Two new directors for local firm behind grass…

Two new directors for local firm behind grass courts at tennis championship Wimbledon

THE company which helps maintain Wimbledon’s grass courts has appointed two new company directors to its board.

Bingley-based sports turf specialist STRI Group has been working the the tennis championships for 50 years, and has also worked on the London 2012 Olympic Games and the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

The firm has promoted head of consultancy, Richard Stuttard, and head of business development, Andrew Brooker to STRI directors, following a period of strong growth.

Both will continue to manage their existing departments.

Richard will lead the group’s interests in delivering design, build and project management services to major sports projects across the globe.

Andrew will be instrumental in ensuring STRI continues to grow globally, inside and outside the sports sector, through developing strategic acquisition and investment opportunities.

STRI chief executive officer, Mark Godfrey, said: “STRI has continued to grow as a business and it was the right time to expand our board. Richard and Andrew have been important senior figures at STRI for a number of years and are helping drive change and growth across new markets.”

Richard said: “It’s an exciting time for STRI. Our consultancy department has grown quickly in the last two years and we are now delivering a premium end-to-end service to new and existing clients. Our planning, design, construction and operation model is going from strength to strength and I look forward to continuing to support its growth.”

Andrew added: “STRI is expanding its operations locally and internationally, developing strategic relationships and commercial partnerships for customer and company benefit. STRI is committed to continuous expansion of our range of innovative and sustainable solutions so that our customers receive greatest value.”

STRI is the leading sports surface solutions provider, having been established in Bingley in 1929.