Jim ‘digs in’ for top JCB prize

Left to right - competition winner Jim Anderson, Eric Reid, Scot JCB, and Alistair McCann, JCB Finance
Left to right - competition winner Jim Anderson, Eric Reid, Scot JCB, and Alistair McCann, JCB Finance

Persistence has paid off for a Deeside landscaping business owner who has landed the top prize in an online competition.

Jim Anderson, who runs ‘Wee Jim Landscapes’ based in Ballater, won the use of a JCB 19C-1 excavator for a year, after catching the eyes of the judges with a series of impressive photographs on Facebook.

The digger giant asked JCB owners to share their Mighty Mini digger photos online to be in with a chance of winning the use of a new JCB mini for a year.

Entries flooded in for the contest from operators worldwide, but determined to win, Jim posted a series of photos of his machine in action over different weeks.

The original prize was a new generation 16C-1 mini excavator, but after speaking with Jim it was decided the range-topping 19C-1 was more suitable for the work carried out by Wee Jim Landscapes.

The businessman said: “I already had lots of photos of my digger doing all sorts of jobs that are unusual for a machine of this size.

“When I found out I’d won, I was over the moon.

“I got to work straight away and have noticed some major improvements with the new generation machine.”

Dan Smith, of JCB’s Social Media team, said: “He’s a great ambassador for the brand, having already owned three JCB machines and pushing the boundaries of the use of a sub-two tonne machine.

“The ‘Mighty Mini’ social media campaign highlighted some great customer stories, and we hope to run more competitions like this in the future.”