Robin aims for more success at 70

Robin Sparrow
Robin Sparrow

He may have reached 70, but Robin Sparrow had no thoughts of retiring.

After 45 years in the machinery sales business, Robin wasn’t prepared to call it a day, and did what any other self-respecting pensioner would do; he set up his own business.

Robin is confident he can make a success of the new company, Arrow of Bourne – and with good reason.

The Lincolnshire-based entrepreneur was top-selling salesman at his previous employer.

Arrow of Bourne will offer flail mower/collectors, compact tractor-mounted hedge cutters and other machinery, focusing on the amenity and leisure markets.

He will be launching the business tomorrow at Agri-Expo, a major South East agricultural show, and is looking forward to a new challenge at a time when others would be looking forward to putting their feet up.

“After working in the business for more than 45 years I decided it was time to put my knowledge to good use by working for me instead of for other people,” he explained. With a lifetime’s experience working for well-known companies such as Spearhead and Ryetec, Robin has sourced a range of quality machinery that originates in Italy and will be sold under the new Arrow brand.

Arrow’s range of flail mower/collectors includes a heavy duty model designed to clear scrub and bracken and a lighter version that is ideal for cutting, scarifying and collecting grass and leaves in amenity areas, golf courses and sports fields.

Arrow also offers a number of different hedge cutters to fit compact tractors and a chipper/spreader from France.

“I will be supplying my products through the UK dealer network, not direct to the end user, and I am looking forward to speaking to potential partners,” Robin said.

“Launching my own brand and setting up my own business has been an interesting challenge and I am determined to make it work.”

Dealers and end users can contact Robin on 07831 886601 or by emailing sales@arrowofbourne.co.uk