To support their continued business growth, and deliver even higher levels of customer service, DLF & Johnsons Sports Seed has expanded its professional Amenity Team in the UK. Ian Barnett has been appointed Regional Amenity Technical Manager for the south west.
Ian will be working closely with customers and distributors providing technical advice, back up and support in the field. Ian brings a wealth of experience as a BASIS registered advisor, recently working as a Field Sales Manager for a leading national amenity distributor covering Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. In that time he gained a great deal of experience on all sports playing surfaces, offering suggestions and advice to Course Mangers, Head Groundsmen and Estate Managers on their turf needs.
Prior to that Ian had 10 years of Greenkeeping experience working on both parkland and links courses - Mendip Spring Golf Club, Woodspring Golf and Country Club and Weston-Super-Mare Golf Club. "I've been lucky enough to be taught by some outstanding Course Managers and worked alongside fellow Greenkeepers who are now respected Course and Grounds Managers in their own right" said Ian upon joining DLF UK.
When not at work Ian has his hands full being a proud father of two sets of twins. Ian spends most of his time with the family, but in his occasional moments of spare time, he enjoys live music, comedy, and the occasional round of golf.