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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 the professionals and volunteers 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.

We are passionate about the future of the grounds management industry, which is why we reinvest all profits from SALTEX back into the industry via numerous initiatives including working with 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.

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Get your parking for FREE!

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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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.

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We're 90 years old!

January 2024 marked 90 years since the GMA was first established by eleven founding members at the London Stone Pub on Cannon Street in the City of London.

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