A LEADING Northern machinery dealership is celebrating an accolade from an international manufacturer.

Lloyd Ltd received the Bobcat Dealer of the Year for UK and Ireland 2019 award at the manufacturer’s recent dealer conference.

With branches across the North of England and South of Scotland, Lloyd Ltd has been selling leading machinery brands since 1964. Renowned particularly in the agricultural sector, having started out as a Ford tractor dealer, the family-run company has added the construction, materials-handling and groundcare sectors to its extensive product range, and Bobcat is a key partner to its operations thanks to the versatility of its model line-up.

2019 proved an outstanding year for Lloyd Ltd, selling more than 160 of the global manufacturer’s impressive range of mini-excavators, tracked loaders and skidsteers, which proved popular across its sectors of business.

From plant hire companies to house builders, landscape gardeners to farmers, Lloyd Ltd customers benefitted from Bobcat’s machinery range and excellent finance offers, and the award comes a result of this exceptional achievement.

Managing director Barry Lloyd said: “We are extremely proud to have won this award. Bobcat is an important part of our business and we have put a great deal of effort and resource into boosting their profile amongst our customer base, which has clearly delivered positive results.

“All our sales specialists, particularly those for the construction sector, are focused on spreading the word about Bobcat, and our customers have been impressed with the quality and versatility their products offer. We are looking forward to introducing even more customers to Bobcat during 2020 and building on our success.”

Paul Hyslop, Bobcat’s district manager for UK North & Ireland, said: “Lloyd Ltd have impressed everyone at Bobcat with their commitment to our business and their focus on delivering excellent levels of service to support our Bobcat customers.

“Having a partner with such wide-ranging operations is ideal for us as the Bobcat range is suitable for a huge variety of applications, so Lloyd Ltd’s sales teams, backed up by their Bobcat-trained technicians and parts advisors, offer an excellent route to market for us. This is hopefully just the beginning of continued growth for both Bobcat and Lloyd Ltd.”