Seed specialist joins Limagrain UK

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 more than twenty years and brings with him a wealth of experience.

Sam first became familiar sports turf maintenance while at Gloucester Rugby. He then went to study sports turf at college and after graduating landed a job at Tewkesbury Park Golf Club. There he quickly rose through the ranks to deputy course manager before accepting the position of golf course manager at Gloucester Golf Club.

In 2015 Sam took on a sales and marketing role within the amenity industry but continued 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 says 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,” he explains.

“Limagrain is an outstanding company, in terms of its product portfolio and its reputation – the way it conducts itself is very professional. It 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.”

Sam will 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.