Member of the Week - Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd
Family run Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd celebrates its 30th anniversary in business this year, having served the Highlands and Islands’ gardening, landscaping, crofting, and farming needs since 1987.
Although now incorporating a large machinery department (parts and workshop) as well as a garden centre, gift shop, and coffee shop, the business was originally operated from Director Frank N Nicol’s garage, where Frank sold and serviced good quality second hand tractors and agricultural machinery.
Frank N Nicol soon went on to employ his first member of staff to manage the side of the business which deals with parts, and Jimmy Ross – who now serves as a Director of the firm – was the man for the job.
Demand for the firm’s services quickly grew, and they soon moved to larger premises in Strathpeffer Road in Dingwall – not far from where the business currently operates. The business has continued to grow over the years, and now customers can purchase anything from a small domestic lawnmower to a state-of-the-art commercial machine.
Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd specialise in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility vehicles (UTVs), and the Iseki range of tractors; all of which are supported by a well-stocked parts department and award-winning workshop technicians.
The business has diversified over the last three decades, and now offers everything from bottled gas sales and deliveries to fresh home baking in its coffee shop, as well as an extensive garden centre and hardware store. It now employs over 28 members of staff including full and part-time employees.
As well as being founded on the principle of providing good service, family is at the heart of Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd, with three generations of the family now working within the business. The firm is run by a small management team which includes David Nicol (sales, service and principle buyer), Frank B Nicol (business administration, sales, stock procurement), Jimmy Ross (stores, shop and logistics), and Becky Nicol (workshop administration and coffee shop). The team continue to value exemplary service as paramount, something which is proving key as the firm continues to develop and introduce new products and services.
The company currently has some fantastic special offers on new machines, including Stiga, Mountfield and Torro - please visit the website for more information. The next 12 months will see a new mower shed at the premises – where customers will be able to view (and sit on!) the range of Stiga and Mountfield ride-on mowers. The business has recently been commended by Stiga and Mountfield for outstanding sales and service – a huge achievement.
Keep an eye out for the Stiga Robot mower which is also due to arrive in the next year – something the team are extremely excited about.
For more information on Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd, please visit the website. Alternatively, why not get in touch via the various means below?
Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd
T. 01349 863854