The National SQP Awards to be held virtually

This year’s National SQP Awards will be live streamed at 4pm on Thursday, November 5

While we are obviously disappointed that we will not be able to bring the industry together in person, we are excited to be able to deliver the National SQP Awards in a different format, on November 5, the same date as the original event was planned.

After a highly successful event in 2019, this year’s awards programme was popular again with SQPs from across the UK and the virtual judging session, held last month, saw many deliberations.

The quality of entries was at an all-time high and it was great to receive more entries in every category, which is a testament to how important the awards are among SQPs. SQPs this year certainly proved that they want to be recognised at the National SQP Awards.

The finalists
Companion SQP of the Year (sponsored by Frontline)
Cerrie Hedges, TFM Countrystore, Whisby
Michael Maddison, Pets at Home, Stockport

Farm SQP of the Year (sponsored by Elanco Animal Health)
Gillian Smeaton, East of Scotland Farmers, Coupar Angus
Stefanie Willey, Mole Country Stores, Hexham

Mastermind Award (sponsored by Harper Adams University)
Sarah Brooks, Wynnstay Group, Llansantffraid
Charlotte Forkes-Rees, Mole Country Stores, Berkeley

Newly Qualified SQP of the Year (sponsored by MSD Animal Health)
Jane Moorhouse, Hird & Partners, Halifax
Emma Parkinson, Bimeda Animal Health, Anglesey

Nutritional Expertise Award (sponsored by Bimeda Animal Health)
Sarah Ferguson, Tarff Valley, Whauphill
Sarah Sparke, J S Hubbuck, Hexham

Equine SQP of the Year
Alexandra Bradley, TFM Countrystore, Whisby
Charlotte Forkes-Rees, Mole Country Stores, Berkeley

Independent Store of the Year
East of Scotland Farmers, Coupar Angus
Green’s Farm Supplies, Thirsk

Multiple Store of the Year
Mole Country Stores, Hexham
Pets at Home, York

Outstanding Customer Service Award
Stephen Belgrau, The Pet Joint, Denbigh
Kristy Hodgson, Westgate Labs, Morpet

Store Manager of the Year
Ruth Dolman, Mole Country Stores, Fauld
Catherine Johnson, Carrs Billington, Hexham

Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year
Lynn MacArthur, Conanvet, Conon Bridge
Laura Smith, Vale Veterinary Group, Cullompton

National SQP of the Year (sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health)
National SQP of the Year is taken from the winners of the Companion, Farm, Equine and Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year titles and will be announced at the event.

To register for the National SQP Awards live streamed event, click HERE.

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