Nick Brown

IPSWICH-BASED grounds machinery makers Ransomes Jacobsen has appointed Nick Brown as UK and Ireland corporate account manager - golf, with immediate effect.

IPSWICH-BASED grounds machinery makers Ransomes Jacobsen has appointed Nick Brown as UK and Ireland corporate account manager - golf, with immediate effect.

Reporting to UK and Ireland Sales Manager Rupert Price, he will be responsible for the company's key accounts in the golf sector including new business generation with specialist golf management organisations.

Mr Brown graduated from Brunel University with a BSc Hons degree in forestry products technology and worked on oil palm plantations in Sumatra for a year before moving to Australia to play professional rugby. He joined Ransomes Jacobsen in 1998 as a sales planning co-ordinator followed by other internal roles. He then joined the E-Z-GO sales team responsible for the sales of golf cars in various territories across the UK, before moving to the company's European sales team in a similar position. His latest role was as business development manager for Eastern Europe.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Price said: “Nick has a great understanding of our business and the golf sector, both here in the UK and across Europe. He is able to communicate at all levels and his people skills will certainly be an advantage in his new role. His remit includes Jacobsen golf course maintenance equipment and our E-Z-GO golf cars and we wish him every success in his new role, going forward.”

He lives in Woodbridge near Ipswich and in his spare time is a supporter of rugby at all levels and a keen golfer.