The Lycetts Team Champion Award 2019

Lycetts are delighted to be continuing our support of the Lycetts Team Champion Award which celebrates the training yards that have a strong team ethos.

The Lycetts Team Champion mission is to showcase the positive results of developing a team that works well together, spread the message about safe working practices and improve recruitment and retention rates by promoting the most successful ways in which racehorse trainers manage their staff and thereby encourage wider adoption of those practices.

The awards are run in conjunction with The National Trainers Federation (NTF) and the window for nominations is now open. The closing date to receive entries is Monday 3rd December 2018.

The Lycetts Team Champion Award has two categories – for trainers with 40 horses or more; and for trainers with fewer than 40 horses. The winning yard in each category will receive £4000 to be spent in a way that benefits and enhances the team.

Teams scoring above given points thresholds will achieve recognition through a star-rating system and have the right to use the unique award logo to promote their business. 39 current holders of the star-rating can be viewed on the award website.

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on Thursday 28th February 2019.

The 2018 award winners were:

* 40 horses or more: Warren Greatrex, Uplands Stable, Lambourn, Berkshire

* Less than 40 horses: Nick Alexander, Kinneston, Fife

Lycetts have been involved in these awards since their conception and see it as a perfect way of raising awareness of safe working practices that will lead to a significant reduction in the risk of workplace injuries.

Piers Plunket, Divisional Director at Lycetts, said: “Racehorse trainers and their staff make a great contribution to the world of British horseracing and we want to shine a spotlight on all the hard work that is carried out on these yards.

“Our mission is to instil a sense of achievement in the best managed yards, as well as showcase the positive results of developing a team that works well together. In

addition, we see the award as the perfect way of raising awareness of safe working practices to help reduce the risk of workplace injuries.”

Tom Dascombe, whose team was shortlisted in 2018, commented, “All the team at Manor House Stables were thrilled to get onto the shortlist in the first Lycetts Team Champion Award. They really enjoyed being involved. It’s great to have a chance to show how the way we work together is good for the business and we will be having another go at winning the award this year.”

An explanation of the process and the nomination form are available on the NTF website at https://www.racehorsetrainers.org/industry/teamchampion.asp .

For further information about the Lycetts Team Champion Awards please email charlie.douglas@lycetts.co.uk or telephone 01328 857 920

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