Turf health expert joins Agrovista Amenity

Janine Heathin People

AS PART of a commitment to providing the best in professional turf care solutions and expertise, Agrovista Amenity is delighted to announce the appointment of Alistair Eccles.

Perth-based Alistair joins the team as an amenity specialist for North Scotland, where he'll be contributing more than 30 years of industry experience.

Previously, he worked for grass seed company DLF as a technical sales manager, and prior to this, spent 12 years working for Germinal. Earlier in his career he also progressed through a range of commercial and technical roles within the crop protection industry.

Alistair, who is BASIS and FACTS qualified, said: "Turf has essentially been my life for the past 14 years. Throughout this time I've explored many issues associated with turf health - from nutrition management and improving disease tolerance, to environmental implications of product selection and managing the loss of key chemistry.

"My experience combines both technical and commercial knowledge across a range of business types. I believe this will benefit customers as not only do I understand the challenges they face, but I can break down technical product information and make it relevant to them.

"I'm delighted to be joining Agrovista Amenity - a progressive business with a strong scientific background. This, coupled with their drive to provide customers with the best in agronomic advice, has made it a perfect fit."

As part of its key values, Agrovista Amenity strives to provide a modern, technical approach to professional turf care and amenity solutions. This is something that Ramsay MacGregor believes will be further supported through the appointment of Alistair.

Ramsay, Scottish Regional Manager for Agrovista Amenity, said: "We are delighted to welcome Alistair to the team in Scotland. Alistair brings a wide knowledge of the industry with him, in particular, his specialty of grass seed which will be invaluable to us."

Head of Amenity, John Marland, added: "Alistair is a high-quality addition to the business and demonstrates our continued investment in the amenity industry."

When he isn't pursuing his work passion for turf health, Alistair enjoys golf, mountaineering and gardening.

For more information about Agrovista Amenity, visit www.agrovista.co.uk/amenity