Welcome to the British Rootzone and Top Dressing Manufacturers Association


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Guidelines for the Purchase and Supply of Rootzones available to download here

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Guidelines for the Purchase and Supply of Top Dressings available to download here

The British Rootzone and Top Dressing Manufacturers Association (BRTMA) is the trade body representing manufacturers of Rootzones and/or Top Dressings, all of which must conform to a standard approved by the Association’s appointed Testing House i.e. USGA or UK guidelines.

Based in Warwickshire, the BRTMA operates under the auspices of the Federation of Sports & Play Associations (FSPA), Europe’s largest sports trade association. 

The BRTMA is managed by an Executive Committee, constituted of elected members, who meet regularly to develop and promote the quality work and services of the Association.  

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  • [03 Dec 2015]

    Five months after having kicked off the Albatros’ renovation works, Le Golf National – hosting venue for the French Open and the 2018 Ryder Cup matches, the French Golf Federation and its Ryder Cup France 2018 Committee, has unveiled the first achievements.

  • [27 Nov 2015]

    The R&A has announced that the 148th Open Championship will be played at Royal Portrush in 2019, marking a historic return to Northern Ireland for golf’s oldest and most international Championship after nearly 70 years.

  • [30 Oct 2015]

    On 18th November 2015 the Federation of Sport and Play Association (FSPA) will hold a full day Export seminar at Ansty Hall, near Coventry. The Seminar is free for all FSPA members and non FSPA members are also invited to attend for a nominal fee of £25 + VAT. The seminar entitled ‘Export for Growth’ will be aimed at a wide cross section, from those new to export to those with mid-level experience.

  • [01 Oct 2015]

    STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) opened up its research facilities to over 250 sports and amenity turfcare professionals last week at their Head Office in Bingley, West Yorkshire.Delegates from across the globe attended the two-day event for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Institutes eight hectare trials area, where the safety and efficacy of new products, machinery and management techniques for sportsturf are trialled.

  • [15 Jan 2015]

    Over one hundred exhibitors are once again preparing to descend on Harrogate for the turf exhibition which kickstarts each new year in the industry. The Harrogate International Centre is again the location for BTME 2015, which runs from 20-22 January 2015. Dozens of familiar names from every corner of the industry are joining new exhibitors in a literal A-Z of turf management in four packed halls.

  • [07 Oct 2014]

    With effect from Wednesday 1 October 2014 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase as follows:- Aged 19 and under or 19 and over who are in the first year of an apprenticeship - £2.73Aged 16 to 17 who are above school leaving age but under 18 - £3.79 per hourAged 18 to 20 £5.13Aged 21 and over £6.50

  • [30 Sep 2014]

    Your business may be eligible for a Growth Voucher under the recently launched Government scheme to cover business advice costs of up to £2,000. Growth vouchers allow small businesses to get advice from a company on the Enterprise Nation Marketplace for 50% of the normal cost, up to a value of £2,000.

  • [29 Apr 2014]

    Boughton received a royal welcome this year at ‘The Edible Garden Show’, where their stand was delighted to welcome a Royal Visit from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who alongside HRH The Prince of Wales was visiting the show to support the many dedicated gardening and manufacturing businesses exhibiting

  • [29 Apr 2014]

    Simon Hedley, Managing Director of Boughton welcomed Harshani (far left), and the “glamorous gardening partners” Michelle (left) and Sally (far right), contestants of The Big Allotment Challenge 2014 to our exhibition stand at The Edible Garden Show.

  • [29 Apr 2014]

    When Boughton Loam announced, back in July 2012, that they had "an exclusive long term licence to manufacture and sell Kaloam", they perhaps thought that would put an end to all the speculation about the popular cricket loam and the bad press it had received the previous year. The name Kaloam derives from Kalionitic clay, and it was originally produced and marketed by Goundreys

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