SUFFOLK groundsmen are invited to a behind-the-scenes factory tour.
The tour of the Bury St Edmunds Sugar Factory site on Hollow Road is taking place from 2pm-4pm on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022.
A maximum of 20 people will be allowed on the tour, which will start with tea and coffee.
This will be followed by a tour of the sugar process. This will be from the Sugar Beet received at the factory to the sugar it produces and packages as Silver Spoon Sugar.
The tour will include TOPSOIL production including Sports & Turf topdressing and Landscape20 topsoil.
Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Matt Stebbings said: “This is a great opportunity for Suffolk grounds staff to experience something a little bit different and for football to say thank you for all their hard work.”
Visitors on a previous tour of the British Sugar factory in Bury St Edmunds. Main photograph: An aerial view of the factory site.
National TOPSOIL Manager Andy Spetch said: “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of Suffolk FA and would like to welcome groundsmen to British Sugar’s factory in Bury St Edmunds for a behind-the-scenes tour of how sugar and our range of topsoil and topdressing products are produced.”
TOPSOIL Sales Manager Natalie Gudgin added: “We are looking forward to taking Suffolk FA groundsmen on a tour of the Bury St Edmunds Sugar factory and working with Suffolk FA groundsmen in the year ahead.”
Full PPE will be required – attendees will need to bring their own boots and masks, while British Sugar will provide HI VIS, Safety Glasses and Hard Hats.
Bookings will be on a first come, first served basis.
To book your place on the tour please email: Natalie.Gudgin@britishsugar.com with your name, the name of your club or organisation and a contact telephone number.