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Oakes Bros. Appoints New Managing Director

Richard Haines takes over as MD of Oakes Bros.

Oakes Bros. Ltd has appointed a new Managing Director, Richard Haines, whose duties commenced on Monday 18th February 2019.

Richard will step up from his role of Business Development Director to assume the position of Managing Director vacated by Edmund Lindley who has taken retirement after 19 highly successful years at the helm of Oakes Bros.

Commenting on his successor, Edmund said, “Richard is extremely keen to begin his new role and I’m sure he’ll bring strong and fresh leadership to Oakes Bros. for years to come.”

A graduate of Harper Adams University College in 1999, Richard originates from the Wantage area in Oxon. and has strong family ties with Oakes Bros. going back over half a century. Throughout his career, Richard has worked in several key positions at dealership and manufacturer level working in prominent roles within Commercial Sales and Marketing departments in both UK and European positions. Richard’s career experience also includes several years in Farm Management giving him the ideal foundation to continue the future development of Oakes Bros.' business operations.

Richard, who joined the company in 2013 said, “I'm tremendously pleased to be taking over the role of Managing Director. Edmund has been incredibly supportive during my time at Oakes Bros. and I owe him a huge debt of thanks”. He added, “Edmund will be missed enormously but I welcome the challenge ahead which is to continue the growth and progress of Oakes Bros. after his departure.” 

Established in 1825, Oakes Bros. is an authorised reseller of agricultural equipment from New Holland, JCB, Amazone, Kuhn, AgrifacMcConnel and other leading manufacturers. Oakes Bros. operates from four regional depots offering expert, practical advice on purchasing new and used agricultural machinery along with comprehensive aftersales and service packages as well as tailored finance solutions.

Richard will be based at Oakes Bros.' Head Office in Micheldever near Winchester in Hampshire.

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