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The Agriculture Engineers Association (AEA) promotes the technical, trade and commercial interests of British manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural machinery. Offering a range of services including expert technical advice, networking opportunities and access to industry related training it adds value to members’ businesses. AEA is a key player at a national level, representing members’ needs, influencing important policy and weighing in on legislation that affect the interests of the industry.

Find out more here.

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It's hugely important for us to work closely with the AEA, sharing knowledge and industry insights, helping the business deliver products and solutions that the agricultural and turf industries need.

Reesink is a member and sponsor of the annual Agricultural Engineers Association conference.

Attending this event is important because it gives us a good opportunity to catch up on the latest market information, expert technical advice and industry related training from some of the best in the industry.

We appreciate how in today’s world of Brexit, changing trade and national policy, us keeping up to date with all that is going on is important for the service we provide our customers.

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is the UK’s leading landscaping Trade Association supporting over 900 Accredited members to be leaders of an environmentally, ethically, and commercially sustainable landscape services industry. Its professionals carry out a variety of landscaping works across grounds maintenance, garden design and landscape construction, and are fully vetted to ensure the highest standards of workmanship, health and safety and skill.

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We are very proud to sponsor a table and award each year and commend the most exciting and progressive landscaping projects in the UK. There’s so much talent in this sector and so many hugely impressive projects completed each year and the event allows us to absorb all the creativity and come away inspired about its future.

We’ve been proud to sponsor a table and award at the annual BALI National Landscape Awards for over a decade.

The National Landscape Awards are the largest landscaping awards in Europe and provide the industry with a platform on which to showcase and promote successful landscapers and landscape suppliers.

Just as important to us as supporting the individuals working in the landscaping industry is supporting successful businesses and their projects. The National Landscape Awards allows us to celebrate the achievements of those committed to creating landscaping excellence. As a distributor of Toro Grounds machinery and Otterbine pond and lake aeration systems, both of which are instrumental in helping UK’s talented landscaping workforce bring their visions to reality, this is a welcome way for us to honour and recognise the skills it takes to bring these innovative projects to fruition.

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Now over 30 years old, the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) is Europe's largest membership greenkeeping association. It is a well-respected and integral part of the golf and turf industries and was formed to support greenkeepers and greenkeeping, provide a unified voice for the profession and shine a light for the nation's greenkeepers and 6,000 BIGGA members.

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An experience above and beyond anything I could have imagined.

James Gaskell Deputy Head Greenkeeper, Ripon City Golf Club

The winners' roster shows that the awards has been a veritable ‘who’s who’ of greenkeeping with so many winners and finalists going on to stellar careers.

Jim Croxton, chief executive officer - BIGGA

We’ve been privileged to work closely with BIGGA since 1989 on the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards.

In 1989, Toro and its UK distributor Lely (now Reesink) came up with the idea for the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award. With a focus on education it seemed logical to partner with the best in the business for that and the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) came on board. It has been a tremendously successful relationship between the three brands, lasting 34 years.

A highlight in the greenkeeping calendar, the Awards were expanded to include a Young category in 2016 and provide the opportunity for the UK’s course managers and lecturers to recognise their brightest employees or students by nominating them. Winning provides educational, international, all-expenses-paid prizes for the winners, runners-up and nominators.

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The Grounds Management Association (GMA) is a not-for-profit organisation with the vision to promote quality surfaces and quality services and establish the GMA as 'the' leading professional organisation for grounds management, recognised by the National Governing Bodies of Sport and the public, private and voluntary sectors for its industry knowledge and technical expertise.

Find out more here.

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Reesink has been fantastic support to the Board over the last three years and I’m so pleased it is willing to commit long term. Without this help the YBD would not be able to achieve its aims and objectives.

Jessica Mayho, YBD chair

We’re delighted to sponsor the Association’s Young Board of Directors, #Groundsweek and sponsor a table and award at the GMA Industry Awards.

Young Board of Directors (YBD)

It’s currently made up of 10 directors, who are all aged under 28 who selflessly give up their time to support initiatives such as the Schools Into Stadia events and and 'Get into Grounds' strategy which encourages 14-16-year-old school leavers and young people to consider a career in groundsmanship.

Most members entered the industry by volunteering at a local sports club and have progressively learned the skills and gained the experience they need to pursue and rewarding career in groundsmanship. You can learn more about those on the Board here in a series of Q&As we’ve done.

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