Richard Earl

Principle Agronomist

Technical support for the feasibility, design, construction and maintenance of sports fields (and cemeteries!).

Areas of Expertise

Soil mechanics, soil water physics, soil nutrition, sports pitch design and project management

Career Accomplishments

Dr Richard Earl is a chartered engineer specialising in the design and construction of natural turf and synthetic sports surfaces and has many years of experience in design and project management for clients in community sport, national sports governing bodies and national and international sports stadia across Europe. Richard founded TGMS in 2008 and was formerly on the academic staff of Cranfield University where he was Leader of the Agricultural Engineering Group and Director of the Cranfield Centre for Sports Surfaces. His published research career developed in the inter-related areas of Soil Mechanics and Soil Environment Engineering, both key components of sports surface assessment and design.

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Favourite Pastimes

Gardening, playing violin in a band, and playing squash.

Favourite Quote

You can't argue with stupid.