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 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.
Together with members, we work 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.
The GMA is accredited to 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 networking events, including Europe’s largest free grounds management show, SALTEX.
Now in its 78th year, SALTEX is a two-day exhibition where visitors from over all over the world attend Birmingham NEC to hear from industry experts and see the latest technologies and developments from over 400 leading brands.
Learn more about the history of the Grounds Management Association - who we are and what's our vision for the future.
The Grounds Management Association is run for its members, by its board of directors and dedicated staff group. Our office team are based in Milton Keynes, and our Regional Pitch Advisors work from various regions within the UK.
Funded by the GMA and its partners, the PAS aims to raise the standards of sports surfaces as well as the understanding of sports turf management practices among grassroots clubs.