A prominent agricultural machinery dealership in Cumbria has been given a top award by a manufacturer.

Lloyd Limited, which also has branches across the north of England and southern Scotland, was named Bobcat Dealer of the Year 2019.

It sold over 160 vehicles from the global manufacturer’s range, which includes mini-excavators, tracked loaders and skidsteers.

Lloyd Limited said they had proved popular across its sectors of business, from plant hire companies to house builders and landscape gardeners to farmers.

Barry Lloyd, managing director, said: “We are extremely proud to have won this award.

"Bobcat is an important part of our business and we have put a great deal of effort and resource into boosting their profile amongs our customer base, which has clearly delivered positive results.

"All our sales specialists, particularly those for the construction sector, are focused on spreading the word about Bobcat.

"We are looking forward to introducing even more customers to Bobcat during 2020 and building on our success.”

Paul Hyslop, Bobcat’s district manager for UK North and Ireland, added: “Lloyd Limited have impressed everyone at Bobcat with their commitment to our business and their focus on delivering excellent levels of service to support our Bobcat customers.

"This is hopefully just the beginning of continued growth for both Bobcat and Lloyd Limited.”

Lloyd Ltd has been selling leading machinery brands since 1964.

Renowned particularly in the agricultural sector, having started out as a Ford tractor dealer, the family-run company has added the construction, materials-handling and groundcare sectors to its product range.