Enjoyable evening for our Sands, Soils and Turf Customers

  • 16/02/2022

Our first night out in ages… The sporting and horticultural team hosted an enjoyable evening for our sands, soils and turf customers.

It was great to host our first corporate event again after a few years off due to Covid-19. Customers from our sporting and horticultural side of the business came along to learn more about the processes involved in producing our specialised sporting sands, along with some much needed time to sit, eat and talk in person! We were also fortunate to be joined (through the power of technology, due to covid isolation) by a great motivational speaker, Aaron Phipps MBE. It was a lovely evening and we look forward to hosting many more in the coming year.

What are the Sporting & Horticultural products?

This is yet another side of our business that is perhaps unknown to all of our customers. 11 years ago, we bought the highly acclaimed Roffey Brothers amenity sports and sands business. Based in Throop, they had a longstanding reputation for delivering specialised sands, soils and composts to golf courses, football clubs, expert contractors and many professional nurseries. The business complemented and enhanced our existing product offering and has gone from strength to strength since.

As part of the recent re-brand in celebration of our 85th year trading, Roffey was fully transitioned over to sit under the NMSB brand and is now referred to in the business as the sporting & horticultural product area. Over the last few years we have focused on maintaining and improving the quality of the products we produce and defining the product lines we can provide. These now include:

  • Sands
  • Rootzones
  • Blends
  • Top Soils
  • Compost
  • Seeds, Fertilisers & Chemicals
  • Turf

Further development and progression in the coming years will see our operations move to a larger, dedicated site near Salisbury and investment into new specialised plant.

Find out more

To talk to us about any of our products please get in touch with Sam Holden or Joe Crawley, our experts on all things sporting and horticultural related.

Sam Holden
Joe Crawley


Local Primary School pupil creates eye-catching new design for our Road Sweeper

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Local School Helps Plant New Orchard

Pupils of Milford on Sea Primary School have helped us plant a new orchard, located at Downton Manor Farm Quarry in Milford on Sea. Working in partnership with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the new orchard has been created to benefit local wildlife and will become an important new space for the community.

GCSE Students visit our Hurn Site

Last week we welcomed over 50 students from Parkfield School to our Hurn production and extraction site.

Awards Season

We are really excited to share with you that not only have we been nominated for finalists in the Builders Merchant Awards - Hard Landscaping Display of the Year, but NMSB has also been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards, for Contribution to the Community, and Business of the Year. As well as qualifying to be included in the Solent SME Growth 100, and subsequently being nominated for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

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