December 17th, 2019

Sumo are excited to announce the promotion of Mark Curtis (Sales Director) to General Manager of the business.

Sumo has undergone a small management restructure over the last three months. The changes have seen the business adopt a much leaner management structure in order to aid decision making and drive the business forward. 

“With another successful year under our belt, in a particularly tricky climate, it was the right time for Mark to take the reins, said Sumo Chairman, James Sweeting.” He continued: “Mark joined us 3 years ago and has progressively advanced through more responsible positions, offering his expertise not just in Sales, but across the rest of the business, too.

“Mark’s passion for agriculture means an exciting and fresh way at looking at how we do things, so join me in getting behind him in taking Sumo to the next level.”

Mark Cutis has worked in Agriculture for 23 years. After studying Agricultural Engineering at Bishop Burton College, he successfully worked across, Workshop, Demo, Parts and Sales Departments before running his own farm machinery dealership for several years. Mark’s experience is absolutely paramount to the future success of Sumo.

Mark commented: “Sumo has been on a journey over the last couple of years, but one thing has never changed, we still build excellent farm machinery. Moving forward we’re going to invest in a customer-oriented approach to business, and what that means is we’ll have a relentless focus on helping our customers, farm machinery dealerships and farmers, meet their long-term needs and goals.

“Farming isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life. Every farmers mission is to leave their land in a better condition than when they received it and farmers have a monumental challenge ahead with regards to environmental, economic and political forces.

“Anyone with a Sumo implement is part of our Sumo family. At the heart of what we do is a clear purpose; to design and build outstanding cultivation, tillage and seeding machinery that helps farmers look after their land, their bottom line and the environment in an honest, Yorkshire way.”

“The first stage in a commitment to our dealers and farmers is starting 2020 with a large stand at LAMMA, along with two key dealer shows, Ripon Farm Services and Louth Tractors shows in January, followed by a full programme of events throughout 2020.

“I’m looking forward to doing business in 2020, and can’t wait to get the ball rolling.”

You can speak to Mark and the Sumo team at LAMMA Show on 7th & 8th of January at Birmingham’s NEC, Hall 20, Stand 724.