15 January 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. Where else can you visit exhibitors who cover aeration, club management, drainage, education, fencing, grinders, health and safety, irrigation, landscaping, mowers, pest control, renewable energies, spraying, tractors and waste management, to give you just a small flavour of what to expect? For up to date news from the exhibitors, including new products, new innovations and competitions which will all be featuring at BTME 2015, visit our press releases page.

The website is also an excellent port of call for anything else you’d like to know about the exhibition from the Media Timetable to Travel and Accommodation and Useful Contacts…and much more, including more on our unrivalled Continue to Learn Education Programme. It also contains a full list of exhibitors alongside their Stand numbers – and simply flick over to the next double page spread for the full Hall plans. The opening times for BTME 2015 are 9am-5pm on Tuesday 20 January and Wednesday 21 January, and 9am-4pm on Thursday 22 January. Don’t forget there is still time to pre-register for the exhibition and avoid the queues.

 Register here if you would like to attend. WELCOME CELEBRATION We’re delighted to announce that this year’s

Welcome Celebration

 Keynote speaker is BBC sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter. Andrew has commentated on many prominent golf events for the BBC since 2000 including The Ryder Cup, The Open, The Masters and The Women’s Open. He has also kept viewers and listeners entertained and informed during the Olympics, the Paralympics, tennis and rugby. He’s sure to be an enlightening and entertaining speaker to round off an evening celebrating the best of the greenkeeping industry. Entry to the Welcome Celebration is free, and it will take place in the Royal Hall of the Harrogate International Centre on Tuesday 20 January at 5.30pm.


Our Continue to Learn programme at BTME 2015 which begins this Sunday is almost sold out – but there is still time for you to book a place. If you’re looking for a spot on one of our workshops that has a fee attached to it, please contact the Learning & Development team at BIGGA House directly on 01347 833800 option 3. Payment must be made during the call. Bookings will only be taken until lunchtime on Wednesday 14 January. Places on the free to attend seminars can no longer be pre-booked, but they are still available on the day, strictly on a first come first served basis. Head to the Queens Suite of the Harrogate International Centre prior to the seminar in plenty of time to increase your chances of a place.

See you next week!

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