IOG 's SALTEX exhibition & Pro Awards 2012

The IOG’s SALTEX exhibition ‘one-stop shop’ for all turf and open space management matters and as a showcase for new ideas and products. IOG SALTEX takes place in
50 acres at Windsor Racecourse, Berks, and with around 400 exhibitors and over 9,000 visitors.

The exhibition embraces fine turf and sports surfaces, turf maintenance equipment, children’s outdoor play and safety surfacing, landscaping, contractors, commercial vehicles, outdoor leisure and facilities management, as well as software and security equipment – everything that’s needed for the maintenance, management and development of open spaces…
Held on the first night of the IOG’s SALTEX exhibition at Windsor, the 2012 Pro Awards took place at the Macdonald Savill Court Hotel in Windsor Great park, on the 4th September 2012. Organised by the AEA in association with Service Dealer and Turf Pro magazines, the Pro Awards recognise dealer excellence in the farm machinery, turfcare, garden machinery and ATV/Quad markets.
The 2012 Pro Awards Categories were as follows:
2012 Dealer of the Year Awards

  • Farm Machinery Dealer
  • Professional Turfcare Dealer
  • Garden Machinery Dealer
  • ATV / Quad Dealer

2012 Stars of the dealership awards

  • Salesperson of the Year
  • Technician of the Year
  • Parts Person of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year

2012 Customer care awards

  • Recognising outstanding communication skills and customer care by dealers

2012 Turf Pro Awards

  • Turf Professional of the Year
  • Young Turf Professional of the Year
  • Special Achievement Award
  • Sportsturf Project of the Year

2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Recognising an outstanding contribution to the land based and outdoor power equipment industry.

James and Clare Hewetson-Brown were invited along as guests for the evening. They both thought what a brilliant idea, especially as the hotel was beautiful, and it seemed a perfect excuse for a well-deserved long weekend! The stage design was rather creative, due to the fact that they had even managed to incorporate some of our Wildflower Turf into the stage design. However just as James and Clare relaxing the evening took an unexpected turn for them, when it was announced that they had won the Special Achievement Award! Most definitely a nice surprise! Now the pressure was on to come up with a speech!