Deere dealer appoints Sales Director for Shropshire, West Midlands and South Wales

  • Tallis Amos Group (TAG) has confirmed the recruitment of Tom Shakeshaft as Agricultural Sales Director for TAG’s West area

Tom has previously spent 17 years associated with John Deere products, much of that time was spent with Rea Valley Tractors (RVT), and most recently has had 2 years as Managing Director of a Fendt dealer covering Shropshire, Cheshire and Mid Wales.

The announcement follows recent news from TAG regarding significant expansion into Shropshire and their 40,000 sq ft depot based at Allscott, near Telford, opens this May 2023.

TAG was formed in 2012 when two long standing John Deere dealerships, Alexander & Duncan and Chris Tallis Farm Machinery, joined forces. The company traces its roots back to 1912 and has been supporting farming businesses in the West Midlands for over 100 years, with 56 years as John Deere agents. Currently operating five depots in the West Midlands and Wales at Evesham, Kemble (TAG’s East Area), Leominster, Llanllwni and Narberth (TAG’s West Area).

Employing a team of 160, including skilled after-sales teams and experienced sales representatives, TAG has a comprehensive range of other machinery partners including Kramer, Pottinger, Sumo, Pichon, Shelbourne Reynolds, Sulky, AW & Bailey Trailers and many more.

Simon Amos, TAG Sales & Used Equipment Director, said: “We have plans to double our turnover to £120m within four years. This appointment illustrates the ambition of the company and our desire to recruit first class people to help drive this journey.

“Ben and I have known Tom for over 15 years. His strong relationships, extensive knowledge of the Agricultural industry and exceptional product knowledge make him the ideal person to help TAG deliver its next stage of continued growth.”

Tom Shakeshaft said, “I am delighted to join TAG, I have known Simon and Ben for many years, and I am looking forward to working with them and the rest of team. Tallis Amos has a great reputation throughout the area it covers, and my priority will be to help the team establish themselves to deliver outstanding sales and service in the new Shropshire area.”

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