20 Years of success for Aylesbury's RT Machinery
Along with celebrating that fresh feeling of spring, local ground care and lawn care machinery specialists RT Machinery are also celebrating 20 years in business.
The firm, based in Nether Winchendon near Aylesbury were awarded a Royal Warrant two years ago.
You can read about that here.
The company, which was set up by Managing director Richard Taylor 20 years ago has grown from humble beginnings.
It all began in a summerhouse office at the bottom of his garden with a small workshop and has grown to a large farm-based premises with 20 staff, culminating in the Royal Warrant award in 2018.
Speaking to the Bucks Herald, he said: “At the tender age of 19 I learnt that delivering what your customers want and need is really important and that certainly helped me to build RT Machinery.
"It’s also been important for me to have family involved along the way - three generations with a fourth lining up in the background!
"Between them and the fantastic “family” team we have in place, we’ve been able to generate growth with enthusiasm, education and investment for the future.
“Serving the Royal Household and Her Majesty the Queen since we began in 2001 has always been a privilege and a pleasure.”
He added that wants and needs have changed over the years to include a much bigger focus on quieter and reduced emissions or emission-free lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, blowers and more.
Robotic mowers too have taken the market by storm, transitioning from being a risky choice for homeowners 20 years ago to being an obvious choice for the home as well as for professional use.
"Enjoying freshly cut grass every day without spending any time mowing is a very attractive proposition!"
Whilst they can’t celebrate as they would have liked, RT Machinery intend to mark this year in other ways:
● Reuse and Recycle - IT Tech
The Turing Trust, started by the family of Alan Turing, refurbishes IT equipment, installs a range of educational software and provides it to those who need it most. This year the company will be donating all of their eligible computers, smart phones and more to this fantastic charity.
● Reuse and Recycle - Batteries
Whilst they are already recycling batteries as they come through the workshop, this year the company plans to go further by launching as a Battery Recycling Centre for lithium power tools and equipment. They will be happy to take in batteries from tools supplied by them, as well as batteries from UTV’s, mowers and tractors. All the batteries we receive will be recycled responsibly.
● Re-energise Program
With the goal of improving their energy footprint, they are replacing heating and lighting with low energy alternatives. They are also surveying how they can implement solar power and water recycling into the business.
Richard hopes they can enjoy some more traditional celebrations later in the year, especially with their annual RTM Show on 8th September – the biggest one-day “Live and Running” Ground Care and Turf Machinery show in the country.
Until then, he is focused on what they can do, and in particular how they can continue to support those businesses and services that need help coming out the other side of
“The batteries are as energised today as they were 20 years ago and with a shared vision and drive in the team, this is indeed a proud moment and we’re looking forward to the next twenty!”