In a bid to grow and develop the company, Yorkshire-based manufacturer, Sumo has sold a majority share of the company to two local businessmen.
After 23 years as head of the company, Shaun Wealleans will be joined on the board of directors by Simon Herring and James Sweeting, co-founders of Lincolnshire-based businesses Pipers Crisps and Lincoln and York.
Non-executive director James Sweeting (left), managing director Simon Herring (centre) and founder and technical director Shaun Wealleans (right).
Speaking about the new partnership, Mr Herring says; “James and I are delighted to have the opportunity to invest in Sumo UK. Shaun has done a sterling job over the last 23 years forging a strong business, designing and creating a successful tillage equipment range.”
Mr Wealleans, who will continue to be involved, becoming technical director heading up the design team, says; “Simon and James have a fantastic portfolio when it comes to business experience, having successfully started and developed two very high profile companies.”
Sumo will continue to operate from its base at Melbourne, York, where it says it will continue to develop products to suit customer demand worldwide.