Andy Walker, Field Support Manager for Dennis and SISIS, recently celebrated an impressive 40 years of working for the company. Here, we take a look through his long and illustrious career.
Dennis and SISIS have now completed a UK tour of spring maintenance seminars, in which groundsmen and greenkeepers received over 60 hours of education.
Adi Porter, course manager at Greetham Valley Golf Club, has said that he is now in full control of thatch build-up since using the SISIS Rotorake TM1000.
Nathan Scarff, Derby County FC’s new head groundsman, believes that his newly purchased range of SISIS turf maintenance equipment has made life a little easier at the iPro Stadium.
Dennis and SISIS have announced that they will again be teaming up with Bowls Scotland to deliver a number of informative seminars, all designed to help club greenkeepers and volunteers maintain their bowling greens.
Dennis and SISIS have announced that they will be holding four of their popular bowling green maintenance seminars throughout February and March 2016.
Back by popular demand, Dennis & SISIS’s cricket groundsmen seminar will be returning on 8 March 2016 at Durham County Cricket Club.
Dennis and SISIS have announced that they will once again be exhibiting at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in San Diego, California on 10 and 11 February 2016 at Booth 2517.
Dennis and SISIS have confirmed their attendance at the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) conference & exhibition in San Diego on January 21 & 22, and will be a bringing a number of market leading products to their joint stand - number 749.
Dennis and SISIS will be exhibiting at BTME 2016 on stand A5 where greenkeepers, course managers and turf managers will be able to view an extensive range of turf maintenance equipment.
Forest Green Rovers FC, the world’s most sustainable football club, has turned to the SISIS Autoslit and the SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 to help them keep on top of their intense aeration programme.
Dennis and SISIS have announced the appointment of Guy Stewart as their new export manager.
The Joint stand of Dennis and SISIS will be at the very heart of SALTEX 2015, being held at the NEC Birmingham 4-5 November, on stand E070.
With the pitch at Falkirk FC’s stadium being used ten hours a day and seven days a week, head groundsman Joe Wallace is a busy man. To help him with his maintenance tasks, he relies on a range of SISIS products which are specifically built to fulfil synthetic pitch requirements.
Dennis and SISIS have recently supported Bowls Scotland in a series of seminars held all over Scotland designed to help club greenkeepers and volunteers maintain their bowling greens.
The recent purchase of a SISIS Brush-Pro ride-on brushing system and SISIS SSS1000 towed rotary brush sweeper by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has helped to keep its sporting facilities in the highest possible standard; and one of just eleven UK Universities to have been awarded a Green Flag status.
Following a successful appearance at last year’s Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition, Dennis and SISIS has announced they will be returning to exhibit once again.
Stephen Green, head groundsman at The Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, has his work cut out with four full-size natural turf pitches, a new synthetic pitch as well as a grass athletics track. However, his decision to purchase a new SSS1000 and Flexicombe from SISIS has made his job a whole lot easier.
Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, one of the country’s leading independent schools, has recently purchased a new SISIS Rotorake TM1000 complete with a range of interchangeable reels to complete end of season renovations.
St Georges Park, the FA’s National Football Centre, was recently awarded the Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) Best Maintained Artificial Pitch of the Year. It was a great achievement for head groundsman Alan Ferguson and his team, who have acknowledged the SISIS Osca as being integral to winning the award.
Dennis and SISIS have successfully hosted another series of informative bowling green maintenance seminars with more promised for later this year.
Dennis and SISIS have returned to home soil following an extremely successful Golf Industry Show (GIS) in San Antonio, Texas, where the new SISIS Flexi400 was the star of the show.
Over 200 cricket groundsmen made their way to Dennis and SISIS’ cricket seminar hosted by St Albans School Trust where they refreshed their education on a variety of topics.
Jason Cooper, Head Greenkeeper at Leamington & Country Golf Club, has chosen to purchase a SISIS Rotorake TM1000 scarifier and SISIS Variseeder 1300 tractor mounted seeder to help maintain the club’s highly commended greens and tees.
Visitors to booth 26052 at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in San Antonio Texas in February can expect to see an impressive line-up of quality turf maintenance products from two of the leading names in the industry - on the combined stand of Dennis and SISIS.
Dennis & SISIS have announced that they will be holding their popular cricket seminar on February 17th, where groundsmen in the sport will be able to refresh their education on a variety of topics.
SISIS will be launching the new Flexi400 at BTME 2015 on stand A5, where greenkeepers and turf managers will have the opportunity to see just how beneficial this new piece of equipment will be.
Dennis and SISIS, divisions of the Howardson Group, a leading British manufacturer of innovative world class turf maintenance equipment, has announced the promotion of both Toby Clarke as its new general manager and Roger Moore as new sales and marketing manager.
The recent purchase of a SISIS Quadraplay and Multitiner drum type tractor mounted aerator has helped Brentwood Rugby Club in Essex achieve their best playing surface for nearly 30 years.
Sisis is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Ambler as export sales administrator. The newly created role also signals the company’s rapid growth in the export market.
SISIS, together with Dennis mowers have reported a successful show at the recent Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition, held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, with the SISIS Veemo tractor mounted scarifier the star attraction.
Dennis and SISIS, divisions of the Howardson Group, a leading British manufacturer of innovative world class turf maintenance equipment, have announced the appointment of Ewen Wilson as northern area sales manager, incorporating Scotland, Ireland and Northern England with immediate effect.
Dennis and SISIS have concluded their successful ‘on the green’ education seminars for spring 2014, with a promise of further dates to be added for later in the year.
The latest event, which was held at Backworth Miners Welfare Bowls Club in Newcastle upon Tyne and co-hosted with Greenlay Grass Machinery, was attended by nearly 40 greenkeepers as well as local authority personnel all eager to learn more about the maintenance of bowling greens.
Dennis and SISIS area sales manager Alan Ronaldson has retired after twelve years’ service with the company. During this time, Alan was responsible for the development and expansion of dealers for both brands in Scotland, North of England and Ireland.
Angus Macleod, Course Manager at The Belfry, has selected SISIS Megaslit and Multislit tractor mounted deep slitters for maintaining the greens surrounds, approaches and fairways on all three world renowned courses.
Tottenham Hotspur FC grounds manager Darren Baldwin has chosen a SISIS tractor mounted brush combination of a Zig Zag brush and Flexibcomb which have been fitted to a Twinplay frame for use on both the synthetic and natural surfaces at the club’s new training ground in Enfield.
Dennis and SISIS, leading British manufacturers of innovative world class turf maintenance equipment, have reported a very successful Golf Industry Show in Orlando in early February during which they launched two new SISIS products to the US market, generated high quality enquiries and sold several machines from the stand.
Dennis and SISIS return to BTME 2014 on stand A5 with a continuation of the successful product launches from IOG SALTEX earlier this year. The joint stand will feature a range of products that have been engineered to provide turf professionals with machines that really perform.
SISIS will be exhibiting at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) which is taking place in the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando on February 5-6 2014, at booth 1979, with two new products - the Rotorake 600HD pedestrian de-thatcher and the Rotorake TM1000 tractor mounted de-thatcher which now features a new interchangeable reel system.
Natural and artificial sports ground contractor, White Horse Contractors, continually invest in specialised plant and machinery. This policy has seen the Northern arm of the company recently purchase a SISIS Brush-Pro ride-on brushing system and SISIS SSS1000 towed rotary brush sweeper for all regular synthetic surface maintenance contracts.
The next round of the Dennis and SISIS bowling green maintenance seminars has been announced, with the company heading to Currie Bowling Club, Near Edinburgh on 1st October before moving on to Cardonald Bowling Club in Glasgow on 2nd October.
Folkestone Cricket Club has ambitions to become an outground for Kent County Cricket Club and to help them achieve this aim, they have chosen Dennis and SISIS machinery to prepare the outfield, wicket and square.
SISIS are to showcase three new products at the 2013 IOG Saltex show, which is always a key event for groundcare professionals.
A new pedestrian scarifier will be launched along with two redesigned products, the SISIS Dart pedestrian aerator and SISIS TM1000 tractor mounted scarifier.
Following an extensive demonstration process, Leicester City Council has purchased a SISIS Supaturfman - an independently powered heavy duty aerator, for key maintenance tasks throughout the year on their five bowling greens.
The SISIS Supaturfman is ideal for maintenance as a bowling green or cricket square aerator.
When the time came for Andy Chetram, Facilities Manager at Central Park Stadium - the UK’s longest greyhound track, to purchase new maintenance equipment there was only one choice - a SISIS Quadraplay.
The 1.8m wide single pass maintenance system equipped with tilth rake, grooming rake and levelling plate helps remove paw prints from the previous race while simultaneously smoothing and firming the surface to provide the optimum conditions for the next race.
In a bid to dramatically improve the playing characteristics of the green at Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club in California, a SISIS Auto Rotorake MK5 pedestrian heavy duty de-thatcher has been purchased.
Dennis and SISIS, whose turf maintenance equipment is widely used by cricket groundsman at all levels, are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Club Cricket Conference.
Working with trusted industry partners, Keith Kent has devised a rugby club pitch maintenance equipment package. The package is designed to meet the needs of rugby union clubs that aim to deliver a high quality pitch maintenance programme. The range of machinery includes a SISIS Quadraplay, SISIS Multitiner and Iseki TM3265 tractor.
The SISIS Brush-Pro ride-on brushing system has been chosen by Leicester City Football Club for all regular synthetic surface maintenance at the club's Belvoir Drive training ground. The machine, specifically designed for maintaining synthetic surfaces, will be used on the full size 3G pitch as well as the 80m x 60m indoor pitch.
Platts Harris Limited, part of Lookers Plc, have been appointed as dealers to cover the Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire areas by Dennis and SISIS.
They will provide sales, service and parts support to customers for the full range of Dennis professional mowers and complete range of SISIS natural and synthetic turf maintenance machinery from their premises at Tuxford in Nottinghamshire and Darley Dale in Derbyshire.
Compacted, waterlogged golf and bowls greens in Norwich are now a thing of the past after local grounds maintenance provider, Lowestoft-based Waveney Norse, recently invested in a SISIS Autoslit pedestrian powered deep slitter.
The SISIS Autoslit, ideal for fine or outfield turf produces excellent underground cultivation due to the angle of the tines, aiding aeration.
Dennis and SISIS have brought their spring 2013 series of educational events to a close with the recent bowls seminar at Meole Brace Bowling Club in Shrewsbury. Committed to educating greenkeepers on how to maintain and look after bowling greens, the British manufacturer was pleased with the event which attracted more than 50 people including a mix of technical presentations and demonstrations ‘on the green’.
Dennis and SISIS, divisions of the Howardson Group, a leading British manufacturer of innovative world class turf maintenance equipment, has announced a new strategic partnership with Fusion Media (Europe) Limited that will include working together on a variety of PR and digital media projects for both brands.
Dennis and SISIS scored a well-earned ‘6’ with over 150 delegates attending their recent Seminar at The Brightonandhovejobs.com County Ground. The programme for the day was kicked off by the company's Area Sales Manager, Robert Jack, who welcomed delegates and thanked the event's sponsors for their additional support.
Sitting alongside one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe, Rutland Water Golf Club offers the golfer 18 holes on the championship Normanton Course and 9 par 3 holes on the Hambleton course. The club did have standing water issues on greens, but following the acquisition of a Sisis Javelin Aer-Aid 1500, Head Greenkeeper, Dan Wren reports a dramatic improvement.
Cricket Groundsmen will shortly have the opportunity to refresh their education on how to maintain their pitches, courtesy of Dennis & SISIS. The company are once again showing their commitment to turf professionals by staging a seminar in conjunction with Andy Mackay, host and Head Groundsman at Sussex County Cricket Club, in Hove on Thursday 28th February 2013.
Truro Golf Club Head Greenkeeper, Jim Sheehan, is a long way from his Liverpool roots and West Derby Golf Club where he first encountered the Sisis name. In August of this year he took delivery of a Sisis Variseeder 1300 with standard discharge roller and also a Multitiner 1.8m aerator and immediately put them to work.
Responding to popular demand by golf clubs and Greenkeepers on the Isle of Man, Dennis & SISIS recently took to the road again. The company’s ‘Golf Machinery Roadshow’ was held at three venues with the Dennis/SISIS team putting together a practical hands-on demonstration of their equipment to a total gathering of over 50 people at Douglas Golf Course.
At BTME 2013 Dennis and Sisis will be exhibiting the Sisis Rotorake TM1000, this popular tractor mounted scarifier gives the user a combination of scarification and linear aeration allied with heavy duty power to control and remove thatch, reduce standing water and improve filtration. To maintain the ideal depth of scarification, the weight of the collection box and any material is absorbed by the main frame on the front roller, independent from the reel.
The Emerson Country Club in Sejong City, South Korea has recently upgraded its turf maintenance machinery with the delivery of a SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 tractor mounted aerator by local SISIS dealer Arcwin Co, which has led to six further sales of the machine in the region
Continuing its commitment to thought provoking seminars, Dennis & SISIS recently held one for Cricket Groundsmen at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Keith Exton, Head Groundsman of Glamorgan CCC, together with his Chief Executive Alan Hamer welcomed over 130 delegates to the seminar, all no doubt keen to visit a test match ground and learn from the experts.
St Peter’s School in York is a co-educational independent school for 13 -18 year olds which prides itself on its excellent sports facilities. These comprise a new multi surface pitch, two sports centres, gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, extensive playing fields, boathouse, netball and tennis courts.
Dennis and SISIS will again be exhibiting and demonstrating their range of world class turf maintenance equipment at Saltex 2012. Visitors to the stand will be able to view an upgraded and improved version of the SISIS ride-on brush system which is designed specifically for the maintenance of synthetic surfaces.
Presentation is of great importance at Overstone Park Golf Club in Northamptonshire, since the club is part of a leisure resort where hotel guests and second home owners enjoy a luxury health club as well as the 18-hole golf course. This year Overstone Park Golf Club is proud to be hosting both the men’s and ladies County Championships.
Dennis & Sisis concluded their 2011 series of educational events with the recent Groundsman cricket seminar at Essex County Cricket Ground. With Stuart Kerrison, Head Groundsman at Essex CCC, as the host, the programme took on a slightly different format to previous seminars as it extended into the evening and included a floodlit tour of the ground.
Part of the Foundation of King Edward VI Schools is King Edward’s in Edgbaston, Birmingham. This independent establishment has separate boys’ and girls’ sections offering education for 11-18 year olds. Extensive sporting facilities include 5 rugby pitches, 3 cricket squares, synthetic and natural hockey pitches, plus a First XV-First XI field with an athletics track for the boys, and netball and tennis courts for the girls.
Dennis and SISIS are taking to the road again with their successful seminar format. This time they're giving groundsmen and greenkeepers on the Isle of Man an opportunity to attend a Turf Care Seminar at Ballafletcher Sports Club on Wednesday 21st March.
The 2012 Dennis and Sisis Turf Care Seminar programme sailed into the Isle of Man with a very successful and well attended day at the Ballafletcher Sports Club. Dennis & Sisis were pleased with the event and their well proven format certainly drew in the crowds. Over 70 people attended the day which encompassed a mix of technical presentations and demonstrations ‘on the pitch’.
Following their recent highly successful series of bowling green maintenance seminars in teh north of England and western Scotland, Dennis and Sisis are pleased to announce their next Seminar will take place on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in Northampton.
Committed to educating greenkeepers on how to maintain and look after bowling greens, Dennis and Sisis delivered two extremely informative, educational and interactive seminars to greenkeepers in Scotland and England.