The IOG Awards will be held at SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, on Thursday November 25 - the same day/venue as the IOG Industry Conference.
Commenting on his company’s support, Sales Manager Dave Orchard says: “As leading suppliers to the turf and amenity sector, with brands such as Chipco Green and Spearhead, Bayer’s sponsorship of the Award is fitting - our products help improve the standards of playing surfaces at every level, and the Award category embraces all users from grass roots and upwards, regardless of size or budget.
“Bayer is keen to be involved in this prestigious annual event by showing our support to the thousands of grounds professionals who work hard to improve standards.”
Through its continuous customer focused innovations and support of existing products, Bayer is helping to improve lifestyles and playing surfaces the world over, providing environmental and health benefits now and for future generations.
The company is continually developing solutions to help in the ever-changing battle against weeds, pests and diseases while maintaining a sustainable approach and message.
The IOG Industry Awards comprise categories of entry covering sport, grass roots, young people and the environment:
Spectator Sports Ground of the Year Independent School Sports Ground of the Year Best Maintained Artificial Pitch of the Year Professional Sports Grounds Management Team of the Year Public Sector Sports Ground of the Year Grass Roots Sports Ground of the Year Volunteer Sports Grounds Management Team of the Year Volunteer Sports Groundsman of the Year Most Promising Sports Turf Student of the Year Young Groundsman of the Year Environmental Project of the Year Employer of the Year Innovation in Grounds Maintenance Public Sector Outdoor Facility of the Year Lifetime Achievement of the Year The Professional Football Grounds Management Team of the Year – the Alex R Millar Award.
- The Groundsman’s Groundsman of the Year
With industry-recognised judges, each category will be judged on criteria which will include available resources, budget control, maintenance and use of machinery, presentation and housekeeping standards, technical knowledge, scale of operations and frequency of use, health & safety management, record keeping, environmental issues, community involvement and training & education.
Visit www.iogawards.com for full information, including category and entry/nomination details.