29 BIGGA and IOG Explore Strategic Merger

On Thursday the 18th of January representatives of the boards from the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) met and unanimously agreed to explore in depth the possibilities and potential of a strategic merger for the wider benefit of their members and the Sports Turf Industry.

John Pemberton, BIGGA Chief Executive, commented, "The potential unification of BIGGA and The IOG presents a major opportunity for the turf management industry to influence the future both commercially and politically for the benefit of all members."

Geoff Webb, IOG Chief Executive, commented, "this agreement is an opportunity for the membership of both organisations and for the unification of the Industry in general."

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