It was a delight for dealer RT Machinery to welcome 300 people in person for their first full RTM Show Live since 2019! The farm location was once again alive with the hum of conversation and machinery as guests took advantage of the opportunity to talk with over 30 manufacturers, watch demos and enjoy ride-and-drive trials.
In addition to the machinery, visitors were able to hear from five excellent speakers in the new hay loft during the morning, including Jo Little from Planet Mark, one of the UK's leading organisations in sustainability - such a hot topic for our industry. In fact Planet Mark had very recently certified RT Machinery's carbon footprint and Jo took advantage of the occasion to congratulate MD Richard Taylor at the end of her talk.
Guests also enjoyed Colonel Dan Rex MVO from The Queen's Green Canopy - one of many, many great legacies of Her Majesty The Queen. Set up to encourage people to Plant a Tree for the Jubilee, the QGC has already inspired over a million trees to be planted across the United Kingdom and is now extended to the end of March 2023, giving people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour Her Majesty.
Ed Charles from Perennial was able to give visitors more insight into how it offers support and financial assistance to all the workers in our industry - anyone working with grass, trees, flowers or plants! Many had never heard of the charity before and were blown away to learn what help is available.
Of course, there was a pig roast and the famous Becky's cakes too!
MD Richard Taylor said "I'd like to thank all our Customers, Suppliers, Speakers and Colleagues who made the Show such a great day after the challenges of the last couple of years. Equally we all have a responsibility to improve the sustainability of the industry and the Show created a perfect opportunity to explore machinery innovations and a lot more in this regard"