Our Members Say

“Being a member of the API gives us a distinct advantage over our non-member competitors. The API is the only dedicated UK play trade association and Local Authorities stipulate that companies must be a member of a trade body as part of the scoring system in their tender processes. We’ve won contracts because we’re API members.”

 Mark Grace MD, HAGS

“We find that being part of the API instantly tells customers that we’re reliable, professional providers of high-quality play equipment.  It takes the guesswork out of the process and gives them peace of mind that they’re choosing a reputable company with a proven track record of providing innovative and challenging products.” 

Charlie Howard, Wicksteed Playgrounds

“The API works hard to promote its members and share good news stories on their website, social media and newsletters.  The website has a dedicated section for members’ news and they make sure that customers know the advantages of choosing an API member.”

 Barry Leahey MBE, Playdale Playgrounds

“The SPE is a unique community of like-minded people who meet regularly to network and socialise. It’s important to me that we do this to connect businesses in the UK sports and PE sector and ultimately strengthen the industry. There’s no doubt that the SPE unites the sector so that we can make the most of our collective strengths.”

Kate Costin, Flicx UK

“The seminars, webinars and events that the SPE holds are amongst some of the best I’ve ever been to. What differentiates them from other events is their focus on the sports and PE sector. I’ve found the ones covering the education market to be particularly useful and packed full of relevant information to help us drive our marketing strategy.”

Neil Jennings, Primo Play

“Our marketing strategy relies heavily on the unique industry research SPE commissions exclusively for members. Through them we can gauge economic activity levels and market trends, gain exclusive insight into school budgets and spending habits, information on decision-makers and much more.”

Jason Bowers, Gym Master

“The part the BGIA played in campaigning for the safe return of golf during the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be underestimated. The BGIA were key, resulting in a massive boost for the game and BGIA members. Representing the whole golf industry, the BGIA empowers members to contribute to industry discussions, confident in the knowledge that the BGIA is an influential member of the APPG for Golf.”

Paul Hitchenor, TMaG Europe Brand Director

“The BGIA has provided us with a wide range of networking, business benefits and events that meet the needs of our organisation. The offer has evolved significantly over the past 12 months and provided the members with a collective voice within the industry during challenging times as well as a platform for proactive endeavours to support the future of the game.”

Matthew Johnson, General Manager, Acushnet Europe

“We make regular use of the BGIA website. The members’ area provides me with essential support for my business including access to industry statistics, research, legislative news, lobbying activities and a raft of other resources. It’s one of my first ports-of-call when I need the latest golf industry information or support.”

Lee Farrar, Head of Golf, Wilson Golf