TEAM RT MACHINERY
It’s all about the team here at RT Machinery, working together, sharing knowledge and striving to achieve excellent customer service to serve you better.
Just as happy on a mower as he is on two wheels Richard is our driving force, founder and enthusiastic MD. With a passion for horsepower and the countryside, his goals for the business are challenging and innovative yet with a watchful eye on the need for steady growth and a respect for our environment.
Our sage mentor for many years Robin’s experience shines through in all that we do. With a focus on our warranty and stock, Robin keeps a watchful eye and ensures our customers get the very best care. Robin’s passion is his football, on the touchline every weekend if he can be and in between family caravan jaunts. In his spare time also doing a first class job of maintaining three local football pitches to top league standards!
Company Secretary + Director
Our gatekeeper and company secretary. Becky controls the books and looks after all our supplier relationships and payroll. With the company since the day we started, Becky is also a full-time childminder and our cake baker extraordinaire!
Joined the company in March 2014 as I really wanted to help develop the family business. Have been covering Hertfordshire, North / Central London since then looking after some key accounts and increasing business opportunities. Thoroughly enjoy meeting clients, completing demonstrations and supplying the right machine for the correct application. Outside of work I am a big family man and sports enthusiast.
Robyn is a third-generation Taylor in the business and has worked hard to gain a good understanding of the business. Working her way through all the departments and completing her two-year BAGMA management diploma Robyn knows how we tick and has a key role in the management structure. Robyn leads our business improvement across all departments as well as being a mum to fourth generation Oliver and Aubrey who both spend time with us at the works.
Andy has been in the industry all his working life and has a wealth of experience and product knowledge. He could fill most roles in the business with that experience, from the workshop to being on the road and is happy, once again to be helping his customers in the Oxfordshire area select the right machines for their needs. He is also our go-to man for dealing with our in-house Suffolk ® brand as he knows the product inside out. Andy sees himself as a bit of a handyman about the house but might be known not to adhere to the old adage of ‘measure twice, cut once’. He can often be found down at our on-site lake, after work, in the summer months as he likes a spot of fishing. He has also enjoyed attending a few race meetings this year watching our landlord, Steve Hill, compete.
Anne’s our behind the scenes wonder, she works away at all our parts and stock inventory, buying, selling and controlling. Our Miss right or woe betide you! Out of work, I enjoy walking, eating out and socialising.
Tom has a passion for his job that only someone who knows what it’s like to use machinery and cut grass for a living can have. Coming from a back ground of horticulture Tom knows a good product when he sees one and his ability to match the right machine to the job earns him huge respect from our customers. Keen Spurs fan Tom loves his football and sport in general.
Area Sales Representative
Andrew joined us in 2023 after an illustrious 27 years as Head of Gardens at Woburn Abbey. Wanting a new challenge, Andrew is perfectly placed to advise on lawn care and ground care machinery, having spent many years in the industry buying, maintaining and using a wide range of machines in his role. He’s thoroughly enjoying being able to help fellow grounds professionals now across the range of customers that we supply.
Outside of work Andrew spends more time with mowers as a founding member of the Old Lawnmower Club, set up for the collection, preservation and display of old lawn mowers!
Justin is a very experienced ground care machinery operator and has been in the agricultural and ground care industry for many years. With a career spanning operational and hands-on machinery maintenance, he has also seen the other side of the desk and has strong organisational and supervisory attributes. After 18 months of driving and supporting the team, Justin has taken over the role of Workshop Manager, managing both repairs and servicing, making sure that the products leave our workshop in tip-top condition for delivery to our customers. Outside of work, Justin’s passion is his motorsport.
Greg is our ‘go to’ guy out in the field, spending most of his working days traversing the countryside fixing customers kit. He is very well respected by customers and peers alike for both his knowledge and work ethic. Greg started with us in the Risboro’ Turf days as our apprentice and after a short spell with Turners was ‘poached’ back into the company about 10 years ago. Greg has 3 kids and a mad dog (in that order) and enjoys taking them camping and the outside life. His idea of sport is anything on 4 wheels with an engine and would rather be coated in oil than clean.
Steven is a motivated, intelligent young man and is an incredibly valued part of our team. Steven left school after year 11, followed on to a year in 6th form before coming to join RT Machinery Ltd and following in his father’s footsteps; Steven joined us as an Apprentice and graduated from college in 2019. In his spare time, Steven enjoys anything to do with cars and getting out on the football pitch.
James was destined to be a technician, taking the family lawn mower apart at the age of 12 just for the sake of it. His Dad was not impressed!
He later followed his heart, completing an engineering qualification, and has been immersed in and around engines and ground care machinery ever since.
James joined us in 2023 and brings a real breadth of experience from his many years in this industry and beyond, having also spent time working on Land Rovers and other 4WD vehicles and driving artics.
Away from work, James is just as busy, providing motorsports safety cover across England and Wales, as well as tinkering with steam engines and vintage tractors. Oh, and he’s pretty skilled with amateur radio too. It’s a miracle he finds time to work!
Mark joined the company in 2017 and coming from a mainly 2-stroke background, he is our go-to man for issues with this kit. He also has a background in forestry but spends most of his free time on his passion of scuba diving, often instructing and training novice divers. Mark was warned about the ‘childish’ banter in the service department and has certainly fitted in well on that score and is happy to spread a few ‘digs’, at others, himself.
Dave joined us in 2021 with a huge amount of experience in motor vehicle body repairs as well as ground care machinery usage and repair. He thrives on attention to detail and loves building the wide range of machines we supply. He also enjoys the discipline and creative side of our product development team, helping with technical drawings and more for our own projects. Outside of work, Dave is a keen angler and bowling enthusiast and in fact, helps with the greenkeeping at Long Crendon Bowls Club.
At the tender age of 14, Simon was already working on both car and van engines in his uncle’s workshop. It’s in his blood! More recently he has been working as a rallycross and truck mechanic with Steve Hill Rallycross, who we’re proud to sponsor. Simon attends all six races through the year as a key mechanic and all-round fixer.
In 2019 Simon also started working for RT Machinery, picking up and delivering machinery for servicing, as well as installations of new machinery and more. He loves the variety of work and also getting out and about to the different places our customers are based. And you can probably guess that in his spare time he’s still got his hands in oil!
Cameron joined the team as an apprentice in the summer of 2018. With his keen attitude to deliver and his attention to detail, he is sure to become a skilled technician, and in fact, he enjoys the same commitment to workmanship when indulging in his hobby of model-making.
After a four-year apprenticeship, with delays because of Covid, Cameron is taking on bigger challenges here each day by getting involved in the important pre-delivery build-ups of larger machines as well as break down diagnostic and cutting unit setup.
With his Dad running a garden contracting business for many years, Matthew was introduced to machinery at a young age. He came to us at the age of just 13 for a Saturday job, clearing up, making tea and learning a bit along the way.
After completing his GCSEs, Matthew chose to take up an apprenticeship with us and is learning on the job, as well as attending college part-time for a Land Based Engineering qualification.
Needless to say, he enjoys working on machines!
As an avid Northern Lights hunter, we like to think that Charli “saw the light” when she joined us! Keen to grow in the role, Charli brings a broad range of experience with her, most recently shipping specialist lighting all over the world. Amazingly she is also a qualified jeweller having earned a degree in Jewellery and Metalwork in 2009 and worked in the industry for some years – you could say that attention to detail is in her DNA!
Charli loves being able to bring her golden retriever Amy to the office and has a ridiculously long list of hobbies outside of work … cello, guitar, baking, pyrography (look it up!) and macrame. And that’s not all!
Keith has worked directly in landscape gardening, farm contracting and parts supply for many years, giving him the perfect background for his role here. In fact, his experience with machinery and hard-to-find parts is second to none! Add to that his expert knowledge in computing systems and it’s easy to understand why Keith is an excellent problem-solver.
On weekends you can catch Keith as the resident party and Karaoke DJ at a local pub. Most of his time is spent chiefly fixing stuff while following the Grand Prix and Tottenham Hotspur. He’s also a cat dad to two Furry Minions Of Darkness: Socksy and Spot!
Garry has been working with parts almost since leaving school, starting with over 20 years in the motor trade locally before switching to ground and lawn care machinery parts. Having already worked with MD Richard for a number of years in that role, Garry was persuaded to join us back in 2008 and is as much a parts guru today as he was then.
Now working three mornings a week, Garry has a lot more time to enjoy his allotment, garden and family. Those grandchildren keep him on his toes!
With a passion for caring, Liz has spent most of her career looking after others, whether with the elderly in care homes, the sick in hospital, young children in nurseries or, more recently, as a support worker for adults with learning disabilities.
She brought her caring skills to RT Machinery for several years in the earlier days, looking after the sales administration and helping out wherever needed. Liz returned in 2019 and is delighted to be helping ensure our customers get what they need, as well as working in the family business alongside brother Richard, plus her dad, sister, son and niece!
Liz loves spending time with her family and enjoying holiday in the New forest with her touring caravan.
With over 50 years of experience working on and using tractors and mowers, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Web Designer + Brand Ambassador
Steve is a freelance web designer, graphic designer and illustrator currently rooted in the beautiful countryside village of Thornborough, Bucks. He’s also the founder and lead designer of GoodInk creative studio.
If you have any enquiries relating to the RT Machinery website or brand, drop Steve an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea is our Marketing Executive and currently works on a part-time basis. Andrea trained in Business and Finance and worked in the Travel Industry before moving to Direct Sales and then Marketing at Churchill Insurance.
In 1999, Andrea made the switch from the corporate world to business and has since worked with over 100 businesses on a consultancy basis, helping them to improve their marketing.
Having worked with Richard when he first started this business, she is delighted to be working with him and his team again now, and using some marketing methods that weren’t even around in 2001!
100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
During a short survey in December 2017, we asked our existing customers for feedback on the level of customer service they received from RT Machinery. We’re truly humbled that 100% of respondents said they would recommend us!