The Association of Play Industries (API) is delighted to announce that GroundsFest will be the primary sponsor of this year’s special Annual General Meeting to celebrate 40 years of the API.

GroundsFest is the largest, annual, free event for grounds staff, greenkeepers, landscapers, designers & architects, gardeners, local authorities, estate managers and contractors. The first ever GroundsFest, held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 20 and 21 September last year, proved to be a huge success for the play sector.

Companies such as Kompan, Wicksteed Leisure, Play and Leisure, The Play Inspection Company, Redlynch Leisure, Huck Nets UK, Star Rubber Environmental and eibe Play exhibited in the outdoor play area, enabling them to install their equipment in the ground and really showcase their products.

GroundsFest’s Charles Neale said: “Following its groundbreaking debut, GroundsFest is returning on 10-11 September 2024, promising an even bigger and better experience for the groundscare and landscaping industries. With a wave of new exhibitors and expanded space, GroundsFest 2024 is set to exceed expectations, offering extraordinary opportunities for industry professionals.

“We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the API’s AGM, an important milestone in the association’s story. As the lead trade body for the UK play sector, we are delighted to be able to address their members at this special event and look forward to seeing everyone there.”

API members receive an exclusive discount on stand bookings. If you are interested in taking a stand at GroundsFest 2024, please contact Charles Neale on 01474 240 228 / 07885605586 or email [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

The Association of Play Industries (API)  is the lead trade body within the play sector and campaigns at the highest levels for policy recognition for play. Its members are leading manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both outdoor and indoor play equipment and safety surfacing. Founded in 1984, the API represents 85% of the play industry.

The API operates under the umbrella of the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA), the national trade body responsible for representing Sports and Play Associations in the UK’s sport and play industries.

Media Contact: Mary Lubrano, Head of Communications.  For further information contact Mary on e: [email protected]  m: 07999 550452