robin Lennie

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Chris Biddle

Chris is an experienced journalist specialising in the farm and grass machinery market. He has worked for a major tractor manufacturer and been a managing director of a farm and grass machinery dealership in the West Country.
In 1988, he launched trade magazine, Service Dealer followed by TurfPro in 1998, selling both titles to Land Power Publications in 2015.
He was editor of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) from 2008 until 2019 and is the recipient of the 2020 IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Land-Based industry.
Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Trish, and is an avid cricket fan and member of the MCC for over 55 years.