Martin Townsend has worked in the amenity industry since 1972 and in the autumn of 2012 Martin formed Severn Amenity Services Limited – a company which, with Martin’s wide range of expertise and knowledge, supplies agronomy, consultancy and project management skills.
Martin’s expertise has been gained from playing professional cricket and most winter and summer sports to high levels of proficiency. He therefore possesses an excellent repertoire of sports grounds requirements. His further experience in groundsmanship and as a Greenkeeper were built on the knowledge gained from a five year apprenticeship at Lords cricket ground. Therefore, as well as creating his own sports and fine turf service, Martin now has a wealth of practical and technical understanding.
Having been involved in the commercial side of the amenity industry since 1989, he has built and developed numerous successful amenity businesses. Both BASIS and FACTS qualified, Martin subsequently demonstrates a vast knowledge of all amenity products.
The company has developed a unique biological selection of products – innovative within the industry – that assist in soil improvements to benefit turf managers; whilst also fulfilling the requirements of the move to more holistic and environmental approaches to sustainable soil management. An overview of our Gaia Range can be found under Products.