The end of a Golden era – Peter McVeigh retires from E. P. Barrus

Published on: 14/05/2021


The end of a Golden era – Peter McVeigh retires from E. P. Barrus

Peter McVeigh, who has worked within the garden machinery industry for over 50 years and for E.P. Barrus for the last 35 years, will be retiring at the end of this year’s season.

Peter started working in the industry at the young age of 13 as a Saturday boy for a local garden machinery business and that’s where his life-long career in garden machinery started. Having learnt his trade at Shanks Mowers he then moved to Relf & Kendall to complete his apprenticeship. In 1979 Peter joined Birmid Qualcast as an Area Sales Manager where he forged many long-lasting relationships with local dealers.

In 1986, Peter joined the team at E. P. Barrus where his hard work and dedication to the company, its products and dealerships has earned him the respect of everyone who knows him. Over the last 35 years, Peter has successfully managed territories in the East, South East and more recently the North East and North West.

“Peter is a gritty, persistent, caring, hardworking and an honest man who has a passion for his job and his customers,” said Phil Noble, Divisional Sales Manager, Lawn and Garden, E. P. Barrus “In my opinion, Peter has got to be one of the longest-serving and well-respected Area Sales Managers working in our industry today and he will be a tough act to follow.”.

“I am sad to be leaving the industry that I have grown up with and loved,” said Peter McVeigh “We are looking forward to having time to finish the house and we have some great ideas for our garden, which Gilly and I are looking forward to enjoying together in the future. I hope to get out to visit as many of my dealers as I can before I retire”.

“E. P. Barrus would like to thank Peter for all his hard work and dedication over the last 35 years, he has been a very loyal ambassador for the company and his dealers and all of us wish him the very best for an enjoyable retirement,” said Robert Muir, Managing Director E.P. Barrus.

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