Tallis Amos Group (TAG) has appointed Tom Shakeshaft as its agricultural sales director for the west area.

According to the agricultural, turf and residential machinery supplier, Shakeshaft has spent 17 years associated with John Deere products and most recently spent two years as managing director of a Fendt dealer covering Shropshire, Cheshire and mid Wales.

TAG sales and used-equipment director, Simon Amos, said the company has plans to boost its profits, and Shakesahft’s appointment highlights this.

“We have plans to double our turnover to £120 million within four years. This appointment illustrates the ambition of the company and our desire to recruit first-class people to help drive this journey,” he said.

“Ben and I have known Tom for over 15 years. His strong relationships, extensive knowledge of the agricultural industry and exceptional product knowledge make him the ideal person to help TAG deliver its next stage of continued growth.”

Shakeshaft said he was delighted to join TAG and is looking forward to working with the team.

“I am delighted to join TAG, I have known Simon and Ben for many years, and I am looking forward to working with them and the rest of team,” he said.

“Tallis Amos has a great reputation throughout the area it covers, and my priority will be to help the team establish themselves to deliver outstanding sales and service in the new Shropshire area.”

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TAG was formed in 2012 when two John Deere dealerships, Alexander & Duncan and Chris Tallis Farm Machinery, joined forces.

The company currently operates five depots in the West Midlands and Wales at Evesham, Kemble, Leominster, Llanllwni and Narberth.

TAG employs a team of 160 people including an after-sales team and sales representatives.

The announcement of Shakeshaft’s appointment follows the company’s recent news regarding an expansion into Shropshire after Rea Valley Tractors (RVT) to resign the John Deere franchise.

Its 40,000ft2 depot based in Allscott near Telford will open next month.