BSH supports contractor's launch event
By Ellie Tait
British Seed Houses supported one of its key customers when they formally launched a new sportsturf contracting division at Newcastle United Football Club recently.
Hellens Contracts has significant experience in sports pitch construction having completed successful schemes for the host venue, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Chelsea Football Clubs along with many other natural and artificial turf pitch installations during the last decade.
More than 100 guests attended the launch of 'Hellens Sports', including local authority representatives, landscape architects, sports consultants and developers. The audience heard presentations from Hellens' staff, representatives from the Football Association, SAPCA and several supply chain partners before having the opportunity to see the pitch at St James's Park as part of a tour conducted by the club's Facilities Manager, Eddie Rutherford.
British Seed Houses has been Hellens' main seed supplier for more than 20 years. Contracts Director Russel Hellens commented: "We hold BSH in high regard as a supplier because of the professionalism and reliability of its staff. They're extremely knowledgable and always available to give us advice on selecting the most appropriate seed for a job. BSH's seed mixtures are premium quality and they hold a large range in stock so it's always available when we need it."
British Seed Houses provides a comprehensive service to the amenity sector across the whole of the UK through its facilities in Lincoln and Bristol. A dedicated team of regional advisors deal direct with the customer, not through distributors.
Its 'A' Range of seed mixtures is ideal for use across the golf course, in sports grounds and stadia and also for landscaping purposes.
Its grasses are used at many high-profile venues including the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon (AberImp and AberElf) and Celtic Manor (Providence).
Since 1988, scientists at IGER (Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research) and British Seed Houses have worked together in a unique relationship, forming the UK's largest grass breeding programme.
Photo caption: (L to R) Hellens Sport's Estimating Manager, Simon Thorpe with Richard Brown and Alistair Eccles from BSH at the launch.