Lantra is kick-starting the New Year with a bang by attending and exhibiting at BTME, the prestigious event for golf and sports turf professionals.
The Lantra team is set to descend on Harrogate Convention Centre in January to be a prominent and positive presence at the annual BTME exhibition which attracts thousands of BIGGA (The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association) members, turf managers, golf club owners and industry decision makers.
Lantra will be on hand at the event, which runs from 24th to 26th January, to champion the cause for skills development, how interested industry professionals could potentially start their journey to become Lantra Instructors or Assessors, and spotlight a range of courses in Pesticides, Ride-on Mowers, Groundcare Machinery and the latest addition to the training suite, Landscape Multi-Tools.
Ian Sumpter, of Mow-Sure, who is also a Lantra Instructor and Assessor, will be delivering some of the Machinery Maintenance training suite as part of the 'Continue to Learn' classes that take place around the exhibition between the 22nd and 25th January.
David Fisher, Lantra's Head of Industry Partnerships (Landscape and Rural) will be available on the Lantra stand to offer expert advice on courses designed to meet the challenges, innovations and regulatory rules in the industry.
David said: "BTME is a major event, and we are very much looking forward to using this exhibition to promote the need for CPD, upskilling, and ensuring people work productively, legally and most importantly safely.
"We recognise that, like so many other land-based industries, a shortage of suitably skilled labour is a major issue in the sports turf and wider landscaping sector.
"A key solution to addressing this skills gap and growing the sector is without doubt high quality, industry-recognised training and qualifications.
"That's why we believe it's crucial we attend events like BTME to share details of our latest training initiatives.
"Our training is trusted by the Landscape and Sports Turf sector as we deliver high-quality, industry-recognised courses to support workforce skills development.
"Lantra's new Landscape Multi-Tools and updated Ride-On Mowers training courses will certainly be worth checking out at BTME 2023 as they cover technological advances in both petrol and battery powered machinery. We also have an increasing number of sports turf related customised provision training courses being offered through our network of approved training providers."
For further information about BTME 2023 please log on to https://www.btme.org.uk/ Lantra will be in Hall 1 on exhibition stand 146.