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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Gregoire Besson UK Appoints New Storeman




Gregoire Besson UK has expanded its Bourne-based team with the appointment of a new Storeman, Bertie Wynne.

Bertie, aged 19, is responsible for the management of the company’s store room, as well as assisting with the fitting and maintenance of machinery that arrives at the company’s head quarters before being forwarded to the customer. Gregoire Besson UK (GB UK) also rents office and storage space to Horsch at their new Lincolnshire site, and Bertie is responsible for managing their store as well, dividing his time equally between the two companies.

With a background that includes working as a window and conservatory fitter; a supermarket assistant; and a garage mechanic, it was Bertie’s time spent on Dodd’s farm in Graby Lincolnshire in 2010 that really confirmed which industry he wanted to work in.

“I am passionate about mechanics, but I also loved the time I spent working on the farm so when I saw the advertisement for this position at Gregoire Besson UK I had to apply!” explains Bertie.

“I have been here for nearly three months and I am enjoying every minute.  Not only does it allow me to combine my two passions, but working for both GB UK and Horsch means my role is very varied.  It also gives me the opportunity to learn new skills alongside people who have extensive experience of the industry, which I’m looking forward to,” adds Bertie.

This latest appointment ends a successful year for Gregoire Besson UK, which has seen the company move into its purpose-designed headquarters on Spalding Road in Bourne, Lincolnshire; celebrate its 20th anniversary; and the retirement of Managing Director, Bill Immink.

“It has been a busy but fantastic 2011 for us and we are delighted to welcome Bertie on board at this exciting time,” says the Managing Director of Gregoire Besson UK.

“His knowledge of mechanics and passion for the farming industry really made him stand out for the 90 applicants we had for the position.  He has already proved to be an invaluable member of the team and we’re sure he will have a bright and long future here at Gregoire Besson UK,”.

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