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Untitled NCC Holds Westminster Briefing - On 24 February 2015 the NCC held a briefing session in Parliament to inform MPs about the work of the trade association. The event, which attracted 22 MPs, gave the NCC the opportunity to talk about the importance of the £6 billion industry to the UK economy and took place just days after the NCC […]
API Play association Tempt Family Holidaymakers With High-Quality Play Areas - Looking to attract more families? A well-designed play area featuring high-quality equipment will deliver great value for years to come. Play areas are designed for parks of all shapes and sizes with budgets to match. So whether you’re looking to create a brand new play area from scratch, update an existing play area or replace […]
SCCF Forum Holiday Park Sector proves its worth to the Scottish Economy - Holiday Park Search Results Research into the value of holiday parks to the Scottish economy has established that it is worth over £700 million. A major survey has been carried out by the Scottish Caravan and Camping Forum (SCCF*), to establish expenditure by holiday-makers and by park-owners over the twelve months to October 2014. The […]
Investment In Playgrounds Falling Despite Physical Inactivity Crisis - Government policymakers are failing to recognise the value of play in tackling children’s catastrophic obesity and physical inactivity levels, says the Association of Play Industries (API). According to latest figures from API member companies, UK order values for playgrounds and play equipment fell by six per cent between the second and third quarters of 2014, […]
British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) at this year’s SALTEX - BIGGA’S GOLF-FOCUSED SEMINARS BOOST SALTEX APPEAL FOR GREENKEEPERS   The education sessions being presented by the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) at this year’s SALTEX (Sports, Amenities, Landscaping Trade Exhibition) will complement the myriad of golf course maintenance products on view to create an event that willappeal to greenkeepers at courses of every size and type. Being […]
IOG Support Mysercough College of Higher Education - MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE’S SPORTS TURF DEGREES ACCREDITED BY THE IOG Under its jurisdiction as a Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body, the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), the leading membership organisation for everyone involved in grounds management and maintenance throughout UK sports, landscape and amenity facilities, has formally accredited Myerscough College’s degree programmes in sports turf. Myerscough College […]
Coin-Op Show in Autumn Endorsed By IOA - Coin Op Show Endorsed by The Independent Operators Association The Independent Operators Association Vice Chairman Paul Langham has confirmed that the organisation’s AGM is to be held during the Autumn Coin-Op Show, taking place 15th-16th October at Chelsea Football Club. Clearly relishing the opportunities created by the new event, Paul Langham explained: “In recent years […]
BACTA Open Day May 7th - BACTA Southwest Region Open Day Wednesday 7th May Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club 10.30 – 4.00pm    Come and meet key industry names Catch up with the latest news and products Enjoy complimentary buffet T: 01582 767254         E: [email protected]
Playground crisis orders falling. - First quarter UK orders for playground and play equipment fell to an eight year low in 2014, according to the Association of Play Industries (API). API member companies reported £42 million of orders in the first quarter of 2014, the lowest level since the same quarter in 2006.  This is the fourth consecutive annual fall […]
IOG BIGGA Industry Award – Nominations Now Open for the 2014 - BBC…ITV…Sky Sports News…talkSPORT radio…regional media…sports and turf press…IOG Industry Award winners hit the headlines! IOG Industry Award – the entries are now being accepted for this year’s Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) 2014 Industry Awards in partnership with BIGGA. The awards recognise the skill of groundsmanship across all main professional sports, as well as education, volunteer […]