Me & My Job - Jeremy Vincent, service manager, the Grass Group

Jeremy Vincent, service manager, the Grass Group - image: HW
Jeremy Vincent, service manager, the Grass Group - image: HW

- What does your typical day involve?

I'm not sure I have a typical day because I am involved with all aspects of the company including sales, hire and parts, but my main responsibilities are service.

- How did you get started in the industry?

I trained as an agricultural engineer at the local John Deere dealership when I left school and had various jobs in that sector. I then joined Sherriff Crop Care, which was predominately an agricultural company but had a small amenity-based division that is now Sherriff Amenity Services, as service manager looking after the sprayer repairs. With them, I got more involved with golf courses and local authorities. Then I joined the Grass Group, nearly 10 years ago.

- What advice would you give to others starting out?

Make the most of every day and ask questions, because you are never too old to learn.

- What is the best part of your job?

Working with top-quality products and seeing places that most people don't get to. I had one repair in the back garden of Buckingham Palace. I am also very lucky to work with some brilliant colleagues.

- And the worst?

People promising what they cannot deliver. It is better to know that you are going to have a problem rather than have it smack you in the face.

- How do you wind down after a hard day?

I enjoy all country pursuits and having a laugh with my kids. I love shooting but don't seem to have much time for it these days. I grew up on a farm so have always been connected with that way of life and started shooting at an early age. I can remember my dad taking me for the first time when I was 10. I've loved it ever since. My brother is a gamekeeper on a large estate in Cambridgeshire, so I try and get there whenever I can.

- What does the future hold?

A lottery win, I hope. If that fails to happen, I hope for a long and happy life and a dazzling career with the Grass Group.


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