History

Founded in 2001 by Richard Tanton.

Richard has been in the agricultural trade since 1971. He started Blakewell Services by selling and servicing used tractors and machinery in a workshop at home. As the machinery became larger a new workshop was required – although this was only a short drive up the road. In 2007 he became the SDF dealer for North Devon, selling Deutz Fahr.

He soon out grew the premises at Blakewell and moved into Mill Road Trading Estate in Barnstaple where he continues to grow the family business.

From these premises he expanded the machinery business taking on many top brands. Richard and his team soon moved into Horticultural sales and service, becoming the North Devon dealers for Stiga and Mountfield.

In 2013 he purchased “Devtrac” at Hatherleigh to increase the reach of the business, thus becoming the main SDF Dealer for Devon.

In 2017 the business expanded further, with the addition of the St Johns garden machinery premises.

With a vast array of Agricultural and Horticultural machinery, along with after sales support and servicing, Blakewell Services is the only place to come.