Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at this year’s IOG Industry Awards, the UK’s biggest annual celebration for groundsmanship.
Now in its eighth year, the awards event – which enjoys headline sponsorship by Rigby Taylor and Top Green – will be staged at the National Conference Centre (National Motorcycle Museum), near the Birmingham NEC, on Wednesday November 2, the evening of the opening day of the SALTEX exhibition at the NEC.
Simon will join Mark Saggers of talkSPORT radio, who will be hosting the event that acknowledges the high standards achieved by volunteer and professional teams, as well as individuals, at facilities ranging from grassroots to professional stadia level. This year’s Awards have 20 categories of entry.
A regular host and guest at ‘Live at the Apollo’, Simon is the creator, writer and star of two BBC series; ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show’ and ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People’, as well as the 90-minute special aka ‘Jason Bent’s World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever!’
The 2016 IOG Industry Awards are sponsored by the AELTC, Countrywide Turf & Amenity, Desso, DLF, ECB, The FA, the Football Foundation, Headland Amenity, John Deere, Johnsons Seeds, Kubota, the LTA, Mansfield Sand, the Premier League, Ransomes Jacobsen, Redexim Charterhouse, the RFL, the RFU, Rigby Taylor, SIS Pitches, Souters Sports, Sport England, Stadium Grow Lighting, STIHL, Top Green, Toro and Trimax Mowing Systems.