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GreenSet Appointed European Agents for Porous Kushion Kourt

08 August 2003

Ever eager to embrace innovation, Javier Sanchez Vicario, President of GreenSet Worldwide SL, was impressed with the performance of the Porous Kushion Kourt surface.

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2006 - Providing a Focus and an Impetus for Responsible Tyre Disposal

07 August 2003

Charles Lawrence International is already beginning to feel the effects of the gathering awareness of the implications of the Landfill Directive, which will be fully enforced in 2006.

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Maintenance Company Launch Hailed a Resounding Success

07 August 2003

Replay, the dedicated, new maintenance company launched by the Charles Lawrence Group has already been hailed a resounding success with clients and within the synthetic sports surfaces sector.

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First UEFA Match on FieldTurf

07 August 2003

FC Torpedo, Moscow will play an official match on FieldTurf. The match, a UEFA qualifier between FC Torpedo and Domaniano, will be the first official match, under UEFA control, to be played on the synthetic grass surface.

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New Southern Office Spearheads Expansion Plans at Charles Lawrence

11 July 2003

Further expansion has resulted in the launch of a new, southern office in the Berkshire / M4 corridor - a step seen by many as a move to further enhance the company’s reputation with a growing client base in the southern counties. The company are confident that the new office will have a significant impact on raising customer service beyond the high levels already established by Charles Lawrence.

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Cranfield University Rolls Onto The Cricket Pitch

29 June 2003

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has provided funding to Cranfield University's Centre for Sports Surfaces at Silsoe, which has launched a new research programme to look at ways to improve cricket pitch performance from the village green up to the test arena.

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CONIPUR ISP Sprint for Bath University

26 June 2003

CONIPUR ISP Sprint was chosen as the sports surfacing system for Bath University Elite Training Center, UK.

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Interested in the Science of Tennis?

25 June 2003

With the British grass season upon us, some frequently asked questions are: How does the pace of a grass tennis court compare to other surface types? How does the modern racket affect the playing styles of today’s game? For answers to these and other questions read on.

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Rangers' Artificial Pitch Gets First FIFA Recommendation in UK

09 June 2003

Glasgow Rangers FC is the first football club in the UK to receive a top recommendation from FIFA for an artificial pitch, based at their Murray Park training ground on the outskirts of Glasgow.

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Bureau Veritas Acquires Weeks Group

05 June 2003

Bureau Veritas, the conformity assessment, certification, training and consulting group specialising in Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Social Accountability management, is pleased to announce the acquisition of WEEKS Group Plc, the engineering & environmental consultancy and materials testing house.

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England Hockey Elects New Team

03 June 2003

It has been announced that England Hockey has, at its General Meeting on Sunday 18 May, elected a strong new team that will lead the sport into a new period of growth and development.

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Groundsmen Digging Deep for Victory

23 May 2003

On the 14th May, The FA confirmed the county and regional winners of this years FA Groundsmen of the Year Awards, which for the first time will be sponsored by FA Partner Carlsberg...

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Exciting Times Ahead for Stadia Sports

16 May 2003

John Hoffman and Soames Springthorpe, owners of the Stadia Sports Group, have announced the sale of the company to the team led by Jim Seligman and Ken Horn.

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Steve Hillman – New Job at Duracourt

10 May 2003

Steve Hillman joined Duracourt, the synthetic sports surface specialists, in April of this year.

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McArdle AstroTurf Helps Ealing Secure Stage 2 NOF Finance

10 April 2003

Working with McArdle AstroTurf, Ealing Council is constructing nine multi use games areas in the borough. Of these, six school locations are subject to stage two funding from the New Opportunities Fund. On-site installation work for the contract, worth £1.2m, commenced in April 2003.

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Surface Maintenance Seminars 2003

28 March 2003

SAPCA and the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) have announced their joint programme of maintenance seminars for 2003.

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Saints See the Light with Abacus

27 March 2003

Northampton Saints RFC has recently upgraded its home ground, including a new lighting system by Abacus Lighting Ltd.

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Sports Colleges Conference Attracts Over 1,000!

22 March 2003

More than 1,000 delegates gathered on 20 and 21 March at The International Centre, Telford to attend the Youth Sport Trust's annual Sports Colleges conference.

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Charles Lawrence Surfaces Takes Playtop into Spain

20 March 2003

Charles Lawrence Surfaces plc has just announced the appointment of a new licensee partner in Spain for its Playtop brand, "Europe’s leading poured-in-place, impact-absorbing safety surfacing system for children’s playgrounds".

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EasiClay - the New Name in Synthetic Clay Tennis Courts

20 March 2003

A unique synthetic surface that allows play all year round, reacts just like an authentic clay court, and needs minimal maintenance? Duracourt believe that EasiClay does that and much, much more.

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