BETA names business winners

By: Horse Deals


BETA names business winners
Tom MacGuinness of Horseware Ireland recieves his awards for BETA Lifetime Achievement<br>

The winners of the prestigious 2012 BETA (British Equestrian Trade Association) Business Awards, designed to recognise outstanding contributions to the trade were announced at a gala dinner in Birmingham this week.

"The BETA Business Awards are eagerly anticipated by all sectors of the equestrian industry," said BETA executive director Claire Williams. "They are surrounded by a strong spirit of competition and a keen desire to win. The standards of achievement, professionalism and enterprise have been extremely high and I would like to congratulate all the winners and everyone who made it through to the finals."

This year’s winners are:

HAYGAIN NUTRITIONAL HELPLINE AWARD

Winner: TopSpec Equine, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Runner-up: Allen & Page, Thetford, Norfolk

EQUINE CAREERS SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Stephen Neale, Battle, Hayward & Bower, Lincoln
Runner-up: Jonathan Canty, Natural Animal Feeds, Monmouth

HARRY HALL RETAIL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Caraleen Light, Brendon Horse & Rider, Brighton, East Sussex

- JOULES EQUESTRIAN EVENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: South West Christmas Equine Fair, Contour Exhibitions

- ETN TRADE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR


Winner: Trilanco, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire
Runner-up: Shires Equestrian Products, Leominster, Herefordshire

- SEIB RETAILER OF THE YEAR


Large Retailer

Winner: Wadswick Country Store, Corsham, Wiltshire

Runners-up: Robinsons Country Leisure, Basingstoke, Hampshire, andAivly Country Store, Ringwood, Hampshire

Medium Retailer

Winner: R B Equestrian, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Runner-up: Tower Farm Saddlers, Rugby, Warwickshire

Small Retailer

Winner: Iron Horse Equestrian Supplies, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Runner-up: Equicraft of Backwell, Somerset

Mail Order/Internet Retailer

Winner: Supplement Solutions, Preston, Lancashire

Runner-up: Robinsons Country Leisure, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire

TSM RIDER AWARD

Winner: Beverley Brightman (dressage)

UKTI EXPORT AWARD

Winner: Bedmax Shavings, Belford, Northumberland.

BETA TRADE WEBSITE AWARD

Winner: Matchmakers International, Bradford, West Yorkshire

BETA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Recipients: Tom MacGuinness – Horseware Ireland

 

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