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OUR SALES TEAM

Our team are passionate about supplying first class support, and our moto is; When only the best will do.

When you purchase a Wessex product, you invest in over 55 years of innovation, manufacturing excellence and a commitment to progress that underpins the care for our customers, suppliers and employees. #teamwessex

STEVE JAMES

Area Sales Manager - South West

Hi, my name is Steve and I am the South West of England area sales manager. I have been working with Wessex for over 30 years

I have been involved in most parts of the business from product assembly through to parts, sales and export manager. I am passionate about customer service, and am always willing to go the extra mile to ensure full customer satisfaction.

JAKE BROWNING

Area Sales Manager - South East

Hello, I’m Jake, the area sales manager for the South East of England. I have been working passionately at Wessex to grow our business by providing machinery solutions and building trust on a well-established dealer network and a history of success.

I always strive to be the best at what I do and passionate about turning plans into reality.

GREGG OWEN

Area Sales Manager - Midlands

Hi, I’m Gregg Owen, the midlands area sales manager for Wessex. I’m here to serve your requirements and to bridge the gap between dealer and manufacturer.

Whatever your requirements please get in touch, as I’d love to help.

MIKE GIBBS

Area Sales Manager - North & Export

Hello there, I’m Mike and I am passionate about customer service, and making sure that customers get what they require. I look after the north of England and Scotland and Export markets.

THOMAS DITTMANN

European Sales

Hallo – my name is Thomas and I look after our German customers. I am fluent in German, French, Italian and English, so please liaise with me directly to assist your needs.

I am passionate about exploring new markets in Germany and meeting likeminded people to promote and sell the Wessex brand.

JON BLAKE

Parts Manager

Hello, my name is Jon and I am the parts manager for Wessex. I have extensive knowledge of Wessex products having worked here for over 15 years.

I am passionate about IT and new technologies to help our customers find the right Wessex part on the go. I am always updating the website to enable this alongside my colleague Gary.

GARY BRIDGER

Parts

Hi, I’m Gary, and like Jon I’ve worked for Wessex for over 15 years. I am known as ‘the catalogue’, as I have a knack for retaining Wessex part numbers. I enjoy talking with customers and have built a strong report with our dedicated dealers throughout my time.

Finding parts for historical products is a real passion, and there are still Wessex machines in operation that are over 40 years old!

CHRIS PIKE

Sales office team leader

I am the Sales office Team Leader for Wessex International working closely with the Area Sales Managers

We work with a passion to grow the Wessex brand by providing machinery solutions and building trust on a well-established dealer network and a history of success.

ED JOHNSON

Office sales & technical support

Hi, I’m Ed the office sales support for the midlands, north and also export. My role is to support my area managers Mike and Gregg and our trusted dealers, and to look after users within these areas.

I am also responsible for technical support, helping the customer find the best solution for their machines.

Wessex Corporate Foundation

OUR MISSION IS:

  • To grow market share and global presence by strong well respected brands.
  • To continue to identify market needs and provide solutions for them.
  • To offer world-class service which supports our customers and our products.

OUR VISION IS:

  • To provide the Groundcare, Agricultural, ATV and Industrial sectors with unique product solutions that serve a multitude of markets and industries across the globe.
  • To provide products that are renowned for superb quality, value and innovation.
  • To support and grow our loyal distributor network.

OUR VALUES ARE:

  • Based on a strong foundation of honesty, integrity and a commitment to progress that underpins the care for our customers, suppliers and employees.

Our Story

1962

1962

In the heart of rural Hampshire, Wessex began manufacturing grass cutting and forage equipment.

1970’s

1970s

Wessex were the first to manufacture a range of scaled down implements to suit the new compact tractor from Japan.

1980’s

1980s

Wessex increased their focus on equipment to meet the needs of landscapers and grounds maintenance contractors.

1990’s

1990s

As ATV’s started to grow in popularity, Wessex produced a line-up of attachments to suit.

2003

2003

Broadwood International was established as the distributor of quality equipment including the well-known SnowEx salt spreaders & SweepEx push brooms.

2008

2008

Broadwood International acquired Wessex Machinery – now a leading manufacturer of professional grounds maintenance machinery.

2014

2014

In line with the increased focus on global distribution of the Wessex ProLine product range, the company has been renamed Wessex International. This coincides with relocation to the current 50,000 sq ft factory in Andover, Hampshire.

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