Continue to Learn Extra: Surviving coronavirus

5 June 2020 COVID-19

Surviving Coronavirus


We've heard so much about COVID-19 over the past few months and in this webinar we'll hear what it's like to be struck down by the virus, by the BIGGA members and supporters who have survived it themselves.

Watch the embedded video above to hear the panel talk about their battle against the virus and how they see it changing our industry for years to come.

BIGGA members can watch this and many other turf industry webinars on a wide range of subjects by heading to the Resources section of the BIGGA website.


Jez Hughes is the International Business Development manager for Symbio.

Prior to joining Symbio in 2015, Jez was a greenkeeper, spending 27 years at Vale of Llangollen golf club – 20 years as Course Manager.  He is an avid supporter of BIGGA and served on both section and region Boards before completing a term as a director on the national board.

Jez also plays golf to a high standard representing his club, county and North Wales.  

Les Howkins is Course Manager at The Richmond Golf Club in Surrey. 

He has 30 years experience in the greenkeeping industry achieving his Master Greenkeeper Certificate in 2004.  He is a past Chairman of BIGGA, a regular presenter at Continue to Learn at BTME and the Future Turf Managers Initiative and has also re-joined the Surrey Section Committee as Chairman!

Phil Collinson is ICL’s Technical Area Sales Manager for the North West of England. Phil has 17 years of experience working in the turf industry, initially spending almost 10 years at Rochdale AFC as Head Groundsman. He has been in his role with ICL for just over 5 years now where he has gained both BASIS and FACTS qualifications. His day-to-day duties include advising on ICL products to both distributors and end users as well as being involved in research trials whenever the opportunity arises.


Karl Hansell
BIGGA | Communications Executive


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