Headline sponsor revealed for annual celebration of greenkeeping industry

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The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) is delighted to reveal leading turf machinery manufacturer Jacobsen as headline sponsor of the BIGGA Celebration, taking place on the opening evening of the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME).

BIGGA's free-to-attend welcome event is held in the Harrogate Convention Centre and is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of BIGGA members from throughout 2023. Hosted by a golfing celebrity, the BIGGA Celebration with Jacobsen is an opportunity to celebrate everything that's great about the greenkeeping industry, which is key to growing a thriving sport for years to come.

BTME is the premier turf management exhibition in Europe and provides BIGGA members and the wider sports turf industry with an unmissable mix of exhibition, Continue to Learn education, conferences and legendary networking opportunities.

At the BIGGA Celebration, the association will reveal the winners of the BIGGA Awards 2024 as well as recognising the latest life members, Master Greenkeepers, the FTMI Class of 2023, BIGGA Photography Competition winner and others.

Jacobsen is the UK-based division of Textron Specialized Vehicles, a leading global manufacturer of machinery including golf cars, utility and personal transportation and professional turfcare equipment. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports and theme parks.

BIGGA's Head of Business Development, Lauren Frazer, said: "I am incredibly proud to welcome Jacobsen as headline sponsors of the BIGGA Celebration. BIGGA members do extraordinary things every day of their working lives and this event is an opportunity for the association to celebrate their achievements. The BIGGA Celebration is a wonderful event that is growing in popularity each year and I'm thankful to Jacobsen for their incredible support."

Jacobsen's International Marketing Manager Adam Underwood said: "The significance of BIGGA's role within the greenkeeping industry and their vision of elevating the recognition of association members for their exceptional contributions as custodians of the game of golf, align seamlessly with our core values at Jacobsen Fine Turf Mowers. We take great pride in our longstanding sponsorship of the Future Turf Manager's Initiative and we eagerly anticipate extending our support to the industry by sponsoring the BIGGA Celebration at BTME in Harrogate."

For more information, visit the BTME website.

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