- The take over will expand JG Paxton & Son Ltd’s business in the North East and Yorkshire
Established in 1853, JG Paxton & Sons Ltd is an independent family-owned agricultural machinery dealership currently operating four depots in Pity Me, Northallerton, Alnwick and Bentham.
Following the retirement of former owner Mark Bentley, Paxtons has bought the J. Wood & Sons business in Kirkbymoorside, continuing the franchise of Case IH machinery in this area. All of Woods’ staff are joining the business.
“We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all Woods’ customers to Paxtons,” said Managing Director Peter Tallentire. “Mark Bentley was keen to find the right business to take over J. Wood & Sons to continue to serve his customers in this area. As a family-owned and -run business, we take this responsibility very seriously; myself and Will Paxton pride ourselves on being available to anyone who wishes to speak to us and are very much looking forward to working with customers in the Kirkbymoorside area. On the completion of the takeover, Paxtons will hold Case IH, JCB, Kverneland, Vicon, Bednar & Ktwo franchises at Kirkbymoorside. It gives us great confidence that our major suppliers have the belief in us to go ahead with the expansion and it enables us to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs.”
Commenting on the development, Jon May, Case IH Dealer Relationship Manager for the UK and Ireland said:
“The Paxtons team are well-known in the North East and this further expansion of their business strengthens the Case IH presence in this important farming community. We would like to thank Mark Bentley for his dedication to the Case IH brand as loyal, customer-focused dealer for many years and look forward to continuing to work with his team as they join the Paxton family.”