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Bernhard and Company



As leaders in sports turf technologies, we are committed to supplying the world’s best grinding machines and turf care solutions to golf courses and sports facilities around the globe. Our product portfolio allows customers to deliver the best possible cut with simplicity, efficiency, and accuracy.

We are proud to be associated with the most prestigious golf clubs and courses around the world. In addition, our teams support the DP World Tour, PGA Tour, and the United States Golf Association by providing specialist tournament support for high profile competitions, such as the Masters, US Open, and Ryder Cup.

Through continued support, educational programmes, research and development our mission is to enhance our understanding on the relationship between sustainability, conservation, and a professionally managed maintenance department. We achieve this fine balance by continuing to partner with professional greenkeeping/superintendent associations, and other professional organisations. One example of this is the BIGGA Delegation sponsored by Bernhard. This unique professional development opportunity is known throughout the industry and has been running for more than 20 years.

It is our long-standing belief that giving back to the industry we love, is one of our most important responsibilities. We will continue to promote and explore the relationship between cutting practices and grass health, while also investigating the financial, environmental, and performance implications.

Bernhard and Company have developed relationships that, to this day, are the foundations of our work, and represent our ethos of ‘excellent product’, unrivalled service, and the key focus on money saving maintenance’. It is this that has kept us at the top of this ever-growing market for so long.

Our Team

With considerable experience in the turf care industry, our expertise extends across multiple disciplines. Knowledge in engineering, agronomy, and product design all combine with an unrivalled understanding of the development and maintenance of playing surfaces.

Stephen Bernhard
Stephen Bernhard Founder
Steven Nixon
Steven Nixon Managing Director
Angelique Crosnier
Angelique Crosnier Commercial Director
Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall Customer Care Manager
Sue Challis
Sue Challis Accounting Manager
Michelle Hodges
Michelle Hodges Freight and Parts Manager
Danny McConnell
Danny McConnell Director of North America Business
Gary Ray
Gary Ray Business Development Manager ; North America
Chris Langley
Chris Langley Technical Sales Support Manager ; North America
Tommy Richey
Tommy Richey Technical Sales Support Manager ; North America
Daryl Nagy
Daryl Nagy Technical Sales Manager – Western North America
Scott Purdy
Scott Purdy Business Development Manager ; EMEA
Dean Rook
Dean Rook Demonstration Manager
Paul Wilcox
Paul Wilcox Territory Manager ; Europe
Peter Stewart
Peter Stewart Business Development Manager ; Asia
Michael He
Michael He Territory Manager ; China-South East Asia
Mirai Takahashi
Mirai Takahashi Business Development Manager ; Japan
Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson Global Business Development Manager Bernhard Turf Technologies

Key Industry Partnerships

Remaining at the forefront of the industry, we continue to work with globally recognised turf institutes and organisations to develop new concepts and educational opportunities.

Our history

Check out this timeline to explore our history and discover when some of our most tried and tested innovations were created.

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Our first patent

In 1889, the same year as the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, our first patent was signed by Queen Victoria to protect the innovation and designs of our original grinding machinery.

First CR spin grinder

In 1931, we introduced our first ever CR spin grinder, which would set the tone for future creations.  

First Anglemaster machine

Dating back to the origins of the first video recorder, our very first Anglemaster grinding machine was introduced in 1963.  

First Dual spin grinder

In 1966, the same year as England claimed their first football World Cup victory, our first Dual spin grinder machine was introduced to the market. Based on John Atterton’s original design principles, ‘The Dual’ was a quick, easy, and efficient sharpening machine.

First Express Dual

In early 1971, we introduced the first in our line of Express Dual grinding machines, together with a new clamping device which made mower set up faster than ever previously. The Express Dual remains a key product line to this day, with six unique models currently in production.

Bernhard receive DTI award

In 1998, the Government’s Department of Trade and Industry recognised our commitment to business practices with a DTI Award.

Bernhard completes purchase of Atterton and Ellis

In 1999, Bernhard and Company officially completed the purchase and merger of Atterton and Ellis. With extensive knowledge of turf and its horticultural benefits, Stephen Bernhard completed the takeover with the hope to carry forward the legacy of these special grinding machines.  

Queen’s Award for Enterprise

In 2008, Bernhard and Company received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

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