Agrovista Amenity has announced the appointment of Stewart Carbray and Sam Sweetzer who will join the company’s renowned team of Amenity Specialists.
Stewart joins Agrovista Amenity from Bothwell Castle Golf Club where he worked for twenty-three years after initially joining as an apprentice. During this time, he worked his way up to the position of Head Greenkeeper, and after six years in this position he felt the time was right to embark on a new opportunity.
“I achieved what I set out to do at Bothwell Castle and I saw so many improvements at the course. I wanted to stay within the industry and always had an interest in the other side of the business, so the Agrovista opportunity was just too big to ignore.”
Stewart, who will be covering the areas of west and central Scotland and further down into Dumfries and Galloway borders, believes he has the perfect mentor at Agrovista Amenity.
“Ramsay MacGregor, my line manager, is the guy everyone goes to for technical advice and problem-solving. I want to learn from him and pick up the reigns and become trusted and recognised just like him.
“Ultimately, I’m looking forward to working in a great team and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
Sam Sweetzer also comes from a greenkeeping background, and his last role was at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club as the Deputy Course Manager. Throughout his career, he has relied on several products from Agrovista Amenity and is looking forward to learning more about the science behind them.
“There is a huge amount of pressure and demand on greenkeepers at the moment and I’m looking forward to finding solutions for them,” he said. “In the past, we have always worked with Agrovista Amenity because they have such an extensive portfolio from various manufacturers. There are also specialist products that only Agrovista Amenity can sell such as Compo Expert and BASF products.
“In the last few weeks, I have already learned a lot about all these products. The technology that goes into these products is fascinating and I think it is important to always keep moving forward with the times.”
Sam will be focusing on the areas of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire and is relishing the opportunity of building relationships with a wide variety of customers.
“I’m really looking forward to getting out on the road and meeting lots of different people, from many different sites and furthering my knowledge on various sports turf surfaces. My background might be in golf, but a lot of my clients will be working in colleges, schools, cricket, rugby and football.
“It’s an exciting prospect that people will be coming to me for advice. Having been in their shoes is important because it will help me build good long-term relationships with them, and that is what it is all about.”
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