Family run business, Ben Burgess have opened a brand new, custom built depot just off the A14 in Ellington, near Huntingdon.
Ben Burgess have been serving the farming community since 1931 and has supplied grounds care equipment since 1962. As one of the two original John Deere dealers, Ben Burgess also supplies several other leading brands in the agricultural, construction and grounds care industries including Grimme, Stihl, Hitachi, Manitou, Weidermann, Kuhn and Timberwolf.
The new, custom built depot, spanning 7.5 acres, is located just off the A14 at Ellington, PE28 0AE and includes a modern retail store selling everything from industry clothing, tools and lawnmowers and GroundsCare equipment, to children’s ride on tractors and diggers. The depot also features a state of the art workshop.
The open event was a huge success, seeing over 300 attendees from across the country, some of whom had travelled a long way to support the event. Guests were able to see an impressive display of products and machinery as well as see the technology from FarmSight and precision farming in action.
Tim Vasher, Depot Manager said ‘The depot is light and modern and allows customers and families alike, to visit and enjoy all of the great products on offer. The location is convenient for customers who have seen it growing over the last few months to have their machines serviced, browse new machinery and the technology or bring their families to enjoy all the area has to offer. The team at Ben Burgess have worked incredibly hard to make this open day a success and they have succeeded. It is great to see existing and new customers here today and I would like to thank the team for their commitment to customers at Ben Burgess.’
Ben Turner, Managing Director at Ben Burgess said ‘It is often the case that business open events like this are restricted to those in the commercial world and not open to the general public, children and families. Here at Ben Burgess, we wanted to ensure that as many people as possible could come along and enjoy the great atmosphere and food. In so doing, we hope to inspire the next generation to learn more about the agricultural, GroundsCare and construction business.’
The depot was officially opened at 5pm by North West Cambridgeshire and former Government Minister Shailesh Vara MP. Shailesh supported the planning application for the depot and was complimentary about its architecture, position and appeal.
Shailesh Vara MP said ‘It is great to see so many faces and families here. Ben Burgess is going from strength to strength and engaging the next generation in this business. This depot is in a great location for the local farming industry and construction alike. I am honoured to be asked to come and open the depot today.’