Celebrating success in style

Toro north of England dealer Cheshire Turf Machinery, in Stockport, has celebrated its fifth anniversary as an independent concern, with the sale of its 1000th machine - to the golf club to which it made its first sale, a Reelmaster 2300-D mower.

The club in question is Birchwood Golf Club, an 18-hole parkland course in Warrington.

Steve Halley, of Cheshire Turf Machinery, said: "The company was established to focus on the groundscare professional, with the belief that if we did our job properly the customer would remain loyal. It's therefore especially satisfying to reach this milestone by supplying our original customer."

Head Greenkeeper, Adey Holt, who has built up his Toro fleet over the years, said, "I've always been a Toro fan, they make the most reliable machines on the market. Our Reelmaster 2300-D has done over 2,000 hours since we bought it and it's still going strong."