Green Logic Systems Limited became a Limited company in 2012, having being a sole-trader business run by Nik Moore since it began in 2000. Nik Moore is still in charge today. Below is a short bio of his life in the Garden Machinery industry to date.
Nik, started out in the Garden Machinery business as soon as he left school, initially working at Booker Garden Machinery in High Wycombe. He then went to work for Chenies Machinery in Little Chalfont. Here, he was involved in setting up their new hire department as well as selling many major brands of garden machinery and outdoor power equipment.
When Chenies Landscapes, the owners of Chenies Machinery sold out to ISS Waterers, he moved on to Glensands in Ley Hill, Chesham. Glensands had recently been purchased from the Kingston House Group by Godfreys of Sevenoaks, then under the charge of Peter Bateman and John Rolleston.
The business was bought again, this time by Andrew Gunn from Chipperfield Garden Machinery, now of Midland Power. Having been with Glensands for a few years, under the different owners, he decided to start out on his own.
MGM Garden Machinery was founded in 1994 in Bagshot Surrey. The business grew quickly to the stage where it employed two additional mechanics, a driver and an apprentice. The business was repair based, but also sold a wide range of Garden Equipment to both domestic and commercial users.
It was during this time that the need for computerisation became apparent to Nik. This was particularly obvious for Stock Control and Workshop Management purposes. So he set about writing a programme for his own business in the evenings and weekends, starting in 1998.
Green Logic Systems dealer management software only became commercially available by accident. A couple of fellow power equipment dealers saw the programme and expressed an interest in it. It was due to this interest that Nik further refined the dealer management software and decided to see what the market was like by taking a stand at GLEE, at the NEC in 2001.
The show proved to Nik that there was sufficient interest to continue developing the software, which at this point was designed to do little more than Spare Parts Stock Control, Invoicing and producing Job Cards. At this time, Nik took the decision to close MGM Garden Machinery to concentrate full-time on Green Logic Systems.
The latest version of Green Logic Systems is a dedicated Dealer Management System (DMS) package that can be used by any size of Garden Machinery dealer or any business, especially those with Sales and Service / Repair sides to them. Green Logic Systems Ltd currently has clients across the UK, ranging from smaller operations up to multi-million pound businesses. The Dealer Management software package continues to grow as more dealers start using it every year and have great new ideas for features they’d like to see implemented.