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Grounds Management Association

Established in 1934, the Grounds Management Association (GMA) is the UK’s leading industry body for the sports turf and grounds care sector.   

A not-for-profit membership organisation, the GMA promotes and protects the interests of professional and volunteer grounds people who make sport possible by keeping green spaces and playing surfaces safe, accessible, and sustainable across educational establishments, community facilities, and sports clubs at grassroots, amateur, and professional levels.   

Together with members, the GMA works with organisations, industry bodies, public sector authorities and technical specialists to develop and promote industry standards and best practice, provide education opportunities and career pathways, publish industry news and insight, and promote the profession to help attract and build a sustainable skilled talent pipeline for the future.   

The GMA is a government-accredited organisation meeting the matrix Standard for the provision of high-quality technical information, advice, and guidance, and further supports the wider industry by providing a series of industry-leading knowledge building and networking events, including Europe’s largest sports turf, amenities, and landscaping trade exhibition, SALTEX.   

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Did you know?

All profits generated by SALTEX are ploughed back into the industry, supporting the delivery of specialist training, education and membership services provided by the GMA. 

Also, if you are a GMA member, you qualify for a FREE parking pass for the NEC. 

Membership starts from as little as £28 a year.

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