Johnny and Joyce Walker’s son Brian joined the business in 1952 and a three-way partnership was created - trading as AJ Walker & Co

Brian left the business in 1959 and was replaced by Brian Stanway, the son-in-law of Johnny and Joyce (he married their daughter Raelene).

The same year, AJ Walker & Co added agricultural machinery brand Massey Ferguson to its fleet and Mr Stanway became the main salesperson.

Mr Stanway’s passion and direction fitted with the philosophy of AJ Walker & Co and he was made director in July 1960.

This would be the beginning of a long-lasting partnership.