Limagrain UK has announced the appointment of Sam Horner as its new amenity seed specialist covering the south of England.
Sam has been involved in the sports turf industry for over twenty years and brings with him a wealth of experience.
It all started at his beloved Gloucester Rugby where he first became familiar with sports turf maintenance. He then went onto study sports turf at college and after graduating he landed a job at Tewkesbury Park Golf Club. Sam quickly rose through the ranks and was promoted to deputy course manager before accepting the position of golf course manager at Gloucester Golf Club.
Five years ago he moved into a sales and marketing role within the amenity industry but continues to 'work on the tools' by offering match-day support for the grounds staff at Gloucester Rugby.
Commenting on his new position at Limagrain UK, Sam said that the opportunity was just too good to turn down.
"It was a very easy decision - all the way through the process I knew that if I was offered the job then I was absolutely going to take it. Limagrain is an outstanding company, in terms of its product portfolio and its reputation - the way it conducts itself is very professional. Limagrain has always been a leading company in the industry working at the very high end of sports turf and opportunities like this do not come along very often - I was always going to take it."
With immediate effect Sam will now be offering technical advice and full support on products such as Limagrain's leading brands of MM and Designer grass seeds and Colour Splash amenity flower mixtures.