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My name is Clive Widgery I have worked in the agricultural & horticultural industry for the past 30 years. My father worked the land for F J Cornwall & Sons and I wanted to follow in his foot steps so I started out in 1982 straight from school with Sussex Tractors Ltd and completed my 4 year apprenticeship which involved a years course at Plumpton College to gain my City & Guilds qualifications. I was the only student during that year to gain a distinction in the Plumpton College Certificate.
I became a technician at Sussex Tractors Ltd and many farmers in Sussex, Surrey and Kent came to know me personally. During my time in the New Holland camp I became one of the top ten technicians in the country. I went on to become Foreman at Sussex Tractors Ltd. I was promoted to Assistant Service Manager which I held that position for 9 years before Haynes Agricultural Ltd purchased Sussex Tractors ltd in August 2004. In 2009 I was moved to Haynes Parkwood depot as Service Manager to run the Kent based workshops and then assisted in the set up of the new Wrotham depot before Haynes Agricultural Ltd made me redundant in August 2013.
I am also Forklift & Telehandler trained, Health & Safety trained and hold a qualified First Aid Qualification. I also have completed 20 years service with the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and been awarded 3 medals from The Queen. I was unfortunately been ill health retired from the service after a major accident.
Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5BN
East & West Sussex, Kent & Surrey