Mike Beardall, editor of The Groundsman – the official magazine of the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) – for the last 11 years, has left the position to take on new projects. His role has been taken over by Trevor Ledger, a former editor of Golf Course News International.
“It has been a very rewarding time for me, both personally and professionally,” said Mike, who will continue to work closely with the grounds care industry through consultancy, journalism and public relations. During my time with the IOG I have seen tremendous changes and made a great many friends,” he said. “The organisation has never looked stronger and I am proud to have been part of that development and the progress of the magazine. This is a good time to hand over the reins.”
Mike was formerly editor of the West Sussex Gazette and Middlesex Chronicle, and was chief sub-editor of the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine. He was also managing editor of two national magazines – Your Business and Home Business.
Said IOG chief executive, Geoff Webb, “On behalf of the IOG Board, I would like to thank Mike for all he has done for the institute and the magazine. Mike is a popular and respected figure within the industry and the membership will miss him.”