Turf News

£5,000 Funding Winners Revealed

£5,000 Funding Winners Revealed: Harrod Sport are proud to champion young local talent and have created the Ron Harrod Foundation to support promising local athletes, aged under 25, who face challenges funding their sporting career. This year, Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo announced that three talented young athletes from Norfolk and Suffolk have been chosen to […]

MTD Appoint Scott Hawkins

MTD Appoint Scott Hawkins: To support their continued growth and increase in sales, MTD Specialty Turf Products have announced the appointment of Scott Hawkins. Scott joins the team as Territory Sales Manager for the South East area, a role which will see him offering additional sales support on both the Cub Cadet TMSystem™ and INFINICUT®. […]

Blue Plaque To Honour Innovator

Blue Plaque To Honour Innovator: The engineer, visionary and founder of Hayter Ltd., Douglas Hayter, is being awarded a blue plaque in recognition of his contributions to the local area through his lawnmower manufacturing business, founded in Bishop’s Stortford in 1946.   The official unveiling of the plaque will take place at Hayter’s former residence at […]

ICL Appoint Barry Browne

ICL Appoint Barry Browne: ICL Turf & Landscape is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Landscape & Industrial National Sales Manager. Barry Browne has worked in the industry for a number of years and brings with him a wealth of experience. Prior to joining ICL he spent 14 years working for Green-tech starting […]

Celebrating 25 Years In Irrigation

Celebrating 25 Years In Irrigation: Celebrating 25 years in the business, Jeremy Green became an authorised Landscape Agent for Rain Bird UK in May 1994. In 2006 he established Evergreen Irrigation in Pitstone and the company has become one of the UK’s most well respected landscape irrigation specialists. Jeremy says: “Irrigation has become important in […]

IOG Young Board Member To Promote Careers

IOG Young Board Member To Promote Careers: Young entrepreneur Sam Cain has recently joined the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Young Board of Directors, which is sponsored by Toro and Reesink Turfcare, to show young people the wide range of career opportunities available in the industry. 23-year-old Sam who has his own business specialising in line […]

Deere & Company Elect John May

Deere & Company Elect John May: Deere & Company has announced that its Board of Directors elected John C May, 49, as President, Chief Operating Officer, effective from 1st April 2019. May will be responsible for leading Deere’s efforts to maximise operational excellence throughout the company. May has been with Deere for 22 years and […]

Germinal’s New Sales Representative

Germinal’s New Sales Representative: Germinal has recruited Alex Beesley as its new Amenity Technical Sales Representative for South Wales, the South Midlands and the South West of England. Based from his home in Rugby, Alex will provide technical sales support to Germinal’s customers throughout his region and will be responsible for promoting the company’s popular […]

Rigby Taylor Appoint Peter Robin

Rigby Taylor Appoint Peter Robin: Rigby Taylor has expanded its product management team of industry product specialists with the appointment of Peter Robin as UK Irrigation Product Manager. Peter will spearhead the company’s expansion into the irrigation market as the UK distributor of Rain Bird’s golf, sports pitch and landscape products. Peter, a New Zealander […]

SCH Supplies Entrepreneur

SCH Supplies Entrepreneur: In 1987, entrepreneur Andrew Rodwell noticed a gap in the market when he became frustrated at the lack of suitable lawn care attachments to fit to his garden tractor.  With the help and encouragement of Malcolm Vandenburgh at Wests Engineering Ltd, the pair set about designing and manufacturing a range of grass […]