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SPORTEX completes project with University of Edinburgh

17th NOVEMBER 2020

Recently, we completed the upgrade of an existing football/rugby 3G field for the University of Edinburgh, at their Peffermill Sports Complex.

 

In collaboration with Polytan, the Universities specified artificial turf supplier, we delivered a wonderful upgrade. The new 10,400m2 field has passed both World Rugby and FIFA Quality performance standards and as well as both training and competition use football and rugby, the new two-tone green/blue surface will also be used for American Football and Lacrosse.

 

This was a great project for the University in the continuous development of its sporting facilities.


SPORTEX Welcomes Andrew Rintoul

11th NOVEMBER 2020

In our ever-growing team, we are thrilled to be welcoming Andrew Rintoul to SPORTEX as our new Maintenance Coordinator.

 

For the past few years, Andrew has been based within the logistics industry. In this capacity, he has developed a wealth of knowledge that will be a great asset to the maintenance department. In Andrew’s words, he is “very excited to be involved with a fast-growing company”, in particular one that is in an industry he has a genuine passion for. Like Andrew, we are looking forward to seeing the future growth of the maintenance division within our group.


SPORTEX Awarded funding from UK Innovate

3rd NOVEMBER 2020

SPORTEX has been awarded funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to support R&D into our pioneering recycling process for old artificial sports pitches.

The grant will help accelerate the development of new plastic recycling technology, in collaboration with our project research partners, plastic experts Impact Solutions Ltd and Queen’s University Belfast.

The investment is part of £130 million awarded to 1,069 UK businesses from the Sustainable Innovation Fund to support single and collaborative R&D projects over the next two years.

Our goal at SPORTEX is to be driving this positive change within all levels of the industry.

 


SPORTEX Welcomes Ewan Peddie

28TH OCTOBER 2020

We are delighted to welcome Ewan Peddie to SPORTEX as Sales Manager for the maintenance division. 

 

Ewan brings years of incredible experience to the company and we are confident he will prove to be a valuable asset to the group. Ewan started as a machinery and sales demonstrator, progressing quickly to sales manager within the machinery sales market, working with leading industry brands. In this role, Ewan frequently dealt with synthetic turf maintenance machinery, which opened an opportunity to work within the sports turf construction industry. This was an opportunity that involved both the natural and synthetic market, providing Ewan with a wealth of knowledge and industry contacts for his new role at Sportex. 


SPORTEX take up new premises

20TH JULY 2020

After being at our Newbridge premises in Edinburgh since the inception of the company in 2005, SPORTEX have taken up new residence at Abbotsinch Industrial Estate in Grangemouth, approximately 15 miles from the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Our new premises offer fantastic indoor warehouse and office space to cater for the expansion of all group business operations, including the launch of our end-of-life artificial turf recycling solution.

The relocation of the business also adds to what is a new chapter in the history of the business with the introduction of our new identity. We look forward to making Grangemouth our home for years to come.

Sportex Group

10th JULY 2020

Great picture of the recently refurbished hockey pitch for the MOD complete with RAF roundel logo using @TigerTurfUK Evo Pro. @SAPCA quality.

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UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH CHOOSE SPORTEX

5TH JULY 2020

SPORTEX are delighted to be chosen by University of Edinburgh as their preferred contractor for the refurbishment of their existing 10,000m2 duel 3G football/rugby facility.

Following on from the successful delivery of a new water-based hockey field in 2017, we are delighted to be working with the universities nominated synthetic turf manufacturer, Polytan GMBH, to deliver another world class synthetic turf facility to compliment an already phenomenal array of training and competition facilities that rivals anything else in UK.


WORKS BEGINS ON BURNLEY FIVE PITCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

1ST JULY 2020

Five community school facilities in Burnley will all be receiving newly refurbished outdoor synthetic turf pitches this summer to be enjoyed when children finally return to school in September.

The existing artificial turf fields at Burnley Campus, Unity College, Shuttleworth College, Hameldon College and Marsden Heights will either be receiving a new sand-dressed or 40mm 3G artificial surface. The surface chosen by each school reflects the sports and activities favoured at each venue, with each school getting additional painted markings to maximise the versatility of activities on each surface. Associated works at also planned at each venue including new sports equipment and perimeter fence repairs.