Episode 8

Episode 8 Talking Known and Unknowns with Les Malin, AEA President

Chris Biddle discusses the current state of the agri-turf industry with Les Malin, the current President of the Agricultural Engineers Association. Les heads up the UK arm of a French company, Etesia, selling top of the range turf maintenance machinery and has been the lone person in the office for past months where has been fielding enquiries mainly from machine owners.

The wide ranging discussion covers the future prospects for the ag and turfcare industry in the UK, the future of shows and exhibitions - and inevitably Brexit which Les believes could have as disruptive impact in the coming months as Covid-19 has had on the past few months

Agricultural Engineers Association

Etesia UK

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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.