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SCT launches 2019 Enterprise Award


Stubbing Court Training Ltd (SCT), the country’s leading provider of apprentices to the equestrian industry, is delighted to launch the “SCT 2019 Enterprise Award”, supported by the British Equestrian Federation (BEF).

The award, which is exclusive to SCT apprentices, aims to reward apprentices who ‘go the extra mile’ in helping the businesses by which they are employed to be successful.

SCT Chief Executive Belinda Turner MBE explained, “There is an increasing need for effective, profitable business management. Apprentices have huge potential to help the businesses they are employed by to be even more successful, but often this could be better utilised and recognised.”

SCT therefore set up the SCT Enterprise Award with the help of the BEF to:

  • Promote the importance of business success, not just survival
  • Develop pride in achievement and commitment to learning, improvement and business success
  • Develop awareness of what makes an equestrian business successful
  • Recognise outstanding conduct in the workplace and in dealing with external clients and partners
  • Reward understanding of how to keep themselves and others safe and healthy, showing best practice in safety, behaviour and welfare

Three finalists will be selected by 19 April 2019 for the final judging, to be held at Chatsworth International Horse Trials on 12 May 2019.

Jane Mawdsley of the British Equestrian Federation added, “The British Equestrian Federation is delighted to be involved with Stubbing Court Training’s initiative of an Enterprise Award for its apprentices in the coming year. Original thinking, business innovation and continuous improvement to the client experience at a centre or livery yard are all forward thinking ways to grow not only an individual’s business but also the Equestrian sector as a whole. The BEF hopes that by supporting this initiative via the presentation of a place on the BEF’s World Class Programme’s ‘Business of Equestrian’ course the award winner will benefit from the first class business advice the course provides, and that the award will help them further their equestrian business aspirations.”

SCT works throughout the horse industry to provide world-class training for young people through the Apprenticeship programme. Equestrian apprenticeships enable young people to gain real, practical skills by ‘learning while they work’, which are much-desired in the equine industry. They also earn a wage and gain widely respected qualifications at the same time.

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