A well-known industry name will be taking the reins at the British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA), as we proudly announce Nick Darking as the new General Manager for BAGMA. Effective from 13th March 2023, Nick will be building on the legacy of departing Director Keith Christian, bringing with him more than 30 years of industry knowledge and experience to this lead role.
Nick joins BAGMA on the back of more than three decades in the land based engineering sector working with a cross section of customers and dealers in both the agricultural and ground care sectors. The majority of Nick's career has been with leading machinery supplier - Redexim - where he began in a hands-on role in the workshop, before a long and illustrious track record in a sales and support role. It is also here that Nick forged many strong and longstanding relationships with partners across the Redexim dealer network.
In addition to Redexim partners, Nick has also had the pleasure of working closely alongside the leading industry associations including BIGGA and the Grounds Management Association (GMA), and has sat on the AEA's 'Outdoor Power Equipment Council' for the last 10 years.
Commenting on his appointment, Nick said, "I am delighted to be joining the BAGMA team, working with a fantastic group of industry professionals and using my knowledge to further the aims and objectives that BAGMA work so passionately to achieve. Having worked with a number of BAGMA members in my previous roles, I look forward to re-connecting and developing these relationships and taking the next step of my career in the industry which I love."
Keith Christian said "I am pleased to be handing over BAGMA to a person that has a similar industry background to myself and an understanding of the UK dealer network and their needs in today's ever changing business world."
Ruth Bailey (CEO AEA) commented: "This is a superb appointment for us and for the industry. We are absolutely thrilled that someone of Nick's standing and experience will be taking the helm at BAGMA and carrying on with the dedicated and passionate path as set by Keith. I very much look forward to working with Nick in the years to come."