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                                           IAN SOMERVILLE MSc
TURF CARE SPECIALIST AND
CONTRACT MANAGER

Ian Somerville

CAREER SUMMARY

Ian is 360 Groundcare Limited’s Contract Manager. He has a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Sports Turf Science and he brings 39 years’ industry experience encompassing bowling greens, golf courses, football pitches and a variety of other sports turf management including extensive renovation and reconstruction.

He spent over 10 years at the Prestigious Royal Liverpool Golf Links, Hoylake and he is also a Higher Education Lecturer in Sports turf and Agronomy for Foundation and BSc Degree Courses at Myerscough, associate college of the University of Central Lancashire (UClan)

Ian undertakes all aspects of Contract Management for all 360 Groundcare’s clients, spanning Wales and England in a variety of sectors, including Local Authorities and private enterprise.

He has a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry, with extensive experience in hands-on training, E-learning, lecturing and sports turf management.

Within 360 Groundcare Limited he is responsible for:

  • Contract Management
  • Business Development
  • Project Estimating
  • Project programming and scheduling
  • Working closely with our clients, assisting and advising on all aspects of their grounds management.
  • Staff mentoring and field training
  • Operation and safety checks of all plant, tools and equipment, including various types of mowers (ride-on, push and robotic)
  • Concreting and fencing, painting, drainage
  • All ground works
  • Adhering to and operating under company policies and legislation
  • Ensuring all projects are completed to programme and budget

PROJECT ROLES/DUTIES

  • Contract Manager
  • Field Manager
  • Client Liaison


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Cranfield University: Master of Science (MSC) Sports Turf Technology
  • City & Guilds in Sports Turf Management
  • O.S.H.H assessment
  • City & Guilds
  • Certificate in Amenity Horticulture Phase 2, year 3 Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Management
  • Certificate in Competence in Training & Development
  • Certificate in Competence in Training & Development Vocational Assessor
  • NPTC Chainsaw
  • NPTC Pesticides PA1/PA2/PA6A
  • DVLA Category B, BE, C1, C1E, D1, D1E, f, k, l, n
  • Ecological Awareness Training
  • H&S manual Handling Training
  • LANTRA
  • Advanced chainsaw operation – felling medium trees (1-2x Guide Bar Length)
  • Dismantling trees using lowering equipment working from a rope and harness
  • Tree Climbing for chainsaw operators
  • Certificate of practical pest control covering