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Bernhard Grinders

ABOUT US

WELCOME TO 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
Matt Bloomfield
Matt Bloomfield Director of Manufacturing and Engineering
Angelique Crosnier
Angelique Crosnier Commercial Manager
Laura Tovey-Keane
Laura Tovey-Keane International Marketing Manager
Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall Customer Care Manager
Sue Challis
Sue Challis Accounting Manager
Michelle Hodges
Michelle Hodges Freight and Parts Manager
Gary Ray
Gary Ray Business Development Manager ; North America
Chris Langley
Chris Langley Technical Sales Support Manager ; North America
Mike Kellogg
Mike Kellogg Territory Sales Manager ; North America
Danny McConnell
Danny McConnell Technical Sales Support Manager ; North America
Scott Purdy
Scott Purdy Business Development Manager ; EMEA
Neil Hullah
Neil Hullah Territory Manager ; UK
Paul Wilcox
Paul Wilcox Territory Manager ; Europe
Michael He
Michael He Territory Manager ; China-South East Asia
Mirai Takashashi
Mirai Takashashi 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.

Click any of the dates to expand and learn more.

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  • 1889

    Our first patent

    Our first patent

    January 1, 1889
    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.
  • 1931

    First CR spin grinder

    First CR spin grinder

    January 1, 1931
    In 1931, we introduced our first ever CR spin grinder, which would set the tone for future creations.  
  • 1963

    First Anglemaster machine

    First Anglemaster machine

    January 1, 1963
    Dating back to the origins of the first video recorder, our very first Anglemaster grinding machine was introduced in 1963.  
  • 1966

    First Dual spin grinder

    First Dual spin grinder

    January 1, 1966
    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.
  • 1971

    First Express Dual

    First Express Dual

    January 1, 1971
    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.
  • 1998

    Bernhard receive DTI award

    Bernhard receive DTI award

    January 1, 1998
    In 1998, the Government’s Department of Trade and Industry recognised our commitment to business practices with a DTI Award.
  • 1999

    Bernhard completes purchase of Atterton and Ellis

    Bernhard completes purchase of Atterton and Ellis

    January 1, 1999
    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.  
  • 2008

    Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    January 1, 2008
    In 2008, Bernhard and Company received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
  • 2009

    Opening of new Head Office

    Opening of new Head Office

    January 1, 2009
    In 2009, we officially opened our brand-new Head Office in Rugby.
  • 2012

    Opening of new factory in Haverhill

    Opening of new factory in Haverhill

    January 1, 2012
    In 2012, after months of planning and building work, we finally moved into a brand-new factory. With new demonstrations areas we are now able to offer more training workshops and seminars than ever previously, in addition to our manufacturing and office space.
  • 2015

    New partnership with SubAir Systems

    New partnership with SubAir Systems

    January 1, 2015
    In 2015 we put pen to paper on a new deal with SubAir Systems that would see us become the official product supplier for the brand in all territories excluding North America.
  • 2018

    BIGGA partnership

    BIGGA partnership

    January 1, 2018
    In 2018, we officially became a partner of the British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association (BIGGA).
  • 2019

    Launch of Express Dual 5500 and Anglemaster 4500

    Launch of Express Dual 5500 and Anglemaster 4500

    January 1, 2019
    The Express Dual 5500 reel grinder and Anglemaster 4500 bedknife grinder were developed to offer the highest level of precision for the operator. Touchscreen controls, RFID technology, WIFI enabled and wireless handsets are exclusive features of these machines.  
  • 2019

    Bernhard Academy

    Bernhard Academy

    January 1, 2019
    2019 saw the launch of our purpose built education facility based at our factory in Haverhill UK. Bernhard and Company offer accredited training for turf specialists and promote education to the wider industry.
  • 2022

    20th running of BIGGA Delegation

    20th running of BIGGA Delegation

    January 1, 2022
    2022 saw the 200th delegate take part in the career-defining BIGGA Delegation opportunity run each year to the USA in conjunction with the GCSAA.
  • 2022

    Premium Partnership BIGGA

    Premium Partnership BIGGA

    July 1, 2022
    BIGGA has developed a Premium Partnership programme that recognises companies who are key supporters of the Association and their dedication to the greenkeeping industry. We are delighted to have been offered this status.

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