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Godfreys (Sevenoaks) Ltd has decided to sell its professional turf business to fellow dealers Burden Bros Agri Ltd and Farol Ltd by the end of October 2016. Terms are not being disclosed, but the decision by Godfreys’ directors has the full agreement and approval of John Deere Limited, and is supported by the other dealers involved.The deal will mean that the existing Godfreys business currently based at Hailsham in East Sussex will transfer to Burden Bros, and that located at Wokingham in Berkshire will transfer to Farol.Godfreys will continue to trade as a main homeowner dealer from its premises at Otford Road, Sevenoaks in Kent, along with the Tylers garden equipment trade business that was acquired in June 2015. Godfreys will retain its John Deere homeowner dealer franchise at Sevenoaks.The majority of Godfreys staff from the Wokingham and Hailsham branches and those directly involved in the John Deere professional turf business will transfer to the new dealerships. Farol will retain the existing Wokingham premises, while Burden Bros will relocate the Hailsham business to its existing outlets in East Sussex and Kent.“I am extremely proud of what we, as a team at Godfreys, have achieved over the past few years,” says director Peter Bateman. “We have built a strong turf business throughout the south-east of England. In order to continue building on this success, I and my fellow directors believe that it’s necessary to operate as a combined John Deere agricultural and turf dealership, as both Burden Bros Agri and Farol are able to do.“Equally, the Godfreys homeowner and Tylers trade businesses are very much aligned and have many opportunities to develop and grow together. All our homeowner, commercial and trade customers can be confident that this deal will continue to deliver the best possible sales, service and parts support. We believe this decision is the right one for our people and the company as a whole.”
John Deere has announced an extension of its commitment to The First Tee, the US-based non-profit youth development organisation that uses golf to teach life and leadership skills to young people.Deere’s support from 2017 to 2021 will focus on community service and volunteering, leadership skills for girls, and programme support of The First Tee activities in selected John Deere communities in North America.“Over the next five years, this initiative will encourage and recognise young people who take an active role in preparing for their future and serve the communities where they live,” said Mara Downing, president of the John Deere Foundation and director of corporate citizenship and global brand management at Deere & Company.A nationwide contest in the US will demonstrate the impact of leadership skills gained through community service and volunteerism with The First Tee. The First Tee participants, aged 14 to 18, will be invited to submit a written essay for the opportunity to win a $5000 college scholarship plus the opportunity to be a VIP guest and pro-am participant in 2017 at the John Deere Classic golf tournament in Silvis, Illinois.Essays will focus on how students are a ‘Power for Good’ through service to their communities, the impact their work is having, and how their work is connected to the values learned through The First Tee and the game of golf. The contest will be launched later this year.An event for girls focused on developing leadership skills within the context of the game of golf will be held in conjunction with LPGA-USGA Girls Golf in a selected The First Tee community. The winner of the national essay contest will be celebrated at this event, which will be the first ever for The First Tee to focus on leadership skills and golf awareness for a female-only audience.The John Deere Foundation will also provide funding to further develop The First Tee chapters in selected John Deere home communities, including the Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa, Des Moines in Iowa and Cary, North Carolina.“Our team is thrilled to stand alongside John Deere to highlight the core values learned through involvement with the great game of golf,” said Jennifer Weiler, senior vice-president and chief development officer at The First Tee. “We are encouraged by companies like John Deere who believe the seeds of leadership are sown at a young age and that programmes such as The First Tee help the next generation to learn, grow and succeed.”The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org) is a non-profit youth development organisation whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programmes that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.With its home office at World Golf Village in St Augustine, Florida, The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has grown its network to deliver programmes in all 50 United States and selected international locations.In 2015, The First Tee brought character education through the game of golf to more than 4.7 million young people. The First Tee's Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee's Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W Bush serves as honorary chair.