Malcolm Evans to reitre after 50 years

Cambridgeshire-based dealership Duxford Hire & Supply is to close its doors next week, with dealer principal Malcolm Evans retiring after 50 years in the industry.

Having started the business in 1969, Malcolm said he is pleased to get to his 50th anniversary, but now is the right time to step away.

Speaking to Service Dealer this week, Malcolm said, "I'm grateful to the industry for giving me a living for 50 years and I've made many great friends amongst the dealer community.

"I've got to travel to the world and meet many wonderful people on dealer trips with the likes of STIHL and Husqvarna over the years - but the industry is changing now and the time is right for me to depart."

Duxford, like many dealers had a tough year last year - which was made even more difficult by suffering three break-ins within three months. "This didn't make the decision for me," said Malcolm, "but that sort of hassle does get to you."

Malcolm's eldest son Paul will now be opening a new company in new premises, taking on the servicing side of the business, with a little bit of machinery supply too. The new concern will be called Cambridge Garden Machinery.

Malcolm says he's looking forward to enjoying his retirement and all of us here at Service Dealer wish him the very best.

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