10 Jun 2021

Bigwoods Agri hang up the spanners

After trading for 42 years, father and son duo Keith and Tom Bigwood have decided to hang up their spanners.

The decision - two years in the making - follows discussions over the future of Bigwoods Agri, when the duo realised they could not find the technicians needed to carry on with a first-class service they'd become renowned for. They were concerned they'd start to to let customers down.

Many of the tractors and handlers they sold had extended warranty which put even more pressure on the workshop to continue with good support for such a variety of customers.

Bigwoods had many small farmers when they started but, as we all know, the small farmer is disappearing and the demands and expectations from the bigger farmers is much greater.

 The company has always made money but they either had to expand or finish, Tom and Keith had many discussions on the way forward and in the end decided between them that they would finish and both have no regrets.

Tom will go back into the motor trade as a parts and service manager and Keith will hang his boots up.

Keith said: "We both have loved the trade and enjoyed what we have done, but now have let out both properties and look forward to the future in a different way.

"Tom and I would also like to thank all at BAGMA for the great support over the many years."  

Keith Bigwood as been involved with BAGMA for many years, and was Chairman of the BAGMA West Country Region for some time with Tom helping later on.

The team at BAGMA would like to thank both Keith and Tom for their support and involvement with BAGMA over the years and wish them both well for the future.