Amenity Sprayer Operator 2017 - A day in the life of:

Meet the three category winners

At our Annual Conference on Thursday 12th October 2017, we announced the three category winners for the 2017 Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards. Sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, this is the third year of running our prestigious awards which aim to recognise top sprayer operators across the amenity industry, to share their best practice to enhance standards for all and to demonstrate the professionalism within our sector.

The overall winner will be announced at the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition which takes place at the end of January 2018. Here’s a recap of the three category winners and runners up…

Sportsturf category

·         Winner - Chris Phillips, Complete Weed Control

·         Runner Up - Andy Baker from Ely Golf Club

Landscape & Amenity Knapsack Operations category

·         Winner - Nathan Hume who works for SH Goss Ltd.

·         Runner Up - Tony Robinson from Southern Horticulture

Landscape & Amenity Mounted Sprayer operations

·         Winner - Lee Harrison from Complete Weed Control

·         Runner Up - Robert Alexander from JSD Rail

 

Landscape & Amenity Knapsack Operations category: Nathan Hume, SH Goss Ltd

 

Day in the Life: Landscape & Amenity Knapsack category winner: Nathan Hume, SH Goss Ltd.

At our Annual Conference on Thursday 12th October 2017 we announced the three category winners for the 2017 Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards. Sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, this is the third year of running our prestigious awards which aim to reward top sprayer operators across the amenity industry, and to share their best practice to enhance standards for all. The overall winner will be announced at the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition on 23rd January 2018.

Nathan’s day to day work covers a wide spectrum of the Amenity sector. He sprays on average 4 days a week in a wide range of areas including airports, industrial areas, power stations, golf courses, cricket, rugby and football pitches, fishing clubs, schools, hotels, private houses, cemeteries, allotments, leisure and sports centres – and many more areas where non-native species are present. 

My day always begins with…

Tea! Without it I will die and shrivel like a sprayed weed. I’m a news and weather junky so I usually know what the weather is going to do for the week and plan a week ahead, but they are often wrong, so I check on a daily basis.

Typical activities for my day include…

Safely putting everyone to work making sure they have everything they need. Pre-spraying and post spraying checks are a must to make sure everything flows the next day. I like things tidy! I record everything I do on a daily basis. I’d warn against trying to remember what you’ve used at the end of the week.

My favourite part of the day is…

Going back to my own garden which I treasure. I have designed my garden for the wildlife and 30 minutes here is all I need to destress.

I can’t get through the day without…

Music of some kind! I have a huge collection on my itouch, although I might start buying vinyl again soon. I’m also a big Billericay Town FC football fan so I follow them home and away. Come on you blues!

 

 

 

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