Senwes Scenario June / July 2017 - Page 26


Steve Kinghorn is pivotal to the success of the producer


This 59-year old was appointed as client advisor at Senwes in 2002 . This position has undergone numerous name changes . His career started as credit inspector at Kroonstad branch . He was appointed as relationship manager at the Parys centre in 2004 , and dealt with clients in Parys , Heilbron , Sasolburg , Koppies and Vereeniging . He became the input marketer for the same area , with the exception of Parys , in 2005 .

Steve has a lot of experience and was at the Land Bank for 25 years and two years at Vrystaat Mielies .
He was reappointed as relationship manager at Senwes in 2010 , as has been in this position ever since .
FOUR REGIONS Four regions fall under Steve , while other relationship managers only work in one or two regions . He describes himself as a people ’ s person who enjoys working with people and there is no doubt that he “ enjoys assisting his clients as far as possible ”.
He believes with his whole heart that “ there is no such thing as a problem without a solution .
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Any problem can be solved , which is what I do and I love it ,” Steve said passionately . WORK ETHICS As far as his work ethics it is to “ retain my existing client base and to obtain new clients . But no client may be neglected .”
His primary responsibility is to assist his producers with their finances . He also sell input products and assists them to manage their finances .
The recent drought and the effects thereof have not been forgotten and Steve assists them with deferred payment and loan arrangements .
CENTRE IN THE RUGBY SENSE The Despatch-born Steve was privileged to play rugby with the Doring van Despatch , Danie Gerber . They played for Despatch High School ' s first team for four years and also featured in the Craven Week . This sportsman also excelled in cricket and athletics .
After school he completed his military training at the Airforce in Pretoria playing for the SA Airforce and SA Military teams . He was also part of the Northern Transvaal u / 20 team . From 1980 to 1986 he played rugby for Eastern Free State and rural cricket for Eastern Transvaal and Eastern Province .
Steve was born on 6 April 1958 - the day Jan van Riebeeck arrived in the Cape , only 306 years later . “ I am a bit of a Jan van Riebeecktype guy ,” Steve joked .
DEALS WITH EVERYONE IN THE SAME WAY Treat everyone exactly the same . He works with three branch managers , Hendrik de Klerk ( Koppies ), Wynand Nortjé ( Heilbron ) and Gusta Hauptfleisch ( Vereeniging ) and makes no distinction between them . It is his motto . " I treat small farmers and big farmers exactly the same - the same small farmer may become a big farmer !” By doing this , and by the grace of God , he won the title of Best Marketer at Hinterland in 2016 . “ It means a lot to me ”. And he won ' t stop there hoping to do it again in the near future .
This positive relationship manager is also the centre of his family . He has been married to Babsie for 35 years and have two children , Kevin ( 30 ) and Darryl ( 24 ). He also has one grandson , Ruben ( 5 ).
This is who Steve is : A positive person who believes the customer comes first . And although he has to make a few sacrifices , it is who he is - " It is my bread and butter .”
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