BETA Business Awards

The 2018 BETA Business Awards will be presented at the BETA Gala Dinner on Monday 22nd January 2018. Held on the second evening of BETA International, the dinner and awards will take place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. If you would like you book your tickets for the event, please click here to download a booking form.

Entries have now closed for the following awards-

SEIB Retailer of the Year 2018, customers can nominate a retailer online by logging on to, completing a form in-store or filling in a nomination form here. Cards with nomination details are available from the BETA office, as well as forms on which retailers can add their details to make it as easy as possible for customers wishing to nominate them. Once nominations have been received, retailers will be sent a questionnaire from BETA that must be completed and returned by 24th November 2017 to be considered for the next stage of judging. So if you think that your favourite equestrian retailer deserves to be celebrated, click here to vote or download an entry form.

Equine Careers Sales Representative/ Agent of the Year 2018, this award is open to both employed and self-employed sales representatives and agents, and will be awarded to the individual judged outstanding in his or her approach to customer service. Retailers and suppliers can nominate, stating why they think the nominee deserves to win. Click here to download an entry form.

TSM Social Media Award 2018, this award recognises companies that have embraced social media and use it to powerful effect throughout their marketing strategy. The use of images and video, posting of original content, engagement with followers and online etiquette will all be considered, as well as how this element of digital marketing is incorporated within a company’s marketing mix.
Nominations: Any company can nominate itself, but nominations are also welcomed from third parties, including consumers, stating why they think the nominee should win. An entry form must be completed by the company nominated. The final decision will be made by a panel of judges.

Download an entry form - companies nominating themselves

Download an entry form - third party nominations

Haygain Nutritional Helpline of the Year 2018, This accolade goes to the feed or supplement manufacturer's technical helpline that offers exemplary service in nutritional advice to customers, both trade and retail. Download an entry form.

Equestrian Event of the Year 2018 supported by Henson Franklyn, This award acknowledges the event – an indoor or outdoor consumer show – that works best with its tradestand exhibitors, taking their needs and requirements into consideration. Visitor experience will also be considered.
Nominations: Tradestand holders – individuals or companies – that have exhibited at such events from January 2017 onwards are invited to nominate an event, explaining why they think it caters well for the trade. Consumers, too, will be asked to nominate their favourite event, giving reasons for its success. A consumer who nominates the winning event will be entered to win a £50 BETA shopping voucher. An independent judging panel will make the final decision.

Download an entry form- Trade

Download an entry form- Consumers

Weatherbeeta Retail Employee of the Year 2018, Nominations are being sought for the employee showing initiative, excellence in customer service, product knowledge and commitment to professional retailing. The winner will also be given a cash prize of £200 and his or her employer will receive BETA training vouchers.
Nominations: The award is intended for shop-floor employees only, not managers, and nominations are invited from employers or sales representatives. An independent judging panel will draw up a shortlist, followed by interviews to determine the winner. Download entry form here

Ceris Burns Equestrian Export Award,  Companies of all sizes that have generated substantial and sustained increases in export activity over a three-year period can be entered for this award.
Nominations: Information should include details about the level of export and growth in relation to the size and turnover of the company, planning and strategy, and the degree to which the products or services have been adapted to an export market. Download an entry form here

BETA Trade Supplier of the Year, This award will go to the manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor judged to offer the best in delivery, customer service, product knowledge and awareness of retailers’ requirements. Nominations: Retailers can nominate the supplier they feel offers them the best service and works to help them build sales and profitability. Suppliers are also able to nominate themselves by submitting a formal application on why they think they deserve to win. Shortlisted companies will be judged, followed by a further retail members’ vote. The final judging stages will be overseen by an independent panel. Download entry form here

BETA Sponsored Rider of the Year, This award recognises sponsored riders who have made the greatest contribution to the trade. It is presented to those who have participated fully in building a relationship with their sponsors, generating good results for them as well as themselves.Nominations: Sponsoring companies can nominate riders, with supporting information such as competition results, details of personal appearances and involvement with product development. Download an entry form here

 BETA Lifetime Achievement Award- This is to honour someone who has made a significant contribution to the equestrian industry over a long period.
Nominations: Biographical details of the nominee are invited from all sectors.


This Years finalists are-

Weatherbeeta Retail Employee of the Year
Charlotte Bilbie – Tower Farm Saddlers, Rugby, Warwickshire
Lisa Wilsher – The Ark, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Claire Limburn – Hampshire Saddlery, Botley

Equestrian Event of the Year supported by Henson Franklyn
Westcountry Equine Fair
Blair Castle Equi-Trek International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials

BETA Sponsored Rider of the Year
Georgie Wood – Simple System Horse Feeds
William Fox-Pitt – Musto
Gemma Tattersall – Weatherbeeta
Jess Dimmock – Weatherbeeta

SEIB Retailer of the Year – Equestrian Retail Store
Aivly Country Store – Ringwood, Hampshire
The Ark – Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Carlton’s Equine – Whitley Bay, Northumberland
Houghton Country – Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland
Millwheel Tack Shop – Binfield, Berkshire
Tower Farm Saddlers – Earls Barton, Northamptonshire
Tower Farm Saddlers – Rugby, Warwickshire
Westleigh’s Saddlery & Country Clothing – Ramsden Bellhouse, Essex

SEIB Retailer of the Year – Online/Mail Order Retailer
Equus Products & Services – Walkern, Hertfordshire
Feedmark – Harleston, Norfolk
Houghton Country – Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland
Supplement Solutions – Preston, Lancashire
Urban Horse – Alston, Cumbria

Haygain Nutritional Helpline of the Year
Allen & Page
Science Supplements
TopSpec Equine

Equine Careers Sales Representative of the Year
Emily Jackson – Allen & Page
Vicky Mitson – Science Supplements
Patrick Robertson – Allen & Page
Georgina Teece – Bedmax Shavings

Ceris Burns Equestrian Export Award
Dengie Crops
Parallax Plastics
Science Supplements

BETA Trade Supplier of the Year
Horseware Products
Shires Equestrian Products

TSM Social Media Award – 15 Hours & Under 
Aivly Country Store
Simple System Horse Feeds

TSM Social Media Award – Over 15 Hours
Horseware Products
TopSpec Equine
Weatherbeeta/Dublin Clothing

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