- Festival of Turf
Festival of Turf
Warwickshire Event Centre 21 & 22 July 2021
This summer, we’re inviting BIGGA members to get involved with a new event that will bring together the greenkeeping and turf management industry for two days of innovation, exhibition and entertainment.
The Festival of Turf is a two-day event that will take place in the predominantly outdoor setting of the Warwickshire Event Centre on 21 & 22 July 2021 and will bring together golf greenkeepers, groundsmen and many others in a COVID-19 safe setting.
There will be two full exhibition days with a wide range of trade stalls and opportunities to meet with vendors, alongside a couple of entertaining twists that bring to life the ‘festival’ element of the event and add some much-needed light relief after a difficult 2020 for everyone.
Exhibitors - indoors
Advance Grass Solutions
Advance Grass Solutions, a multi-award winning company and a leading provider of agronomy services, technology and globally recognised products is looking forward to exhibiting at The Festival of Turf 2021. We’ll be showcasing the market leading Growth Products environmentally-friendly, technically-advanced liquid fertilizers, micronutrients and effective biological control products, as well as Sustane Natural Fertilizers, the world’s leading manufacturer of organic and natural base slow release fertilizers for all green industries.
In an ever-evolving industry where sustainability is vital, AGS has introduced the very latest in low-salt, organic and reduced chemical strategies, ensuring our customers can meet today’s challenges with well researched agronomic knowledge and confidence. With loyal customers from lawncare, contractors and small bowling clubs right through to Ryder Cup venues, National Stadia and Premier League football clubs, we offer a comprehensive range of products and assistance to improve turf surfaces at all levels. Come and visit us on stand 2.
Consolidate Turf (Growing Solutions Ltd)
Consolidate Turf are leaders in plant nutrition. Their bespoke range of nutritional products have been developed with an emphasis on plant health and physiology to provide the purest form of nutritional products. By listening to customers, they have refined the Consolidate and Turf ranges of products, leading them to be integral components of maintenance programmes across multiple sports at leading venues in the UK and Europe.
The friendly, family business that’s home to some of the UK’s finest machinery franchises and all supported by the most knowledgeable sales, parts and service teams in the country. With branches across the south of England, Lister Wilder provides expert sales advice and outstanding parts & service support for those working within the agricultural, groundcare, construction and arboricultural sectors.
Campbell Golf Associates
Grundfos, the world’s largest dedicated pump company, is focussed on sustainably delivering pumps and pumping solutions with in-built reliability, energy efficiency and intelligence for process industry and chemical applications. Their in-depth knowledge means they can supply a bespoke range of pumps, drives, sensors and controls that deliver energy and process optimisation through system integration.
With over 70 years of experience and expertise, the Grundfos Group employ 19,000 people in sales and production roles in 83 companies worldwide. Founded in Denmark in 1945, the Group now has an annual turnover of £3 billion+ and produces 17 million pumps per year.
With over 5,000 members BIGGA, is the UK’s leading professional organisation for greenkeepers, groundsmen and all those involved in the management of sports turf. In addition to providing a wide range of member benefits and career development opportunities, the Association also acts as a training provider, supporting the work of the GTC.
Organised by BIGGA, Festival of Turf is a brand new trade exhibition for summer 2021 that offers visitors an unrivalled opportunity to check out the latest innovations and products and the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country. BIGGA staff will be available throughout the show to advise on all aspects of greenkeeper education, training and membership.
Cambridge-based Delta-T Devices was established in 1971 and has been producing research-grade soil moisture sensors for several decades. Our rugged and reliable ML3 ThetaKit offers an ideal solution for managers who need to accurately monitor irrigation performance - helping to ensure optimal turf conditions. The ThetaKit provides class leading +/-1% soil moisture accuracy - and comes complete with a readout meter to display and store measurements. Regular measurement of soil moisture gives early warning of potential problems - enabling preventative action, before damage to the turf has occurred.
Border Sports Services
Husqvarna is a brand within Husqvarna Group. Since 1689, Husqvarna has manufactured high performing products and delivered industry-changing innovations such as anti-vibration and automatic chain-brake on chainsaws, as well as robotic mowers. Today, Husqvarna offers a broad range of high performing outdoor power products for parks, forest and garden, and represents technological leadership in the key areas; chainsaws, trimmers, ride-on mowers and robotic mowers. Husqvarna products are sold in more than 100 countries, mainly through servicing dealers.
Aquarille Consultancy Services
Aquarille Consultancy Services provides support to any customer having difficulties with their irrigation control system. Kim primarily provides sales and support for the following control systems, but by being independent, can look at any control system and will be adding other systems to the list: Aquarille Logic Plus; Aquarille Touch; Aquarille AQ 127; Aquarius Universal; Aquarille Translator; Tonic Translator; Monitor 100 Plus; Aquarius 2100 & 2400; TW 2; Hunter Controllers; Trident & Gemini; Radio and Mobile Phone Remote Control for all Control Systems.
For more information contact Kim Harrison on 07801 611 658 or email: email@example.com
Stand 54 Reserved
TurfCare is dedicated to supplying innovative products and services in a professional manner to the golf, leisure and amenity industry. They carry this out using environmentally sound practices in order to provide a sustainable and profitable future for our people and our industry.
They have many tried and tested products to offer, along with some new innovative and exciting products. Their aim is to search out the best available technology and make it available to our customer. By using only quality products that provide real value, they can help customers provide the best surfaces possible for their clients.
Exhibitors - outdoors
Mansfield Sand Company has pioneered the development and production of premium quality silica sand-based products for over 170 years. They provide a wide range of innovative products for sports, landscaping and equestrian uses. These include stadium and training ground facilities, championship golf courses and world class show jumping arenas.
Core products include: silica sands; industrial sands; pavior and foundry sands; a wide range of concrete brick products.
Since the first KIOTI tractor was introduced in the U.S. in 1986, KIOTI has aligned itself among the nation’s leading tractor brands. KIOTI remains steadfastly committed to the advancement and growth of tractor technology, value and service. And in this quest, KIOTI knows its success will always depend on two things: putting our customers first and believing in the power of teamwork.
They are dedicated to providing quality with marketplace staying power. They are committed to listening to customers and providing the high quality products their jobs demand. They are devoted to building an outstanding dealer network and supplying those dealers with quality parts, training and responsive service.
Ecobunker - Education Supporter
Aquatrols Europe - BIGGA Partners
Aquatrols is the world leader in the development of cutting-edge soil surfactants and other specialty technologies that maximize the use of water and inputs in the agricultural, professional turfgrass, and horticultural markets. With the introduction of the world’s first commercially available soil wetting agent in 1954, Aquatrols created an entirely new product category to address the world’s water problem. In the 60 years following, they have continued to lead, developing innovative technologies to address inefficiencies in the growing environment and maximize grower inputs. Aquatrols combine state of the art research and development techniques, a technically knowledgeable sales force, and a long history of industry expertise to serve the needs of our customers.
Stand 90 Reserved
KAR UK / Hunter
KAR UK is the leading wholesaler of irrigation equipment in the UK. The company provides sprinklers, pipe, pipe fittings, control systems, valves, hoses, hose fittings, drip irrigation, field sprinklers, pop-up sprinklers, injectors and storage tanks for the horticultural, agricultural, landscape and sportsturf markets in the UK and Ireland.
Hunter are dedicated to sustainable solutions. Hunter's focus is to develop innovative, professional irrigation products that combine efficient water use with sustainable design.
Foley Company & True Surface - BIGGA Education Supporters
Foley design engineers combine advanced engineering tools with decades of real-world turf equipment experience to produce the industry’s most advanced and easy-to-use grinders. We team closely with leading mower OEMs to continually advance grinding technology. No one has pioneered and been as innovative as Foley.
True-Surface manufactures turf maintenance equipment designed to keep your greens healthy and your members happy. Put your trust in a company who has been manufacturing turf maintenance equipment for over 20 years.
British Sugar TOPSOIL - BIGGA Education Supporters
TOPSOIL is a business of British Sugar plc, a name synonymous with quality and professionalism in all its operations. It is the UK’s largest supplier of quality topsoil products to the landscape and amenity industries.
TOPSOIL is produced at four separate British Sugar sites in the UK, allowing us to provide quality TOPSOIL products quickly and very cost-effectively to anywhere in the UK
Jacobsen - BIGGA Partners
For more than 100 years, Jacobsen mowers have built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise in the turf-maintenance industry. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jake's mowers are trusted on some of the finest formal turf areas in the world through specialist distribution partners.
Jacobsen has reaffirmed the commitment to quality and product development by relocating the manufacturing of Jacobsen mowers to the Turf International Centre of Excellence in England. The plant, which currently builds Jacobsen and Ransomes mowers, was the first manufacturer of motorized lawn mowers in the world and has been in operation for more than 180 years.
Stand 122 Reserved
ICL - BIGGA Partners
ICL provide speciality fertilisers and nutrition programmes, grass seed, plant protection products and growing media to help meet the demands of modern-day turf and landscape management. They take great pride in the integrity and value of their dynamic world-class product portfolios and in the provision of dedicated technical support.
Syngenta - BIGGA Partners
Syngenta has been a market leader in the global golf industry for more than 20 years, creating innovative science-led turf management solutions for golf courses. The UK Turf & Landscape business draws on the company’s £700 million annual investment in R&D, to develop effective integrated solutions specifically for turf.
AMS Robotics in partnership with Belrobotics
Campey Turf Care Systems - BIGGA Partners
Established in 1986, Richard Campey detected an untapped market need: he realised that there was a role for a specialist supplier of high quality purpose built equipment that would enable turf managers to meet the increased demands placed on modern sports turf surfaces.
What initially started out as business offering sports turf maintenance work within the North West of the United Kingdom has now grown to be one of the leading UK’s independent distributors, with machinery available throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA.
Rigby Taylor - BIGGA Partners
For over 100 years, Rigby Taylor has been supplying innovative products and services for the successful installation, management and maintenance of the UK’s natural grass and synthetic sporting, amenity and landscaped surfaces, including, international and national stadia, football and rugby pitches, cricket, tennis, racecourses, bowls, landscape projects, parks, highways, utilities and waterways.
Headland Amenity offer nutritional and growth management products, working closely with customers to help improve long-term sports turf quality. We are a leading innovator in the field of speciality fertilisers and chemicals as well as biostimulants, wetting agents and non-pesticidal turf disease management in golf, sportsturf and other amenity sectors.
Symbio - BIGGA Education Supporters
For over 30 years Symbio has specialised in selecting and applying mycorrhizae, soil bacteria, fungi, and the organisms found in a healthy soil food web to enable our customers and consultants grow strong, healthy, nutritious plants with minimal use of inorganic fertilisers and pesticides in cost effective IPM programmes.
TurfKeeper has been designed by turf professionals who collectively have over 50 years’ experience in the turf industry. Conceived as a single, personalised and fully inclusive platform to assist turf professionals deliver their daily responsibilities, and driven by a desired for better information and subsequent knowledge to inform future decision making, TurfKeeper is now an integral part of over 250 turf operations around the world.
Soil Scout - BIGGA Education Supporters
Soil Scout provides the most advanced fully-buried underground wireless soil sensor and monitoring solution for professionals in agriculture, golf and sports turf maintenance.
Several golf courses and sports fields worldwide, including such iconic venues as the Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia Phillies, use Soil Scout to maintain their turf in tip-top shape while reducing maintenance costs and water consumption.
Farmers and agriculture professionals around the world use Soil Scout to understand their fields, optimize soil conditions for better growth and improve crop production, also reducing operational costs and water consumption.
ISEKI UK & Ireland
ISEKI compact tractors and mowers offer you high quality, reliable products manufactured in Japan for over 90 years. The ISEKI tractors range from 19 hp through to 67 hp engines with lift capacities of up to 1,600kg, ensuring there is a tractor perfect for your needs. These unrivalled workhorses are ideal for assisting you around the site with a multitude of turf maintenance tasks.
For the ultimate cut and collect or cut and drop finish for the rough and surrounding areas there are the renowned ISEKI ride on mowers. Starting with the SXG range of mid-mount collecting mowers and SRA brushcutters, right up to the larger SF out front mowers, offering the a pristine finish every time with the unbeatable ability to cut and collect come rain or shine. Contact your local dealer to book a demonstration today.
Grillo Agrigarden Ltd
Germinal - BIGGA Education Supporters
Germinal service the professional amenity sector with high performance seed, supplying exclusive varieties to greenkeepers, turf growers, groundsmen, landscape contractors, golf course constructors, architects, agronomists and ecologists. Covering all of GB, the Germinal Amenity team offer technical support, guidance on best practice and sustainable management of environments. Germinal’s portfolio includes UK bred varieties, specialist “Grade A” turfgrass products and an extensive range of UK native wildflowers and grasses, including Regional Environmental (RE) mixtures to help preserve natural UK habitats. Germinal are committed to pioneering new products through investment in research and developing strategic partnerships that will ensure a sustainable future for our environments.
Reesink UK (Toro) BIGGA Partner
Redexim - BIGGA Education Supporters
Global BioClean UK
Landquip is primarily an agricultural crop sprayer manufacturer based in Fressingfield, Suffolk in the UK. Their range varies from quadbike and amenity sprayers for paddocks, football pitches, golf courses and vineyards up to large mounted, trailed, demount and self-propelled sprayers covering thousands of acres per annum.
Download the most recent floorplan using the link below:Festival of Turf Floor Plan 17-06-21.pdf
The Warwickshire Event Centre is centrally located in the Midlands, on the outskirts of Royal Leamington Spa. There is easy access to the venue via all transport networks.
By car: Located at the centre of the national motorway network with the M1, M6, M40, M42, M45 and M69 all within easy reach.
Exhibitors & Visitors: Sat Nav CV31 1FE Car Park entrance off Southam Road.
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By train: The nearest train station is Leamington Spa with direct links from London and Birmingham. The venue is a 10-minute taxi ride from the station.
By plane: Birmingham International, the largest airport in the Midlands, is only 30 minutes away with direct rail links to Birmingham, Coventry and Leamington Spa.
- Free parking /Disabled parking
- Designated smoking area
- Guide dogs only