GMA’s Annual Industry Awards to be hosted at Headingley Stadium this November

The Grounds Management Association have today announced that its annual Industry Awards will return on Wednesday 29th November 2023, with this year’s event being hosted at Headingley Stadium in Leeds for the first time in its 12-year history. 

The GMA awards ceremony celebrates excellence within the groundscare industry, recognising the outstanding performance of volunteers and professionals working across the sector.  

Having previously taken place in Birmingham’s NEC in tandem with the delivery of SALTEX, Europe's largest tradeshow, this year’s ceremony will operate as a standalone event and be hosted at Headingly Stadium in Leeds.  

Geoff Webb, CEO of Grounds Management Association said: 

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Industry Awards this November, especially given that the event will be hosted at Headingley Stadium for the first time.’ 

The GMA Industry Awards is the highlight of our year as we bring the industry together to shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of volunteers and professionals. The decision to move away from SALTEX and host a standalone event was made following industry feedback and allows for the focus of the evening to be celebrating and raising awareness of the skills and hard work grounds workers deliver all year round. With Headingley Stadium home to all-season sports, this felt a natural fit for the event this year and we look forward to welcoming the sector to such an impressive venue this November.’ 

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