2015 OvertheCounter Awards – Industry celebrates at annual awards

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The 2015 OvertheCounter Awards took place at the Café Royal, London on the 12th of November. The event was a glittering success, showcasing individuals and companies who go the extra mile for their customers.

Compere Sean Sparling and Editor Carolyn Henderson were joined by Mark Atkinson, renowned horse trainer and stuntman for TV, events and film, and also the founder of Atkinson Action Horses, which is home to the horses featured in BBC’s Poldark!

The winners will be featured in the next four editions of OvertheCounter magazine, where you can read all about the SQPs, country stores and businesses that were awarded this year.

Thank you to everyone who entered the awards this year, and thank you to AMTRA for sponsoring the delicious lunch.

Thank you to our senior judging panel Ian Scott (Secretary General of AHDA), Philip Sketchley (Chairman of AMTRA) and Stephen Dawson (Secretary General of AMTRA) and to all of our VIP sponsors who make these awards happen.

Look out for the winner photos which will be online shortly and if you have any questions regarding the awards this year, or about next year’s campaign please contact the organisers at awards@ghpublishing.co.uk.

The winning line-up is as follows:

FARM SQP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Zoetis
Winner: Sally Bayes (BATA)
Highly Commended: Heather Gambie (Mole Country Stores)

VETERINARY NURSE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Ceva Animal Health
Winner: Marie Rippingale (Scarsdale Vets)
Highly Commended: Laura Lacey (BVNA)

EQUINE SQP OF THE YEAR
Winner: Elizabeth Houghton (Mole Valley Farmers)
Highly Commended: Emily Gosling (Mole Country Stores)

CUSTOMER CARE AWARD sponsored by MSD TRADEdge
Winner: Sharon Groves (Pets with Hart)
Highly Commended: Daniel Whitton (Just for Pets)

AGRICULTURAL STORE MANAGER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories
Winner: Tracey Lockyer (Countrywide Farmers)
Highly Commended: Ruth Dolman (Mole Country Stores)

COUNTRY STORE OF THE YEAR – Multiple
Winner: Countrywide Farmers, Ashbourne Branch
Highly Commended: Clynderwen and Cardiganshire Farmers, Crymych Branch

COUNTRY STORE OF THE YEAR – Independent
Winner: Aivly Country Store
Highly Commended: Pets with Hart

MASTERMIND AWARD sponsored by Harper Adams University
Winner: Charlotte Harper (Mole Country Stores)
Highly Commended: Lesley Nichols (Mole Country Stores)

TRADE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers
Winner: Billy Kyle (Elanco Animal Health)
Highly Commended: Andy Dallyn (MSD Animal Health)

AHDA AWARD FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE sponsored by AHDA
Winner: Clynderwen and Cardiganshire Farmers
Highly Commended: Pets at Home

COMPANION SQP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Frontline
Winner: Emily Boyce (Countrywide Farmers)
Highly Commended: Sharon Groves (Pets with Hart)

OVERALL SQP OF THE YEAR sponsored by Merial Animal Health
Winner: Julie Rottenbury (Charter Veterinary Hospital Group and Torch Farm & Equine Ltd)
Highly Commended: Lesley Nichols (Mole Country Stores)
Highly Commended: Lindsay Monaghan (Independent SQP)

OvertheCounter awards have grown in influence over the years and they enjoy the support of many of the UK’s leading animal health business. We would like to thank each of our category sponsors who make the awards possible;

• Merial Animal Health
• Frontline
• Norbrook Laboratories
• Mole Valley Farmers
• MSD TRADEdge
• Ceva Animal Health
• Zoetis
• Harper Adams University

For further information about the event and details on next year’s awards, please contact Cara on 01892 861664 or e-mail cara@ghpublishing.co.uk.

Please keep an eye on the OvertheCounter website, and our Twitter page @otc_awards for photos and more information. We will also be featuring a write-up on the awards in the next edition of OvertheCounter Magazine.

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