Richard Campey honoured at IoG Awards

Industry veteran Campey hailed for revolutionary kit at awards.

Richard Campey receives Lifetime Achievement award - image: Campey Turfcare Systems
Richard Campey receives Lifetime Achievement award - image: Campey Turfcare Systems

Richard Campey, managing director of Campey Turf Care Systems has won the lifetime achievement award at the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards.

He was praised for spending 25 years promoting a strategy of best practice for sports ground renovation and maintenance.

"This has not only enabled him to build a successful company but help ensure young people have the best possible playing surfaces," said the IOG.

"Richard introduced the revolutionary Koro machine to this country in 1977. The impact this has had on the way sports pitches are managed today is profound."

Campey said via a video link: "I have been in this industry for 35 years and owe thanks to head groundsmen at the time; Archie McTaggart of University of London Motspur Park and Bert Flack from Old Trafford."

The award was presented, in Richard’s absence, to Campey Turf Care Systems’ sales director Simon Gumbrill by Richard Walton from category sponsor Everris.


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