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Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year 2017 Is Announced

Our huge congratulations go to Nathan Hume, Contracts Manager and Ecologist at SH Goss. The winner of the ‘Landscape & Industrial Using Hand Held Equipment’ category went on to win the prestigious title of Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year 2017 (ASOY) at BTME Harrogate.

ASOY rewards top sprayer operators across the amenity industry, with the aim to share their best practices to enhance standards for all. The Awards are organised by the Amenity Forum, and sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, in association with BASIS.

Also recognised by the Awards were our very own Chris Phillips of Complete Weed Control South Wales, as the top operator for ‘Sports Turf Using Boom Sprayer or Hand Held Equipment’, alongside Lee Harrison, from the same team, winner of the ‘Landscape & Industrial Using Vehicle Mounted Equipment’ category.

Reflecting on the third annual ASOY Awards, Professor John Moverley, Chairman of the Amenity Forum, said: ‘‘The Awards seek to recognise the quality and level of professionalism in our sector. They highlight how professional amenity maintenance keeps Britain moving.

An extremely high level of professionalism was evident amongst all category winners so picking an overall winner was extremely difficult, as they demonstrated exceptional skills of operators across the amenity sector - doing their jobs to an extremely high standard every day.”

They have exemplified the whole concept of the safe use of pesticides, being applied correctly and in a sustainable manner.”

ICL Landscape and Industrial Manager, Mark Pyrah, stated: “Accurate application, ably demonstrated by the skills of all the ASOY entrants, is a key element of effective stewardship of products and helping to ensure they will remain available.”

“It is all about sprayer awareness - maintaining good application to maintain the product so that the individual is promoting best practice.”

Daniel Lightfoot, Syngenta Turf UK Business Manager added: “Syngenta recognises that the skills of the sprayer operator are paramount in achieving the full potential from all applications and assuring the future sustainable use.”

Well done again to Chris, Lee and, of course, Nathan - a very worthy winner.Natham Hume - Winner

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