TurfPro is delighted to announce that it will, from Monday 9th July 2018, be edited by Laurence Gale MSC, MBPR – one of the most recognisable and respected professionals in the industry.
Current editor Steve Gibbs will move into overseeing role on the title as head of editorial, whilst also continuing to act as editor for TurfPro’s sister publication, Service Dealer.
Laurence brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having spent most of his working life (46 years) working in both the horticultural and sportsturf sectors – latterly spending the last fifteen years working for other leading turf industry magazines.
TurfPro owner, Duncan Murray-Clarke said, “We are delighted to welcome Laurence on board at this exciting time for TurfPro. Having been well established over the past four years as a consistently highly read, weekly digital publication which represents all facets of the UK turfcare industry, we felt the time was right to push on and invest in broadening TurfPro’s remit.
“Steve Gibbs and I believe that Laurence is the right person to achieve this. We are both excited at the potential we see for TurfPro under Laurence’s editorship.”
Laurence Gale said, “I am excited as the new editor, to use TurfPro to bring so many practitioners and professionals together every week through a central media platform.
“My aim, along with Steve Gibbs, is to bring to the table a variety of interesting case studies, articles and more importantly provide educational material that will help our readers become better practitioners and managers.
“The aim of the publication is to promote the work you do, thus sharing this wealth of information with the wider industry.
“My past working experiences coupled, with my vast network of contacts and current roles that include being a Green Flag Judge and RFU Pitch Advisor for the Midlands, will no doubt help initiate some interesting reading material for TurfPro.”