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CMM to maximise opportunities for BIGGA members

7.21am 6th May 2011 - Corporate - This story was updated on Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Ian Timberlake

Colt Mackenzie McNair (, the executive search specialist positioned at the heart of the global golf industry, has announced an important agreement with the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association that will allow CMM the potential to offer career-enhancing services and opportunities to BIGGA’s 6,000-strong membership.

As a direct result of this new partnership – which has also seen CMM successfully assist BIGGA in finding its new Chief Executive Officer, Jim Croxton – the executive search specialist will blend its unique services with BIGGA’s own expertise, focused on the continued professional development of its members.

Ian Timberlake, Principal Consultant at Colt Mackenzie McNair, said: “This new agreement is an important and welcome step forward for CMM. It was a pleasure to work with BIGGA’s chairman, Andrew Mellon, and his Board during the search for its new CEO, and I strongly believe our ongoing partnership allows us to give its members appropriate career advice and offer individuals a platform to explore new opportunities within the golf industry.

“There are perfect synergies between both organisations; BIGGA is an association that is world-renowned for providing its members with insightful training programmes, and CMM consistently helps candidates develop their careers and provides golf businesses with sustainable employment solutions.”

BIGGA was created in 1987 from an amalgamation of the British Golf Greenkeepers Association, the English and International Golf Greenkeepers Association and the Scottish and International Golf Greenkeepers. It has since established itself as a significant body within the game of golf as a whole and a key element in the lives of those working in the fine-turf industry.

BIGGA chairman Andrew Mellon commented: “CMM has created both a strong reputation and a wide-reaching portfolio of skills that benefit the whole golf industry. Its expertise helped us enormously in the search for BIGGA’s new CEO, Jim Croxton, and I’m sure, together, we will deliver a huge level of value to BIGGA members going forward.

“We are committed to furthering the careers of everyone associated with the greenkeeping industry. And through a detailed programme of training and professional development, linked to the skills and services of Colt Mackenzie McNair, we have a very strong platform from which our members will undoubtedly benefit.”

For further information about CMM and the services it can offer, call +44 (0) 1344 292299 or visit



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