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GMA secures investment to boost grassroots sport

The Grounds Management Association (GMA) has announced a £3.9M investment from the Premier League, The FA, and Government’s Football Foundation with Sport England to deliver the association’s third phase of the pitch improvement programme for grassroots sports.

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Free training courses at SAGE 2021

With summer fast approaching, the first ever Sports and Grounds Expo (SAGE) is drawing ever closer, and excitement is building for the newest event in the industry.

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Plant donations bring cheer to Yorkshire charities

Plant nursery Johnsons of Whixley brings joy to Yorkshire charities by offering plant donations to these worthy causes as part of its 100th birthday celebrations.

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Six steps to attract landscaping customers

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Subcontracting in landscaping industry

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