Not only did Campey Turf Care Systems enjoy a successful Saltex show at the NEC last week, but it also provided the opportunity to celebrate Ian Pogson' (affectionately known within the industry as Poggy), 80th birthday!
Ian has been a valued member of the Campey team for over 15 years, first as product specialist for the Southern UK and Ireland regions, then taking on an ambassadorial role in 2017. He has proved an invaluable asset, attending seminars, open days, exhibitions, and training days, using his extensive knowledge of product and the sports turf industry to greatest effect.
So, now Ian has reached 80, is he intending to hang up his tines, and reach for the gardening fork? Not a bit of it. "First I intend to travel with my wife Christine for a holiday and then I will continue to be available to Campeys as long as they see fit to require my services" declared Ian. "Any spare time I can find will be spent enjoying the great outdoors walking with my daughter's beautiful golden Labrador, having fun with the grandchildren, although the eldest is already 19 and an apprentice PGA Professional golfer, and of- course gardening under instruction from Christine."
Richard Campey, Chairman of Campey Turf Care was delighted to present Ian with a celebratory gift at Saltex. "Congratulations to Poggy on his 80th birthday. We are pleased to mark this occasion at an industry event, which is completely appropriate as he is part of the fabric of our company. Long may it continue!"