The eight advisors deliver the Grounds and Natural Turf Improvement Programme, working with groups in their regions to raise the standards of sports surfaces and the understanding of sports turf management practices among grassroots clubs.
British Sugar Topsoil's Landscape20 and Sports10 products are used widely for pitch and golf course construction and maintenance and the IOG group was able to see first hand the topsoil manufacturing process and the site's storage and blending facilities.
The visit was hosted by topsoil manager and keen volunteer amateur groundsman Andy Spetch, who said it was "a privilege" to host so much pitch care knowledge in one place.
"I have looked after my local RFC's pitches in Bury St Edmunds for a number of years as a volunteer and have a good understanding of the demands placed on groundsmen to deliver quality playing surfaces week after week throughout the season. They need consistent topsoil products on which they can rely to meet the needs and expectations of sports men and women."