Episode 103


A year after first publishing a comprehensive listing of the UK's Biggest Farming Dealers ranked by turnover exclusively for the Farmers Weekly, I catch up again with freelance agricultural journalist Peter Hill to deep dive his latest report..

The original report published in 2022 was based on dealers' financials for 2020, the latest published a few weeks ago reflects the figures for 2021.

A total of 45 dealers make up the listing, all of whom have a turnover in excess of £30 million. 2021 appears to have been a recovery year following the impact of Covid with all dealers in the list showing increased turnover despite supply problems.

The reports once again vividly illustrates the on-going consolidation in the UK dealer network.

Access the reports

2022 Report (2020 year) 2023 Report (2021 year)

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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.