Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of The Year 2018 – Nathan’s Trip:

Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018

Nathan’s trip to attend GIE+EXPO, October 2018

In January we announced Nathan Hume, Contracts Manager and Ecologist at SH Goss Ltd as the overall winner of the 2017 Amenity Sprayer Operator of the year Awards. In October, as part of his prize, Nathan travelled to Louisville Kentucky to attend GIE+EXPO. Nathan has kindly shared with us his thoughts from the event and written about some of the things he was able to experience.

“The GIE+EXPO was probably the best show I’ve ever attended. The sheer scale of it alone put European shows to shame. At one point I was actually lost! From large robot grass cutting machines to the biggest snow ploughs I expect I will ever see – it had it all!


The guest speakers were exceptional and the inside and outside demo areas off the scale. When you’re racing a souped-up Kubota mower around a mud filled race track you know this is going to be a show to remember.

It was fascinating talking to other amenity professionals – I discovered that the Americans have a whole slew of different problem plants to deal with. Some of which had been imported from the UK unwittingly many decades ago! Interestingly the chemical formulations seemed to be stronger than ours, with a bigger chemical arsenal to draw from.

Louisville was a really fun city and I found the Kentuckians to be very friendly.

I’d like to give my thanks to the Amenity Forum for running the Sprayer of the Year awards and a massive thanks to the ICL group for being one of the sponsors. All in all a prize very much worth receiving!