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Kubota UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bywater as its Group Training Manager – a brand new role created within the business to further strengthen its ‘best-in-class’ training proposition.

As Kubota UK’s Group Training Manager, Mike is responsible for overseeing the company’s complete training offering across all divisions – agriculture, construction, engines and groundcare.

Keith Miller, Kubota UK’s Business Development Manager for Service said: “We have invested heavily for many years to ensure we provide the most advanced and comprehensive training for our customers. As the business continues to grow, it’s vital we evolve too. The creation of this new role highlights Kubota’s ongoing commitment to our dealer network by take our training offering to the next level.”

Kubota’s investment in its training proposition will see Mike and his team introduce a number of new programmes to help expand dealer knowledge. Kubota will also be introducing new e-learning platforms that will ensure dealers have access to the highest level of training in line with Kubota’s global training programme.

Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role, joining from Kubota Europe’s Agricultural Business Unit as its Sales Training Development Manager. Mike joined Kubota UK as its Agriculture Product Manager in 2013. Prior to this, Mike was a Regional Sales and Technical Support Manager for Househam Sprayers and was the National Account Manager for Speedy Hire in the construction industry. Mike graduated from Harper Adams University, where he studied Agriculture and Mechanisation.

Mike commented: “Kubota UK already provides a high level of training for service technicians; our aim moving forward is to improve and expand our offering to cover the sales and parts departments at our training facilities located at our Thame headquarters in Oxfordshire.

“The key objective of my new role is all about ensuring our dedicated dealer network have access to the best training that enables them to run their businesses more successfully. By offering the most effective training solutions, it strengthens our dealer network further, meaning they can provide a better level of service to our end-user customers.”

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