ABOUT IRON & EARTH EQUIPMENT

Used Plant Machinery Experts

In addition to serving the domestic market, we have a strong focus on export. Export forms a significant part of our business, and we have the necessary facilities to load curtain siders and containers. We also provide a strip-down service, ensuring efficient and secure shipping of equipment to destinations around the world.

To ensure the quality and performance of our machinery, all equipment undergoes a thorough inspection before being made available for sale. We take pride in supplying our customers with machinery in ready-to-work condition, allowing you to put it to use immediately upon purchase.

In addition to our existing range, we became authorised dealers for Solis Tractors in 2020. This partnership has allowed us to offer our customers access to the renowned Solis Tractor line up, known for their exceptional performance, durability, and versatility. This also features attachments suitable for many compact tractors, ensuring all tasks can be completed on the land.

Continuing our commitment to expanding our product offerings, we further enhanced our dealership by becoming authorised EP Equipment importers & dealers in 2022. EP Equipment is recognised globally for its innovative Li-ion electric battery forklifts and material handling equipment, providing green environmentally friendly solutions without compromising on power or productivity.

At Iron & Earth Equipment Limited, we prioritise customer satisfaction and strive to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Whether you require equipment for a specific project or are looking to expand your fleet, our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you in finding the right machinery solution.

MEET THE IRON & EARTH EQUIPMENT TEAM


Barry Oakhill

Barry Oakhill

Managing Director

Founded the company in 2016. Machinery in the blood, Baz sold his first machine while at college in 1998 and has never looked back!

Likes: Rugby, cricket, shooting and time with family.

Paul Shiner

Paul Shiner

Operations Director

Heads up the day to day running of Iron & Earth. Paul, an accomplished Engineer, keeps a close eye on all things after-sale but also is selling machines on a daily basis.

Likes: Cricket, football, running and his 3 girls.

Kirsty Betteridge

Kirsty Betteridge

Office & Accounts Manager

Role: Looks after all aspects of admin within the company & keeps Barry & Paul on top of their paperwork!

Likes: Fast cars, her staffie Grey & being looked after by her two lovely children.

Wynitia Oakhill

Wynitia Oakhill

HR & Marketing

A qualified Doctor, Neesh has hung up her stethoscope to work in our business helping with HR compliance and marketing.

Steve Crew

Steve Crew

Workshop Operative

Living in the Cotswolds, but of Welsh blood. Steve our workshop operative carries out a range of duties within the business preparing and maintaining plant and tractors. In his free time, he enjoys motorsports, darts and fishing.

Andy Wood

Andy Wood

Foreman & Installation Engineer

Formerly of Ellis Transport, Andy has a wealth of experience. Never flustered, he carries out the installation of new tractors and, as company foreman, is a fantastic lead for all our yard, workshop and office team to utilise.

Scott Purslowe

Scott Purslowe

Utility Operative

Australian Export Scott has a wealth of knowledge and experience in compact tractors. Previously a John Deere engineer and experience in his own software company, Scott works across all areas of the business.

During his free time, Scott spends it with his family, caravanning round the country.

Steve Stopher

Steve Stopher

Finance Broker

Steve is our financial king. Sourcing great finance deals to suit the customer to enable them to purchase their Used Plant Machinery, Solis Compact Tractors and EP Forklifts.

Kirsty Carnell

Kirsty Carnell

Sales and Marketing Administrator

Local farmers daughter Kirsty has a background in childcare, but had a career change to join the team with the understanding and knowledge of the farming and plant industry. Kirsty enjoys spending her weekends with her partner and 2 young boys, dog walking in the local countryside and spending time with friends.

Charlie Oakhill

Charlie Oakhill

Sales Engineer

Role: Charlie joined us in summer 2022 to head up the sales of our range of EP Equipment Li-ion Forklifts.

Likes: Staying up to date with the latest technology and gadgets, being on village committees and spending time with his Grandchildren.

Jon Turner

Jon Turner

Yard Operative

JT takes great pride in his work. Organising the yard, booking in machines and prepping machines for delivery and export.

Jon is also a dedicated father of 2, enjoys rugby, football and a few pints with the boys on weekend.

Stuart Bodenham

Stuart Bodenham

Technical Support

Stuart, a local resident, boasts years of expertise in both service and engineering, having been employed by JCB as well as various national plant hire firms. He serves as a daily resource for our engineers and acts as the liaison between us, as a dealership, and the multiple manufacturers we collaborate with.

Trevor Wakefield

Trevor Wakefield

Workshop Engineer

Not only is Trevor a highly skilled professional in the engineering sector, but he is also has a passion for archery and rugby. He enjoys quality time with his family, often embarking on adventures in a campervan that he personally crafted. In addition to his engineering career, Trevor is a part time author who specialises in writing zombie fiction.

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Mobile Engineer

Big ‘A’ is our steam enthusiast who adds technical expertise and a real passion for machinery to our team. With a keen eye for detail and a “get the job done” attitude he also has a big heart and devotes much of his spare time raising money for good causes.

Archie Cursham

Archie Cursham

Part Time Engineer

A wise head on young shoulders. Archie is our Part Time Engineer and is passionate about all things Tractors, plant and Landrovers.

Seb Coe

Seb Coe

Engineer

Seb joined the workshop team in the Spring of 2024 and brings a wealth of expertise in all mechanical matters. Originally from South London, he now lives in the Forest with his young family. During the weekends Seb can be found off roading in his custom built vehicle or lakeside fishing.

Nick Pizzey

Nick Pizzey

Apprentice

Nick our young trainee service engineer joined the team in 2024 after a period of work experience through 2023. He has totally bought into the Iron & Earth way – delivering exceptional customer service.
Nick has a love for cars, bikes, tractors and diggers. He has a very bright future.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Transport Driver

Collecting and delivering the wide range of equipment dealt in at Iron & Earth. Service with a smile, without fail (some of the time).

Likes: All things lorry related.

Ryan @ Rydow Mobile Welding LTD

Ryan @ Rydow Mobile Welding LTD

Sub Contracted Fabricator

Bristol born and bristol bred,
Cuts it, welds it, uses his head!