The four-day event was organised by Dennis Mowers and Sisis Equipment and attracted distributors from across the world who came to Morley Hayes to learn more about the Dennis and Sisis range of cylinder mowers and grounds maintenance equipment.
Dennis Mowers and Sisis Equipment are both part of the Howardson Group, a leading British manufacturer, which supply professional grounds maintenance equipment to groundsmen, greenkeepers and gardeners across the globe.
Delegates travelled to Derbyshire from as far afield as Australia, Mexico, Oman, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, South Africa, North America, Italy, Denmark and Iceland.
Around 36 distributors attended each day of the training programme and were able to see demonstrations of the latest Dennis and Sisis equipment. The nine-hole Tower golf course was also used to demonstrate the key daily maintenance of an active golf course.
During their down time, delegates enjoyed Morley Hayes’s extensive golf facilities, which also includes its championship length 18-hole Manor Course and a 17-bay all-weather floodlit driving range.
They also dined in a private room within Morley Hayes’ Rooster Bar and held BBQs during their stay.
Commenting on being selected to host the training programme, Andrew Allsop, managing director at Morley Hayes said:
“We were delighted to have been chosen to host the training programme for Dennis Mowers and Sisis Equipment. The programme is considered a prestige event of the grass and turfing calendar and it was a pleasure to host our global visitors and give them a taste of Morley Hayes and Derbyshire.”
Toby Clarke, international business director of Howardson, added:
“Every year we stage a training programme for a group of distributors and this year’s was our biggest event to date.
“Morley Hayes was the perfect venue and provided a great opportunity to get worldwide distributors together in one place to demonstrate our latest equipment. A lot of great networking and learning took place over our four day stay in Derbyshire.
“Thanks go to Robert and Andrew Allsop and all the staff at Morley Hayes for providing us with the facilities and support to deliver this type of training. The quality of the hotel and the staff are absolutely first class and we wouldn’t go anywhere else now.”
Morley Hayes is set in the stunning Derbyshire countryside overlooking parkland golf courses. It boasts a luxury four star, 32-bedroom hotel and a choice of three restaurants, including the award-winning two AA rosette Dovecote restaurant, Roosters and Spike Bar.
Golf facilities include a championship length 18-hole Manor course, 9-hole Tower course, a newly refurbished 17 bay, all weather floodlit driving range, golf pavilion and a highly respected Golf Academy.