Sumo appoints new managing director

  • British cultivation equipment manufacturer Sumo UK Ltd has appointed Steve Ridley as its new managing director.

With over 30 years of experience in the agricultural machinery sector, including roles in engineering, technical, sales and product training, Mr Ridley will lead the team as the company continues to provide first class cultivation and drilling equipment.

”I’m delighted to be joining Sumo, a leading manufacturer with a great team of people that is easy to do business with and has a mindset of continuous improvement,” he says.

“My objective is to make Sumo a leading manufacturer, building on  over 20 years of expertise in designing and manufacturing top-quality innovative equipment.”

“I’m looking forward to meeting our customers over the coming months and will be at LAMMA this January,” he adds.

Sumo chairman, James Sweeting, says the company is delighted to welcome Mr Ridley to the team at such an exciting time of growth for the business.

“Steve joins Sumo with a record of success and proven leadership skills, having worked for a global agricultural machinery manufacturer and a large dealership group,” he says.

“He’ll be a great asset to the business as we move through our next phase of growth.”

To find out more about Sumo contact 01759 319900 or visit To meet Mr Ridley or the team at LAMMA please visit Hall 20 Stand 20-730.