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Rural Business Awards Winners

Winners of Rural Business Awards for Best Rural Start Up Business and Best Rural Professional Services Business

The Ballinger Equine team is thrilled to have won Best Rural Start-up Business and Best Rural Professional Services Business at the prestigious 2019/2020 Rural Business Awards (East) held in partnership with Amazon.

An outstanding achievement

The Rural Business Awards – East are sponsored by Openreach and are hotly contested by the best rural enterprises throughout Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.

At a packed awards ceremony at Trinity Park in Ipswich on Friday, 1 November 2019, Managing Director, Andrew Hillier and Veterinary Director, Dr Susanna Ballinger collected the awards on behalf of the Ballinger Equine team.

Winning not one, but two major awards

Speaking after winning both the Best Rural Start-up and Best Rural Professional Services awards, Andrew Hillier said:

“Since our launch in September 2017, we’ve managed steady growth, stayed true to our core business values and championed excellence. Recognition from industry leaders like Amazon and the Rural Business Awards judges is terrific for our team and for the rural community as a whole. The competition across such a large region was really tough and I’m delighted to bring these prestigious awards back to Hertfordshire.”

Andrew added:

“We work alongside other rural businesses and our clients are based in the countryside, so I’d like to share this award with them and shine a spotlight on all that’s great about the rural economy and rural communities.”

Katie Branley, Ballinger Equine’s Practice Manager commented:

“Clinical excellence, horse welfare and client service are at the heart of all we do. Behind the scenes, we pay forensic attention to data analytics, monitor key performance indicators and focus on financial management. We’re a modern, dynamic business and its great to have our hard work recognised.”

Dr Susanna Ballinger said:

“Andrew and I am so immensely proud of our team and we’d like to thank all our wonderful clients and their lovely horses, ponies and donkeys. Together we’ve come a long way in a short time.”