John Kidson began his career and passion for landscaping at the age of 16, whilst working as a landscape gardener creating award winning show gardens for Chelsea and Hampton Court RHS Flowers. Continuing his landscaping career, he moved to Greenkeeping where he was first introduced to the irrigation industry.
With a keen interest in all aspects of water motion and his catalogue of skills John soon established John Kidson – Irrigation Specialist.
If it involves water John and his team will handle it. Specialising in the movement of water within the sports turf industry, including pumped irrigation, drainage, storm systems, sump pumps.
Working closely with contractors, manufacturers, and clients, John built up an impressive portfolio installing water irrigation at iconic places such as Wembley Stadium, The Oval, Chelsea FC, to name a few.
At the start of his business John opted to hire equipment, this provided flexibility as the business grew, keeping investment to a minimum. As John Kidson – Irrigation Specialist was going from strength to strength he decided he wanted to take the next step and invest in fusion equipment.
Sourcing the right company to work with, John industry contacts highly recommended Fusion Utilities. At first John was slightly concerned his order could be too small for a direct account with us, but reached out to see what was possible.
“I first contacted David Coxhead the National Sales Director via LinkedIn who got Hayden, the Regional Sales Manager (South East) on the case and within short time phone calls were made, and a business relationship was in action.”
Whilst we are a great hire company, as market leading specialists we were happy to support John on procuring equipment to buy for his own fleet.
Offering John and his team training on the new fusion welder and generator, John continued: “This was a great day, collection of the products and being able to setup the new fusion box in person was great to see the process and learn more.”
One stop shop
Fusion welding is a key part of Irrigation business, and John felt having one supplier that can source the equipment, pipes, and fittings within one interaction offers the right customer support for him and his team.
“I feel my own stock of equipment will grow soon and I will look to Fusion Utilities to provide this. Purchasing other plant items such as a pipe trailer, another set of fusion welding equipment and soon I will be setting up an online store supplying fittings to the sports turf industry”
John adds: “I feel I’ve gained work due to the pricing I’m able to offer because of Fusion Utilities, the one-to-one talks with them allows me to receive updated information without having to chase. I’ve also recently learnt it provides me access to the full Wolseley product catalogue which helps with tender specs on the less commonly used items in my industry.”
Hayden Briggs, Regional Sales Manager (South East) – Utilities said: “Really pleased to have John and his team on board with us. Hopefully from winning this project has result in working with John many more. We look forward to continuing to support John and his business on these future projects.”
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