WITH A NEW TEAM OF DIRECTORS
After a hugely successful period for GRIMME in the UK market, the GRIMME UK management team will be changing from the 1st of January 2019.
As a key sales and service subsidiary of the GRIMME Group, GRIMME UK has built up a strong market foundation over the past 25 years since its inauguration as GRIMME’s first overseas daughter company in 1993. After a challenging start, GRIMME UK has developed into a key part of GRIMME’s business strong turnover results of around £35 million on a yearly basis. The 92 employees of GRIMME UK have been the key to this, showing a huge amount of dedication and commitment to the GRIMME brand. Having initially started its life as an importer, GRIMME UK now also covers the role of dealer in 4 regions across the UK through their retail arm.
After a hugely successful period for GRIMME in the UK market, the GRIMME UK management team will be changing from the 1st of January 2019. Barry White, GRIMME UK’s current Managing Director, will take on a new role in the GRIMME Holding as Group Product Manager, which will be a more internationally focussed role, supporting a number of GRIMME’s daughter companies around the world. His second to none product knowledge and hands-on, solutions orientated approach will be a huge addition to GRIMME as a Group and will help re-focus our innovations led approach to market challenges. As one of the founding members of GRIMME UK, Barry has been an integral part of the business for over 25 years and will remain a member of the GRIMME UK Board. The role of Managing Director at GRIMME UK will be taken on by our current Retail and Parts Business Manager, Patrick Graf Grote. Patrick has been a part of the GRIMME UK Management team for the last year, having previously worked for the GRIMME Landmaschinenfabrik in Damme since 2012.
Following the recent retirement of Barry Baker, GRIMME UK’s long-serving Sales Director, Andrew Starbuck, the current Sales Manager, will take on the role of Sales Director. Barry Baker led the GRIMME UK sales team through its most successful period to date over the last 12 years. Known for his strong relationship, his customer orientated and professional manner will be missed, and we would like to wish him well for his retirement. Over the past 9 years, Andrew has progressed through the sales team at GRIMME UK and has gradually taken on the role of Sales Manager and will step into Barry’s shoes.
Completing the GRIMME UK management team will be Donna Hall, our current company secretary, who will take on the role of Finance Director. Donna joined GRIMME UK in 2013 and has been responsible for finance, accounting, administration and HR for the past 3 years.
As a group, we would like to wish Patrick, Donna and Andrew of the new GRIMME UK management team every success for their new roles, and would like to wish Barry White all the best in his new role as a member of the GRIMME Holding. We would like to thank Barry White and Barry Baker for their strong leadership over the past 12 years.
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