The guest speaker was IOG CEO, Geoff Webb, who was accompanied by his wife. Geoff gave a very good speech and included comments about the coming changes in the Wales Region and the work of the Regional Advisor, Len Smith, and how these changes would benefit both members and our industry as a whole. The speech also included some Essex humour!
The Bill Hardiman MBE Cup, awarded for Personal Achievement, went to John Sullivan, a Lecturer at Bridgend College (formally Pencoed College) but, sadly due to prior commitments, John was unable to attend.
The Fred Cox Cup, awarded for ‘Through Services to Groundsmanship’, was presented by Mrs Pat Fussell (daughter of the Late Fred Cox) to Andrew Davies, Grounds Supervisor at Cardiff University Sports Ground.
Two Branch Long Service Awards were also presented by the Branch President, Peter Walker, to David Hart, Chairman and to Peter Gillard in recognition of their long and loyal service to the Branch and its members.
Helen Webb was presented with flowers by Bethan Gibbs.