Meet the finalists of the National SQP Awards 2021

The judging for the National SQP Awards 2021 is now complete and after difficult deliberations, the judges are delighted to have decided upon the shortlisted finalists in each category.

Taking place on November 5, this year’s National SQP Awards gala lunch is being held at the House of Commons in London and will recognise the very best that our industry has to offer when it comes to using the SQP qualification and interacting with customers.

John Lewis, chairman of Lewis Business Media, the organiser of the National SQP Awards, and chairman of the judging panel, said he was delighted by the quality of entries, which highlighted the effort that SQPs put into providing the relevant information.

Mr Lewis said: “It’s been hard work, but a pleasure for the judges to meet and talk about some great candidates. In some categories, there were very fine margins between the winners and those shortlisted. Indeed, many who did not make the finalist list only missed out by a whisker.

“I am delighted that Lewis Business Media and OvertheCounter are able to bring you the National SQP Awards. The event on November 5 will be a chance to celebrate the role of the UK’s SQPs, at the same time as recognising best practice.”

Shortlist for the National SQP Awards 2021
Companion Animal SQP of the Year – sponsored by Frontline
Charlotte Forkes-Rees, Mole Country Stores, Berkeley
Rebecca Owen, Pets at Home, Telford
Charlotte Wright, H&C Beart, Stowbridge

Equine SQP of the Year
Catherine Johnson, Carrs Billington, Hexham
Sandy Robertson, Equine Endo, Lincoln
Claire Shand, Westgate Laboratories, Morpeth

Farm SQP of the Year – sponsored by Elanco
Sammy Howorth, Wynnstay Group, Bacup
Emma Parkinson, Belmont Farm & Equine Vets, Bromyard
Lynette Wilcox, Mole Country Stores, Berkeley

Independent Store of the Year – sponsored by Novatec
J S Hubbuck, Hexham
TFM Countrystore, Whisby
WE Jameson & Son, Masham

Multiple Store of the Year – sponsored by Novatec
Carrs Billington, Hexham
Mole Country Store, Piercebridge
Pets at Home, York

Nutritional Expertise of the Year – sponsored by Bimeda Animal Health
Charlotte Forkes-Rees, Mole Country Stores, Berkeley
Alexandra Lilley, TFM Countrystore, Whisby
Helen Peart, Aspatria Farmers, Penrith

Outstanding Customer Service Award
Lucy Chandler, TFM Countrystore, Whisby
Keri Whitwell, Isle Veterinary Group, Ely
Lynette Wilcox, Mole Country Stores, Berkeley

Store Manager of the Year – sponsored by Provita
Nikki Harris, TFM Countrystore, Whisby
Stella Kendall, Pets at Home, York
Chris Thomas, Wynnstay Group, Cardigan

Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year
Jane Moorhouse, Hird & Partners, Halifax
Emma Parkinson, Belmont Farm & Equine Vets, Bromyard
Keri Whitwell, Isle Veterinary Group, Ely

Newly Qualified SQP of the Year – sponsored by MSD Animal Health
Sammy Howorth, Wynnstay Group, Bacup
Katie Morrisroe, Mole Country Stores, Alfreton
Lynn Spybey, TFM Countrystore, Whisby

Special Achievement Award
Ceri Jones, Wynnstay Group, Newtown
The team at Westgate Laboratories, Morpeth

At the awards lunch, the National SQP of the Year will be announced. Sponsored by Boehringer Animal Health, the National SQP of the Year is selected from the winners of the companion, equine, farm and veterinary categories. We will also announce the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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