Peter Arrand of Ripon Farm Services

On Thursday 20th June 2019 at the Royal Highland Show, BAGMA’s Scottish President, Brian Sangster, handed over the Chain of Office of the BAGMA Presidency to Vice President Peter Arrand of Ripon Farm Services.

Guests were invited to join the celebrations along with BAGMA's very own piper. A special cake was provided for Brian and the Chain of Office was duly passed over.

Brian has been BAGMA President for four years extending the normal two years to continue with a number of projects. He will continue to support Peter on the Bira Board of Management and as LE-TEC Chairman and BAGMA’s representative in Scotland for training and education working with Lantra and RHET (Royal Highland Educational Trust) amongst other activities.

Brian and Peter were presented with a special pair of BAGMA 100th anniversary cufflinks by Bob Chapman a past BAGMA and Bira president. Peter thanked Brian for his many years of service. Keith Christian, BAGMA Director, presented Brian with a gift from both BAGMA and its parent group Bira, followed by a bottle of whisky as a gift from Alasdair Straker. Keith thanked Brian for being part of the BAGMA team and steering a steady ship over the last four years.

Peter Arrand, formerly RBM and now with Ripon Farm Services following a merger, will develop his own portfolio as BAGMA President with a major focus on training and education and developing the BAGMA Council with a view to encouraging dealers to be more aware of the importance of apprenticeships and recruitment into the landbased engineering sector.

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