R&K Kensett to cease trading
R&K Kensett, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of golf course machinery, is to close down and cease trading on June 13, 2014.
The fine turf specialist is the UK and Europe distributors of the Graden scarifier range of machines, which have been bought by several golf clubs.
The announcement was confirmed by Richard and Joe Kensett, the sons of Keith Kensett, who was the driving force behind the company but sadly died last September, and Keith’s late wife, Jane.
Richard said: “The business has remained successful since dad died; proving the business he built from nothing was a credit to him.
“This is largely down to our wonderful and reliable staff who have continued to work as tirelessly as they always have, and with the upmost professionalism. However, without dad’s drive and passion, it’s just not the same for us as a family, so we have decided that for us, it’s time to call it a day.”
R&K Kensett will continue to sell Graden Machines and parts until June 13 subject to stock availability, and will look to work closely with the new Graden distributor as and when it is appointed, to ensure a smooth transition for customers.
“Our maintenance and contracting contracts will be resumed by our existing and experienced staff, who have decided to start up their own companies,” said a spokesman.
“Thank you for your support over the years.”