The attendance speaks for itself, it was great to see such a positive turnout, which I hope will help to inject a good dose of positivity into the trade. I’m sure weather and the machinery manufacturers being back this year had an effect.
It was good to see some of our cricket and football customers at the show. I hope that this is something that you can continue to promote.

Derek Smith

Amenity Sales & Marketing Manager
DLF Trifolium Ltd & Johnsons Sport Seed

I wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate you and your team on putting on an excellent event. It was great to feel a somewhat more positive mood amongst the industry and to get the chance to speak to a lot of its members.

Simon Elsworth

Head EAME Turf & Landscape

Just a short note to say thanks to the BIGGA team.
BTME was a great success. I hope you’re pleased with the levels of attendance and positive atmosphere throughout the event, we were! Though Tuesday and Thursday was a little slow, Wednesday was fantastic and our seminar was well attended.

Karen Roberts

Marketing Communications Manager EAME

Syngenta Crop Protection

This was my first time to attend BTME and I couldn't be happier. I found it to be very beneficial for us to attend. I made many contacts that I am sure will lead to increased business. The traffic through the show was excellent on all three days. The BIGGA staff were very helpful, the show facilities are excellent and my hotel was only a few minutes walk from the Convention Centre and the many local dining options. I’ll be coming back. Thank you again for organising such a great event.  

Ted Fist

Product Manager


I am very pleased to report that Campey Turf Care Systems had a good BTME this year. Exhibitions are about putting your products and services in front of customers and show casing new lines. We had many new additions to the range and all were well received. BTME also gave us the opportunity to present our UK and European Dealer Awards and to welcome many overseas customers accompanying our dealers including a party of twenty-four from Italy, twelve from Denmark and four from Finland. I am also delighted to announce that we made several sales as a result of being at the show and this alone made attending worthwhile. With the market in the UK remaining fairly static it was encouraging to see and talk to many visitors who declared genuine intentions to purchase machinery in the coming year. There is no doubt in my mind that interesting and challenging times lay ahead.

Richard Campey
Managing Director
Campy Turf Care Systems

Fantastic positive atmosphere, great visitor numbers, our best year yet! All in all a great show, roll on 2013!

Caroline Littler
Sales & Marketing

Lindum Turf

Having exhibited at every BTME show since the beginning we have always found meeting customers and the opportunity of networking to be extremely valuable - 2012 was an excellent show for us. See you in 2013!

Jonathan Harmer
Managing Director
Farmura Ltd

BTME is always an important event for us because it puts us in front of a predominately Golf audience that is international in its make-up. This year’s Show was definitely buzzing, Tuesday was busy in terms of the activity and leads we took, while Wednesday surpassed the usual expectations and Thursday seemed to have more of a bustle about it. I have been delighted with the level of interest we have experienced and there are some very strong business opportunities to be grasped so I rate the Show as having been a huge success.

Bretton King

Managing Director

Ecosolve Ltd

Well it has been a week since we returned from the show and I can honestly say the response has been amazing. Thank you for making the show a good one!

Penny Long
Managing Director
Blinder Bunker Liner Ltd


Just thought I’d drop you guys a quick email to compliment you all on last week. I have been lucky enough to be able to attend for the past 4 years now, and I believe its getting better every year. 
The education side of the event, I believe is very important to help justify my time and that of my staff. The workshops I believe are very good, with a good mix of courses for all levels across the profession. They are well delivered and contain interaction which helps delegates get involved, rather that just been spoken to. I attended the Turf Managers Conference as well this year for the first time, and enjoyed the individual speakers and the mix of subjects a great deal, and listened to speakers I wouldn’t have otherwise. 
Through the rest of the week the various seminars are also of growing interest. I have tried to attend more each year, and most of those I attended this year were full. Just shows how popular these are.
The show was busier than I have ever seen before, giving a great atmosphere. I met several greenkeepers I haven’t met for a few years, and it was great to catch up and chat. I am getting to meet a few guys each year and starting to become good friends with some now, just through BTME
All in all it was a really good week, and it’s great that more members appear to have supported it this year. Well done to you all at BIGGA.

Barry Neville

Course Manager
Stanmore Golf Club

Just to say a big thank you for last week, the hospitality at the BIGGA dinner was superb.
The conference and education continues to improve every year, so congratulation on a great show. Everyone I spoke to at the show was extremely positive and buoyant.

David Cole

Golf Course Superintendant/Estate Manager
Loch Lomond

Another year over and another fantastic show! I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to all the team for another great show and education programme. I thoroughly enjoyed the event and the Tuesday night dinner was a joy and honour to attend.
Congratulations to everyone there at HQ and all your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Dan McGrath MG
Course Manager

North Foreland Golf Club

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Harrogate, and found it a really worthwhile experience. I live and work in a very remote area, and it is all too easy to become detached and isolated from the rest of the industry. Spending 2 days at the show in the company of Keith Martin, Kevin Smith and Greg Sherwood from Machrihanish Dunes allowed me the opportunity to not only catch up on advancements in machinery and agronomic technology, but also to meet a lot of professional people who I had either never had the opportunity to speak with before, or who I had met previously but had not seen for a long time. I came back to Machrie with renewed enthusiasm and increased product knowledge, and I have no doubt that my employers and the members of the Islay Golf Club will benefit from this experience.

Simon Freeman
Course Manager
The Machrie, Islay
First time visitor