Global Edition

UK Golf Federation Exhibition takes Shape!

4.54pm 1st March 2019 - Exhibitions & Conferences

Exhibitors and corporate partners join up for GolfBIC 2019. Forest of Arden Golf Resort. The UK Golf Federation, which promotes open access to golf returns to the Forest of Arden Golf Resort (pictured) on 18th March.

Key industry corporate partners Club Car, John Deere Ltd, Textron Golf and Reesink Turfcare UK Limited join a powerful list of exhibitors including: – Huxley Golf, PGA, Savills (UK) Ltd, Srixon Sports Europe Ltd, Coffee & Stuff, Protocol Ltd, Hi Nets, European Golf Machinery, Foresight Sports Europe, Citygolf Europe AB, Encompass Safety Solutions, Toptracer, Eagle Promotions and Material Matters.

The show is supported by three top speakers: Linda Moir was in charge of the front-line events services at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.  She was responsible for planning and implementing a customer-service strategy, organising 15,000 volunteer Games Makers plus private sector contractors, and facilities to welcome over nine million spectators.  Before the Games, Linda was Virgin Atlantic’s Director of Customer Service.  Richard Branson hired Linda with the remit of “making flying fun”.  Linda speaks about the culture of a customer-focused organisation and how change can be implemented to the benefit of the business and individual employees.

Marcus Childs helps inspire confidence, wholeheartedness and courage and has an impressive reputation for helping thousands of members and organisations to embrace change positively and successfully.  In thoroughly uplifting conversations with his audiences his work stirs resourcefulness in individuals, positivity between colleagues and trust between organisations and their customers.

Paul Stewart, KPMG the different tax rules between Member Owned and Proprietary Owned clubs has been a major issue for the proprietary sector for a number of years.  Paul Stewart from KPMG will provide an overview of efforts undertaken by the UKGF (UKGCOA) to level the playing field on VAT.  After several years of dialogue with The Treasury and HMRC there is no sign of any changes being made to the VAT rules. Last year, KPMG provided VAT litigation support for Stoke by Nayland who succeeded in the Upper Tier Tribunal having established a separate non-profit making club a number of years ago. The circumstances of Stoke were considered to be distinguishable from the many previous cases which had been unsuccessful in seeking to achieve separation between a landlord and a non-profit making club. Some might say uniquely so. Paul will summarise the decision and key facts to offer an understanding of why Stoke were successful.

To book as an exhibitor or attendee go to for details and book or contact

 /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / 

In related news... (GBN) is for the many thousands of people who work in the golf business all around the world.

We cover the full range of topics both on and off the course. We aim to supply essential information both quickly and accurately in a format which is easy to use. We are independent of all special interest groups.


Click here to sign up for our free twice weekly golf industry news summary

View the latest newsletter here