Mike Britton has been appointed managing director of KRM (Keith Rennie Machinery), taking over the day to day running of the company from Keith Rennie.

Mr Britton started with KRM in 2002 having gained a BSc Hons in agricultural engineering with marketing and management at Harper Adams.

Since joining KRM, Mike has been responsible for a sales area, so fully understands all aspects of the company’s products and has wide experience of the requirements of both dealers and end users.

Keith and Marilyn Rennie (assisted by Roger Robinson before his retirement) established KRM in 1986. They will continue to have an interest in the company with Keith being chairman in the new structure.

The initial focus was on fertiliser spreaders and seed drills. The product range has expanded over the years to include cultivators, power harrows, flail mowers, tined weeders, grassland rejuvenators and interrow cultivators, from a range of different manufacturers including Agrisem, Bogballe, Bredal, Carré, Falc and Sola.

KRM moved to its current 4-acre site at Boroughbridge in 2000, where there is plenty of space to assemble and store machines under cover.

Picture: KRM managing director Mike Britton (left) with Keith Rennie.