Gustharts – 2018 Forestry Machinery Dealer of the Year!!

Last week founder of Gustharts, Robert Gusthart travelled to Oxford Belfrey who hosted this years Service Dealer awards.  We were shocked and delighted to walk away with this years award for “Forestry Dealer of the Year”.  Thank you to all of those who voted for us it means alot 🙂

Below is the Press Release from the event aswell as Rob being presented with his award.


Blagdon, Newcastle Upon Tyne forestry machinery dealer wins industry’s top award

Gustharts, a family-run forestry machinery and service business based in Blagdon, Newcastle Upon Tyne, has won the 2018 Forestry Machinery Dealer of the Year Award.  

The Award was announced and presented to Rob Gusthart at the annual Service Dealer Conference and Awards on 15 November by Robin Lennie, managing director of sponsor STIHL GB.

The Awards, organised by the leading business magazine Service Dealer, are now in their 15th year and recognise outstanding sales, service advice and support by dealers in the garden machinery, professional turfcare machinery, farm machinery, forestry equipment and ATV/Quad industry.

An integral part of the judging process for the Awards included customer feedback. High praise received for Gustharts included, “I’ve shopped at Gustharts for over 10 years and have always received first class service and product knowledge. They moved into a fabulous new showroom a few years back and have continued to grow from there. The only place I buy my forestry machinery from.


The judges said, “This business started off, like so many, as a father and son team. Supported by excellent customer feedback, the founder of the dealership, Rob Gusthart, is a well-known character in the industry.  His product knowledge is superb, and the showroom and website are a shining example to all.”

Steve Gibbs, editor of Service Dealer magazine, said, “The extremely high quality of all our winning dealerships and individuals this year, is clear for all to see. Customers across the nation have inundated us with incredible feedback regarding the levels of service they have received. This end-user experience is only possible when using your local, specialist machinery dealer.”  ENDS

Pictured below: Rob Gusthart receives the Award from Robin Lennie, managing director of sponsor STIHL GB with Service Dealer owner Duncan Murray-Clarke, left and comedian Charlie Baker, right

Further information:
Steve Gibbs, editor, Service Dealer, or 07929 438213
Rob Gusthart, Gustharts, 01670 789701,

2018 Forestry Machinery Dealer of the Year

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