‘I am writing to congratulate you on your nomination for this year’s Awards. The overall standard this year has been phenomenal. I am always left in awe of the standards that are evident in the submissions received. It’s extremely important therefore that the IOG ensure your efforts are recognised. So on behalf of the IOG firstly thank you for taking the time to enter the awards and to produce your submission.
All the judges (each of whom are Groundsman themselves) remarked on the standard of every submission. I am writing therefore to let you know that your submission whilst not making the final round, has been ‘highly commended’ by the judges. You will receive a certificate to acknowledge this which I hope you will be able to use to show those you work with how highly regarded the work you do and the standard’s you set are valued by the IOG.
You are a credit to the turf industry and it is only right that you receive this recognition.
Many thanks for the time and effort you have put into the award process.’
– Geoff Webb, CEO. The Institute of Groundmanship