Sherriff Amenity buys local authority and sports turf supplier Terra Firma (Scotland)

Sherriff Amenity, the fine turf and landscaping division of Agrovista UK, has acquired amenity and local authority specialist supplier Terra Firma (Scotland).

Sherriff Amenity said the move combines existing technical expertise and broad product ranges to provide land managers, local authorities, contractors, groundsmen and greenkeepers in Scotland with a full agronomy service, advice, new products and access to an extensive distribution network based out of Terra Firma’s distribution warehouse in Sterling.

Simon Gough, who founded Terra Firma (Scotland) in 2001 and grew it to become a major supplier of products for plant protection, nutrition and adjuvants, biostimulants and other associated inputs to the sports turf, council, landscape and forestry market, will lead the combined team in Scotland as Sherriff Amenity regional manager.

All six Terra Firma staff are being retained by Sherriff Amentiy and will continue to be based at the former Terra Firma’s distribution warehouse in Sterling. They will join Sherriff Amenity's existing six sales staff who will continue to be based at their depot in Perth. 

Gough said: "Terra Firma joining with Sherriff Amenity is a really exciting prospect. The combination of both companies’ industry knowledge, experience and customer service ethos will form a strong, sustainable and service focused business model moving forward."

Agrovista managing director Chris Clayton said: "We are delighted to welcome Simon and his team from Terra Firma into Sherriff Amenity. The acquisition will strengthen the business in Scotland and provide synergies across the business which will ultimately benefit our customers. This combined with further product developments will generate exciting opportunities from the combined business".

Sherriff Amenity was formed in 1994 and is a wholly owned division of Agrovista UK Ltd, which holds more than 20% of the crop protection market in the UK. The ultimate parent company is the international Marubeni Corporation.

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