Darren Clewes Joins Allett As Senior Business Development Manager
Darren has joined as our Senior Business Development Manager and is an accomplished and experienced Business Development Manager with a history in the golf course industry.
His career started in the building industry as an estimator where he learned skills he could take to his next role at Eco Bunker where he accurately planned, measured and scoped bunker construction projects prior to making his proposals.
Golf has always been important to Darren. In his younger days he was an Assistant Golf Professional at Newcastle-Under Lyme GC and was club champion there twice so perhaps it was inevitable that when the opportunity arose in 2000, he joined Tacit as a Sales agent (A company that design, manufacture and distribute bespoke golf course equipment). After 6 enjoyable years at Tacit, Darren moved to France where he set up a successful enterprise as a distributor of golf course and landscaping products. Returning to the UK, Darren joined Collier Turfcare where he soon became a highly popular and respected figure in his area covering the West Midlands and Wales.
Darren joined EcoBunker Ltd in 2020. The role satisfied his own personal interest in bunker construction and maintenance and gave him responsibility over a much larger geographical territory; Darren got involved in projects worldwide, and his wider knowledge of the full range of Turfcare products provided considerable added value to EcoBunker clients.
Here at Allett Darren will be working alongside his fellow Business Development Manager Mitchel Severn. Darren will be looking after the north of the country where Mitchel will be overseeing the south and Ireland.
Darren is married with 3 girls and 1 boy, Darren still manages to enjoy an occasional round of golf when he is not engaged in his other passion, scuba diving.
'' With his vast experience in the industry Darren will play a vital role in supporting our retail and service dealers as well as representing our brand to our incredible customer base. He will act as our Senior Business Development Manager and his responsibilities will encompass a wide range of tasks related to business and strategic development within our dealer network all aimed at achieving our company's purpose: "To supply the knowledge and machinery to enable our customers to produce outstanding striped sports surfaces and lawns''. Darren will be a guiding force in fostering relationships that go far beyond transactions. As a testament to our pride in being a British company we have cultivated and continue to maintain strong and mutually beneficial relationships with our valued dealers, customers, and suppliers. Darren's stewardship is set to elevate these connections to new heights reinforcing our commitment to excellence in every aspect of our business'' (Austin Jarrett, Managing Director)
Now for the fun questions!
- Favourite Film: Time Bandits
- Favourite holiday destination: Egypt
- Favourite food if you had to choose one meal: Sunday Lunch
- Favourite musician/band: The Cure
- Fav Sports team: Port Vale or Leicester Tigers
- What famous people would you have around your dinner table and why? Phil Taylor (the darts player- some may say Darren looks like him), Robbie Williams and John Rudge - we could chat about Port Vale all night!
- Any hidden talents/claim to fames? I’ve had a hole in one at golf!
Contact Darren in the following ways...
Email Darren.Clewes@allett.co.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org