About Us

In 2011 owner and current managing director, James Hayes started Hayes Garden Machinery on the back of a 10 year landscaping career. It was clear that there was a demand for a dedicated local garden machinery dealer capable of covering the whole of North Devon. Not only a company from where you could purchase a quality new or used machine but one which could also offer you a full service and back up facility, this is why Hayes Garden Machinery in South Molton was formed.

In 2015 Hayes Garden Machinery won the coveted ‘Garden Machinery Dealer of the Year’ award presented by ‘Service Dealer’ the National Trade Magazine and in 2016 were short listed from 2000 dealers nationwide for the same category which is a fantastic achievement for a relatively young company.

At Hayes Garden Machinery & ATVs our people always strive to provide customers with the right machine at the right price. The knowledgeable and experienced sales team are always on hand to help you find the perfect machine for your needs, offering a wide choice of products at prices to suit most pockets.

The experienced technicians in the workshop carry out repairs and servicing on all sizes, makes and models of machinery and are happy to give advice if needed.

We don’t believe in owning a customer, we know we have to continually earn your business.

Opening hours – South Molton

Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am –5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm

Call – 01769 579862
email – info@hayesgardenmachinery.co.uk

James Hayes

Managing Director

On the back of a 10 year landscaping career James opened Hayes Garden Machinery in March 2012 at its current location just outside of South Molton. The business has grown a lot in this time with taking on larger premises next door to allow HGM to provide the exemplary service and product range you see today. You will usually find James in the office overseeing the overall operations and working on developing the business.

Josh Smith

Sales Manager

Josh has been with the company since 2014 and starting as a fully qualified Honda technician while assisting with sales which put him in a good position to flow into his current role of sales manager as not only does he have an exceptional knowledge of garden equipment but also knows how they work. Josh will generally be the person who greets you when visiting our shop.

Gemma Rawle

Office Manager

Gemma joined the team in 2015 to oversee our operating systems, logistics and administration. After having previous office roles Gemma has turned our day to day operations around and is a very valued member of the team. Gemma will generally be your first point of contact when you phone us.

Suzanne Hayes

Accounts Manager

James’ wife Suzanne oversees all internal and external accounts. She is a fully qualified chartered certified accountant and also works for Davisons, a local practice in South Molton as an accounts manager.

William Dart

Apprentice Technician

William started with us on work experience in 2015 while completing his agricultural engineering course at Bicton College. After this he was invited to carry on working for us while carrying out an apprenticeship through Honda. Will is always furthering his career by getting involved with sales and other business activities.

Graham Balmbra

Senior Technician

Graham has worked with James since 2010. Over many years he has been involved in the repairs and servicing of most types of small and large machinery specialising in diesel engines and hydraulic systems.

Keith Jones

Senior Technician

Keith Joined the team in 2016 on a part time basis to assist our workshop activities. He started his career at another garden machinery dealership where he gained many years experience as well as coming from a family of engineers. Keith is an exemplary technician and can literally repair anything!

Henry Hayes

Deliver Driver

Henry is James’ father and has been assisting our deliveries and collections since 2015. He has been a farmer all his life and since cutting back his own work load is now enjoying getting out and about meeting our customers. If you book a collection or have an item delivered it will probably be Henry who knocks on the door.

Ron Miller

Business Development

Ron retired to North Devon in 2015 but still found the need to be involved in something so coming from the garden machinery industry he contacted James and has been working part time along side James developing his businesses.