George Nowell has been appointed as Kubota (UK)'s agricultural and groundcare Dealer Manager for the midlands, north west and Wales. Now in his fifth year of full-time employment with the company, George joined Kubota in 2015 after getting in touch during his search for a three-month summer job following the completion of his first year at Harper Adams University.
His career path is one that puts the spotlight on opportunities that exist within Kubota. After leaving school, he took a three-year apprenticeship at Bicton College which saw him working with a tractor dealership in Devon. Eager to immerse himself at manufacturer-level, George set about finding a route into Harper Adams University.
"I always knew what I wanted to do, and earning myself a summer job at Kubota was a move that has helped to create fantastic opportunities for me," explains George, whose exam results and high grades achieved from an apprenticeship eased his progression into engineering.
"During my degree course, I returned to Kubota for my work placement year as a student," he says. "My coursework and dissertation led to a project on M7 tractor optimisation, which was focussed on developing dealer and customer knowledge."
Proving that a little initiative goes a long way, George returned to Kubota after completing his university studies in 2018, taking up his first full-time role. As a service technician providing product support, his early career included a three-month posting to KFM in Dunkirk, France, working in tractor production.
One year later, George took on the role of Regional Service Representative before stepping up to the role of Aftersales Dealer Manager in 2021. He now boosts his career in 2023 as Kubota's agricultural and groundcare Dealer Manager for the midlands, north west and Wales.
"I have been involved with groundscare equipment from the start of my career, working as an apprentice in the dealership" adds George. "It's great to be part of a company that has a reputation for supplying quality, reliable equipment through a dedicated dealer network and I very much look forward to supporting them, and our customers, further over the coming months."
Commenting on George's promotion to Dealer Manager, agricultural and groundcare Sales Manager Tim Yates said: "This is a great opportunity to showcase our home-grown talent, and it highlights the professional career opportunities that are available in Kubota (UK)."