GMA, BIGGA and AEA discuss working together

By Alistair November 27, 2022 09:58

The Grounds Management Association (GMA), British International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and The Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) have revealed that round table discussions have been taking place between in recent months.

“The collective view of all three associations is that we should be open to looking at how, on a proactive and collaborative basis, we can work better together,” said spokeswoman Lisa Suter.

“GMA and BIGGA organise high-profile exhibitions, SALTEX (pictured) and BTME, which act as great shop windows for the respective professions. The revenue generated by these events provides significant re-investment into the communities both bodies serve. On a wider level, we wish to gain an understanding of the competing pressures that businesses in our sector face in a period that has created economic uncertainty and risk, and in turn the impact on exhibitions and events.

“Our associations are all aligned towards building a better industry, and we believe by collaborating that we can create good foundations to build from and to support the vital work individuals, teams and companies do more effectively.

“Our most recent round table was encouraging, as all represented had an understanding of the issues and a willingness to underpin our shared objectives to create a vibrant and buoyant sector.

“The three associations have committed to renew a conversation with the industry and will be appointing an independent research company to conduct a detailed survey to gather the input of those working in sports turf, including our respective members, and to discover whether a new approach where everyone can benefit is required.”


By Alistair November 27, 2022 09:58

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