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The Pitchmark Group forges strategic partnership with Duralock

Updated: Jun 12

In an exciting development for the UK sports industry, The Pitchmark Group has announced its latest strategic partnership with Duralock, a prominent global business specialising in high-quality uPVC fencing solutions for the sports sector.

The partnership aims to combine the strengths of both companies to deliver sports-pitch fencing across the country.

The Pitchmark Group Team with Duralock's Jonathon McGovern and Yasmin Seath.
The Pitchmark Group Team with Duralock's Jonathon McGovern and Yasmin Seath.

As part of the agreement, The Pitchmark Group will act as a trusted distributor and partner for Duralock. The initial phase of the collaboration will focus on the wider Pitchmark Group providing the sports turf industry with Duralock's renowned sports-pitch fencing, which has gained a stellar reputation for its durability and longevity, through its Turfix and Total Amenity Supplies e-commerce websites.

Much like The Pitchmark Group, Duralock is also a family business, and this shared ethos fosters a sense of commitment and dedication in its operations. Both companies take pride in their British heritage and proudly bear the esteemed Made in Britain mark, showcasing their dedication to maintaining high-quality standards and supporting industries across the globe with their products.

Duralock PVC Fencing at England Rugby's 365 Artificial Grass Pitch.
Duralock PVC Fencing at England Rugby's 365 Artificial Grass Pitch.

Commenting on the Group’s thrilling new collaboration, Matt Bartle, Head of Commercial Strategy at The Pitchmark Group, expressed his thoughts: “The Pitchmark Group is delighted to be partnering with Durlaock. Once we were made aware of the opportunity to become a trusted UK distributor for their world-leading products the decision was an easy one for us to make.

“Providing our clients with answers to questions, and solutions to problems is what makes TPG a trusted and leading company in the sports turf sector. As a company, we are on an exciting journey of growth and development and partnerships like this only confirm this.

“Our team look forward to working alongside Jonathon and the Duralock team to ensure clients benefit from world-leading, ecologically friendly, and safe pitch barrier solutions that meet National Governing Body (NGB) guidance.”

Duralock's NLS-approved 1100mm high Double Mesh Pitch Barrier at Lymington Town FC.
Duralock NLS-approved 1100mm-high Double Mesh Pitch Barrier at Lymington Town FC.

From Cheltenham Racecourse to Selhurst Park, and Repton School, Dubai to Westfield Shopping Centre, Duralock products have gained widespread recognition for their exceptional durability. Their uPVC fencing solutions have a 15-year guarantee, renowned for their durability and capacity to endure the challenges of demanding sports settings. Additionally, they provide excellent safeguarding for both people and animals alike.

The ability to generate revenue through advertising and this remarkable durability not only ensures a solid return on investment for sports facilities but also reduces the need for frequent replacements, contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious approach to infrastructure.

“Duralock are delighted to announce a partnership with such aforward-thinking company. We believe this distribution partnership will enable Duralock products to reach many more sports facilities worldwide who are looking for a safe, sustainable and quality pitch barrier solution”. Yasmin Seath, Commercial Manager.

Duralock’s products can be admired across the globe, especially in Europe, North America, and the Middle East, and this partnership is poised to make a significant impact on the sports turf industry with The Pitchmark Group’s team of specialists on-hand to provide clubs with their range of sports-pitch fencing.

By combining The Pitchmark Group and Duralock's expertise and resources, clubs, schools and organisations can look forward to enhanced safety measures, extended product lifespans, and a more sustainable approach to infrastructure development in 2023 and beyond.

Signing on the dotted line, Seath and Duralock CEO, Jonathan McGovern, travelled down to The Pitchmark Group's headquarters to meet with the team ahead of the finalised partnership, whilst giving them the chance to meet the rest of the TPG family and their new home at Emerald Park.

The pair were given a tour of all the Group’s operations, from its warehouse & manufacturing operations to customer services and marketing. The morning was rounded off with a signature photo outside the main entrance, and the two companies can now look forward to continuing to set new benchmarks for quality, durability, and safety within the sports turf industry.

Duralock's Jonathon McGovern and Yasmin Seath outside The Pitchmark Group Headquarters.
Duralock's Jonathon McGovern and Yasmin Seath outside The Pitchmark Group headquarters.

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