OvertheCounter Awards – Winners Celebrate

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The industry celebrated at the 10th OvertheCounter awards on the 22rd of October, at the famous and newly renovated Café Royal in central London.

Compere Sean Sparling and Editor Catherine Paice were joined by David Kennard, renowned sheepdog trainer, author and entertainer, who has farmed at Borough Farm on the beautiful North Devon coast since 1992.

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 that entered, to our senior judging panel Andrew Cairns (Managing Director for Murray Farmcare), John FitzGerald (Secretary General of RUMA), Stephen Dawson (Secretary General of AMTRA) and Ian Scott (Secretary General of AHDA), and to all our VIP sponsors.

Look out for the winner photos which will be on line shortly and if you have any questions regarding the awards this year or 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 (Elanco Animal Health)
Winner: Ann Tripney (Wynnstay Group)
Highly Commended: Julie Rottenbury (Charter Veterinary Hospital Group & Torch Farm & Equine)

CUSTOMER CARE AWARD (MSD TRADEdge)
Winner: Sharon Groves (Pets with Hart)
Highly Commended: Abigail Whelan (Countrywide Farmers)

VETERINARY NURSE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Marie Rippingale (Scarsdale Vets)
Highly Commended: Nicola Ackerman (The Veterinary Hospital Group)

TRADE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR (Mole Valley Farmers)
Winner: Lynne Gollop (Novartis Animal Health)
Highly Commended: Fiona Kidd (Virbac Animal Health)

AGRICULTURAL STORE MANAGER OF THE YEAR (Norbrook Laboratories)
Winner: Tracey Lockyer (Countrywide Farmers)
Highly Commended: Barry Bell (Carrs Billington)
Highly Commended: Shaun Carter (Mole Valley Farmers)

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE (AHDA)
Winner: Mark Proctor (Beeston Animal Health)
Highly Commended: Andrew Pattison (RM Jones, Hay-on-Wye)

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Winner: Rebecca Ashworth (Alnorthumbria Veterinary Practice)
Highly Commended: Chris Jeffery (Green’s Farm Supplies)

MULTIPLE COUNTRY STORE OF THE YEAR (QuickTag)
Winner: Countrywide Farmers, Ashbourne
Highly Commended: Clynderwen and Cardiganshire Farmers, Aberystwyth

INDEPENDENT COUNTRY STORE OF THE YEAR (QuickTag)
Winner: Pets with Hart, Isle of White

MASTERMIND AWARD (Harper Adams University)
Winner: Karen Ayliffe (Mole Valley Farmers)
Highly Commended: Nicola Ackerman (The Veterinary Hospital Group)

E-SQP OF THE YEAR (Hypocare)
Winner: Sally Price (Countrywide Farmers)
Highly Commended: Sally-Anne Hoyle

C-SQP OF THE YEAR (Frontline)
Winner: Daniel Whitton (Just for Pets)
Highly Commended: David Groves (Pets with Hart)
Highly Commended: Daniel Brocklebank (Just for Pets)

TRAINING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Countrywide Farmers

SQP OF THE YEAR (Merial Animal Health)
Winner: Mark Pass (Beeston Animal Health)
Highly Commended: Ann Tripney (Wynnstay Group)
Highly Commended: Murray Phillips (Countrywide Farmers)

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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