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We are delighted to announce our 2019 National SQP Awards winners!

SQPs from across the UK have been recognised for their outstanding professionalism and commitment to their training at the National SQP Awards, which were held on Thursday 7th November at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London


Companion Animal SQP of the Year

Sponsored by

  • Nikki Harris, TFM Countrystore, Whisby


Equine SQP of the Year

  • Kristy Hodgson, Westgate Laboratories, Morpeth


Farm SQP of the Year

Sponsored by

  • Sarah Brooks, Wynnstay Group, Llansantffraid


Independent Store of the Year

Sponsored by

  • WE Jameson & Son, Masham


Mastermind Award

Sponsored by

  • Andrew Pattison, RM Jones, Hay-on-Wye


Multiple Store of the Year

Sponsored by

  • Wynnstay Group, Llanfair Caereinion


Newly Qualified SQP of the Year

Sponsored by

  • Charlotte Forkes-Rees, Mole Country Stores, Berkeley


Nutritional Expertise Award

Sponsored by

  • Lauren Yates, Pets at Home, Handforth


Outstanding Customer Service Award

Sponsored by

MSD Animal Health

  • Gillian Smeaton, East of Scotland Farmers, Coupar Angus


Store Manager of the Year

  • Stefanie Willey, Mole Country Stores, Hexham


Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year

  • Dawn Prime, Wherry Vets, Bungay


Trade Supplier of the Year

  • Elanco Animal Health


Outstanding Contribution to the Industry 

  • John FitzGerald 


National SQP of the Year

Sponsored by

  • Dawn Prime, Wherry Vets, Bungay


A message from the Editor, Simon King

Simon King, OvertheCounter’s editor, said: “The third National SQP Awards have been a fantastic success and I am delighted that SQPs from across the UK have been recognised for their commitment to their customers.

“I’d like to thank the sponsors that supported the National SQP Awards and I’d also like to encourage even more SQPs to enter the 2020 awards programme. I know from speaking to some of the winners how proud they were to win an award and I firmly believe that winners should shout about their win in their community as winning a national award can drive a business forward. Well done to all the winners and those who were also highly commended.