Ernest Doe and Sons are Ransomes Jacobsen Dealer of the Year 2012

October 02, 2013

Ipswich, Suffolk, UK - October 2, 2013 - Ernest Doe and Sons Ltd, the Ransomes Jacobsen's dealer for the southeast of England based at Ulting in Essex, were awarded the accolade of Dealer of the Year 2012 at a gala dinner held at Beaumont House hotel recently.

The award, which is presented to the premier dealer in Ransomes Jacobsen's UK and European distributor network, was presented to Managing Director Colin Doe by Rupert Price, Sales Director of the Ipswich-based turf equipment manufacturer.

Presenting the rationale prior to handing over the award, Rupert Price said, "Ernest Doe and Sons have demonstrated significant sales across all of our brands with a year-on-year growth of over 40%. They were also the key influencer in winning two major corporate golf accounts in 2012, and also have very dedicated teams at all their branches. From experienced sales team members down to some very new staff, collectively, they have shown what can be achieved with determination and enthusiasm. Their can-do attitude to ensure that customers have the correct machinery, the ultimate after-sales support and the most cost-effective finance packages in this difficult climate is further testimony to the award of this accolade."

Replying after accepting the award, Colin Doe said, "On behalf of the Ernest Doe business I would like to express my pleasure at winning this award. We have received excellent support from Ransomes Jacobsen in winning new business and the teams at all branches have worked tirelessly in these difficult times. I would like to personally thank our parts and service teams; they are the people who provide the high levels of after-sales service that helps to enhance our reputation in a competitive market place. We are delighted to be the recipients of this award."

Other awards presented at the dinner were:
UK Turf Dealer of the Year: T.H. White Ltd
UK E-Z-GO Dealer of the Year: Golf Car UK
Conquest Club Winner 2012: Alun Wright, T.H. White Ltd
Conquest Club Winner 2011: Danny Lake, Bartram Mowers Ltd

Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company and more information on the product offering can be found at www.ransomesjacobsen.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

For further information please contact:
Peter Driver
Public Relations and Media Communications Manager
West Road, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9TT.
Tel: +44 (0) 1473 276386 Email: peterd@tip.textron.com

Andy Turbin and Colin Doe accepting their award presented by Ransomes Jacobsen’s Sales Director Rupert Price

The Ernest Doe team with Rupert Price after receiving the Ransomes Jacobsen Dealer of the Year trophy

UK Turf Dealer of the year – TH White Ltd

UK E-Z-GO Dealer of the Year - Golf car UK

Alun Wright, Conquest Club Winner 2012

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