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Added 13th January 2014

Notts Sport are one of the country’s market leaders in the provision of synthetic sport & play surfacing and to mark the company’s successful heritage, some of the Notts Sport employees embarked on various challenges all in aid of the Lord’s Taverners Charity, an organisation set up to, in their words, “give young people a sporting chance”.

Notts Sport was keen to make their 30th year in business one to remember, and no doubt that was the case for Mark Wood and Josh Harnden who endured a gruelling 200 mile bike ride from the London Eye to the Eiffel Tower over 3 long days over the summer. But it was not just Mark and Josh who were prepared to push themselves to the limit for charity. Company Director Duncan Bennett took part in the London Marathon in April whilst a team consisting of Rebecca Wood, Kirsty Bishop, Laura Bennett and Steve Foxon braved the mud, wet and cold as they took on the 5K Wild Warrior X-Runner – an outdoor obstacle course which is not for the faint hearted! Simon Glover and Kevin King walked up hill and down dale as they travelled 96 miles along the West Highland Way from Milngavie all the way to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands and Janet Slatter and Notts Sport chairman Shaun Patrick also raised money for losing weight throughout 2014 all for the Lord’s Taverners Charity.

Notts Sport fully embraced the charity spirit in 2014 by the free installation of a child’s play area in Walton, Leicestershire. Notts Sport replaced the damaged and aging wet pour rubber area with their very own synthetic surface, greatly improving the image and more importantly the safety of the play area.

Notts Sport is no stranger to charity work either. In 2012 the company played a key part in raising £15,000 for the Harley Staples Cancer Trust as they transformed Loughborough College’s synthetic pitch into a cricket venue to play host to a non-stop 150 hour long cricket match. The ground staff were all in agreement that the Notts Sport Powerplay Instant Cricket System was crucial to the success of the event as it withstood some extreme weather conditions.

By the end of their 30th year, “Team Notts Sport” had managed to raise a fantastic £7,003.75 for the Lord’s Taverners Charity, with everyone doing their bit for a very good cause. Notts Sport continues to be a leading player in the synthetic turf market with prosperous relationships as Approved System Suppliers to the England & Wales Cricket board and as Official Partners to England Hockey.


Added 27th March 2014

Leading synthetic turf surfacing specialist Notts Sport has secured an exclusive three-year contract to provide safer surfacing solutions for Glasgow City Council.

Notts Sport has been the exclusive supplier of safer surfaces for recreation and play to Glasgow City Council since 1991, and in that time has worked with the council on over 650 playgrounds and multi-use games areas.

The company won the latest contract – the biggest safer surfacing tender in the UK – ahead of many of its main rivals in a competitive tender process.

Many of Notts Sport’s installations for Glasgow City Council have seen the company provide a cost-effective solution to refurbish wetpour rubber playgrounds. Notts Sport’s hard-wearing, vandal-resistant VHAF NottsSward carpet can usually be laid directly on top of an existing wetpour surface and requires minimal maintenance or repairs.

Shaun Patrick, Chairman of Notts Sport, says: “We’re delighted to have once again secured the biggest safer surfacing contract in the UK.

“Glasgow City Council began working with Notts Sport 23 years ago following a thorough evaluation of all the surfacing options available and has stayed with us for so long because of NottsSward’s tremendous vandal-resistant qualities – a particular concern for the authority – and the durability of the product, with many of our installations in Glasgow lasting over 15 years without the need for repair or replacement.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the team to deliver the very best safer surfaces for local users.”

Notts Sport has also worked with Glasgow City Council on a ground-breaking new type of play area at Glasgow Green which became the forerunner of the ChildsPlay Active system, which has since been rolled out nationwide. ChildsPlay Active creates new opportunities for active play and encourages healthy living and exercise by combining sport, play and education in one space.

Notts Sport also provides a full service solution for the local authority including running installation courses for council staff, and providing maintenance training for apprentices.

The surface and underlying elements of the popular ChildsPlay system combine to offer a playground that is clean and quick-draining after rain, and resistant to cutting, fire and graffiti.

ChildsPlay can include varying levels of shock absorbent layering beneath the VHAF NottsSward artificial turf, offering critical fall height protection of up to three metres.

The synthetic VHAF NottsSward turf carpet is available in 15 colours, offering unlimited potential for patterns and games, and can be laid over shapes, mounds and hollows. Whatever colour or form it takes, the textured, tactile carpet also has great sensory appeal.

Meanwhile, Notts Sport’s high-quality synthetic turf systems are suitable for a range of sports and activities and, where space and budgets are at a premium, a multi-use games area provides a cost-effective way to offer a variety of activities on one surface.

The company’s top-quality project management and design service is available at no upfront cost, so clients can be sure they’ve chosen the perfect scheme before making an investment.

More information about Notts Sport’s playground and multi-sport solutions is available by calling 01455 883730, emailing, or visiting


Added 20th February 2014

Notts Sport, the leading specialist in artificial surfacing for sport and play, has appointed Duncan Bennett to the new role of Sales Director, responsible for the company’s local and regional sales structure.
Since joining the company twelve years ago, Duncan Bennett has gained extensive knowledge of creating bespoke facilities for schools, local authorities and private sector customers throughout the UK.

In his new position, Duncan will now head-up Notts Sport’s sales strategy, manage the sales team and oversee the existing and new-to-market services.

Shaun Patrick, Chairman of Notts Sport said “Over the last few years, Duncan has worked tirelessly to develop the Multi-Sport and ChildsPlay departments. We are now a leading brand in Hockey and continue to be the ‘go to’ company when considering safer surfacing.

“I am absolutely delighted to see Duncan progress to the position of Sales Director where he promises to deliver a new perspective and direction to the team.”

Commenting on his new appointment, Duncan said, "I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity of the position of Sales Director and look forward to developing our existing plans, introducing new sales strategies in the UK and continue our current growth across the sport and play sectors."

Notts Sport are celebrating their 30th Anniversary in April 2014 and as part of the celebration Duncan is running the marathon in aid of the Lords Taverners Charity. To make a donation visit his sponsorship page at


Added January 2014

You are invited to attend an exclusive free seminar introducing Notts Sport Fast Track Funding, a flexible funding scheme from Notts Sport that could turn your dreams of a new sports facility into reality – for little or no overall cost!

We’re hosting several special Continuing Professional Development events during January, February and March 2014 showcasing this fantastic proven initiative for schools and local authorities. The first school in London to have taken advantage of this scheme has recently been completed and a school in Manchester is having its new pitch installed now!

Through the Fast Track Funding initiative, Notts Sport will design a bespoke all-weather pitch or facility refurbishment that’s perfect for your needs, and then provide a flexible funding solution with monthly, quarterly or annual repayments to suit you. So depending on your requirements, we could provide full funding for the facility or supply part of the cost to top up your existing funds.
Your new facility will be installed straight away, and can quickly begin generating revenue to pay for itself.
We’ll agree a flexible repayment package to suit your budget and requirements, so you don’t have to wait months or even years to secure your own funding or waste time applying for grants. We’ll even put the contract out to competitive tender among our approved installers, guaranteeing the best value for money.
You can find out all you need to know about Notts Sport Fast Track Funding – and add to your Continuing Professional Development – by attending one of our free breakfast seminars, which take place from 8am until 10am and include coffee on arrival and a light breakfast.
To find out more, or to book your place on one of our seminars, please call 01455 883730 or email

You can book directly by visiting:


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Join us FREE at The Academies Show Birmingham 2013!

Date: Wednesday, 27th November 2013  
Location: NEC, Birmingham
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The Academies Show Birmingham, taking place at The NEC in Birmingham on 27th November 2013, is the largest event in the UK dedicated to Academies.

It provides the latest information and practical expert advice to maintained schools considering conversion, schools in the process of conversion, established Academies and aspiring sponsors. It also showcases the latest school products and services, and serves as a meeting point for over 3000 school and education leaders from across the country.

The Academies Show is FREE to attend for anyone working within the education sector and associated organisations including: Head Teachers, Governors, Finance Directors, Bursars, Business Managers, local authority education leaders, education charities and other public, voluntary and not-for-profit sector professionals.

On the day, you will be able to take advantage of:

  • A free high-level Conference
  • Over 40 hours of focused Seminars featuring interactive discussion, case studies and Q&A sessions with experts
  • A comprehensive Exhibition featuring the latest services and products to help schools convert to Academy status, and enable more engaging and effective teaching and learning