European Turfgrass Laboratories Ltd celebrate 20th Anniversary

Sharon Brucein Industry News

European Turfgrass Laboratories Ltd are pleased to announce the company's 20th anniversary. Formed in 1996 by six of the UK's leading agronomists, George Shiels, Jack McMillan, John Souter, Eddie Connaughton, Mike Harbridge and John Hacker to provide an independent testing laboratory for the sportsturf industry.

Becoming the first A2LA-accredited laboratory (Geotechnical, Putting Green Construction Materials, Certificate No. 903.01) outside of the USA in 1997 was a major accomplishment for ETL.

In 2016, the company remains at the forefront of testing for the sportsturf industry, renowned for its speed of service, reliability, accuracy of results and most important of all, remaining independent.

The company is currently managed by Sharon Singleton-Bruce who has seen the company grow since joining the company in 1997. "It's amazing to think of the prestigious venues that we have provided testing for, the origin and types of materials that we have been sent are from all over the world. This industry is a fantastic environment to be a part of and here we are in Stirling, with a super client base, going strong after 20 years!"

Sharon is assisted by Carolyn Rutherford, Lee Dawson and Nicholas Cram - a small, dedicated team with years of experience.

Accreditation is a key component to the business and it ensures that ETL remain on the soil physical testing laboratories list approved by the USGA - currently, 1 of 10 such laboratories in the world to achieve this status.

Please contact Sharon Singleton-Bruce on 01786 449195, if you require any further information, or peruse the new website on

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