Announces continued revenue reinvestment

The Grounds Management Association (GMA) have announced their continued investment of revenue generated from the SALTEX exhibition back into the industry, which they say bolsters support for professional and community sport across the nation. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, the GMA say they have continually re-invested revenue generated from its annual exhibition back into the grounds management industry since its inauguration in 1938. Due to the success of the show, year on year that contribution continues to grow.
Following SALTEX 2023, the GMA say hey have been able to subsidise approximately 67% of its membership base, providing support to those at the heart of grounds management. In an official statement the GMA said, "With community and student memberships benefiting the most, this underscores the GMA’s commitment to nurturing talent and ensuring that the highest standards of grounds care are upheld across the industry."

The Association also pointed out that the revenue from SALTEX 2023 has helped to subsidise 1,900 GMA training courses for grounds professionals, both in person and online. 

Their statement went on to also say that since 2009, revenue generated from SALTEX has supported the GMA’s annual Industry Awards as well as their annual awareness campaign, #Groundsweek. Revenue generated from the show also recently supported the ‘Women in Grounds’ showcase event at the Emirates Stadium in partnership with the Women’s Super League, Women in Football and Arsenal FC. 

Sarah Cunningham, Director of Commercial and Events at the GMA said, “By attending SALTEX, visitors and exhibitors are supporting the vital year-round work that enables the GMA to invest in its members, education, and training. It allows us to continue to lobby, to influence, and to create stakeholder relationships with sports bodies and the like, that create inward investment back into the sector. 

“We would like to thank all visitors, exhibitors, and partners of SALTEX. Together, we are cultivating a brighter future for the grounds management industry, ensuring that sports can thrive from the grassroots to the elite. We look forward to making SALTEX 2024 the best yet.” 

SALTEX takes place at Birmingham NEC on 30th and 31st October 2024.

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