In the aftermath of the collapse of the merger talks between BIGGA and the IOG, the BIGGA Board is to consider ways to provide Groundsmen with full membership benefits.
John Pemberton, BIGGA Chief Executive, stated that "the BIGGA Board has established a working party to review its original intenion to develop the Association by widening the scope of membership to enable Groundsmen to become members in their own rigfht. Groundsmen can currently join BIGGA as Associate members, however this gives them only limited benefits of membership."
In addition, the working party will consider converting the Association into a limited company.
"Any changes will need to be approved by the membership and it is hoped that, following full consultation with members, a proposal can be made to an EGM later in the year," he added.