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BGL appoints chief operating officer

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1.22pm 12th February 2024 -

Guy Riggott has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer in the golf division of golf club operator BGL with immediate effect.

Having joined the golf club management business in 2014 as Operations Director, Riggott has spearheaded the division’s journey while prioritising the development of people within his teams, as well as taking great pride in the sustainability journey BGL has undertaken. He was also required to ensure the prosperity of the golf business throughout the pandemic.

BGL’s Chief Executive Officer Colin Mayes cites Riggott’s leadership as a key factor in driving significant recent growth for the business. “It is testament to Guy’s leadership and the skill of his entire team that our golf business has prospered in recent years, with 2023 being yet another record year,” he said.

Under Riggott’s stewardship as Operations Director, BGL’s golf business has enjoyed unprecedented success in recent years. Alongside a record year of growth, 2023 brought an ‘Excellent’ Net Promoter Score rating for the entire portfolio, demonstrating the exceptional standards set by the senior leadership team and the overall satisfaction of customers across the group’s 10 golf facilities.

“My focus has always been to marry commercial success with the continued development of our brilliant people who I have had the pleasure of working and sharing our success with,” comments Riggott. “I am proud of the collective achievements and excited to continue to lead the BGL Golf team in my new role as Chief Operating Officer.”

Riggott was influential in BGL becoming the first and only major multi-course operator to have all its venues GEO certified in 2016. Looking ahead, the company is aiming to become a flag-bearer for sustainability, striving for net-zero status at its venues.

Burhill Golf Club in Surrey is one of BGL’s flagship venues


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