A LANGWATHBY family business confirms three new appointments to help support the local farming community.

Leading agricultural engineering and machinery sales company DW Toppin Limited, has appointed experienced salesman, Steve Ostle, as Sales Manager.

He joins the company as one of three new recruits, along with Daniel Clowes and Andrew Pinder, who both have solid mechanical backgrounds, and join the service department as Agricultural Engineers.

Steve, based at the company’s workshop in Langwathby, has an extensive career background in agricultural machinery sales, and brings a wealth of expertise in sales, after-sales and customer care.

The company was appointed dealer for leading tractor manufacturer Deutz Fahr in 2018, and continue to represent the brand, along with other well-known agricultural machinery brands.

Steve will play a pivotal role in developing and delivering the company’s sales and growth strategy, as well as maintaining and developing relationships with key customers and partners.

David Toppin, Managing Director, said: “Steve brings invaluable experience, which combined with his knowledge of the industry, and the product range for the brands we represent, will be a great asset. We welcome him to the company”

Steve Ostle said of his appointment: “I’m very pleased to have this opportunity to work with the company and represent some excellent brands.

"We face turbulent times in the agricultural industry, and I am looking forward to working with the great team here to support the local farming community”.

Commenting on the appointments, Director, Pauline Toppin said: “Following a busy period of recruitment, we now have a full complement of sales and service specialists in place, to enable us to continue to offer the high level of care our customers have come to expect and trust.

“We offer all three of our recently appointed recruits a warm welcome to the company, and look forward to working with them, to deliver the traditional family service we have offered to the local farming community for the past 37 years.”

The agricultural engineering company was founded by David Toppin in 1983.

In 1998 they moved to their present custom built site at Green Lane in Langwathby.