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UK’s Best Rural Start-Up Business

Hertfordshire Vets Ballinger Equinewin UK's Best Rural Start-Up Business

At a glittering black-tie ceremony held in Manchester last night, Ballinger Equine was awarded the accolade of the UK’s Best Rural Start-Up Business by the National Rural Business Awards and Amazon. This is a huge achievement for the practice launched by Andrew Hillier and Dr Susanna Ballinger in September 2017.

Hertfordshire veterinary practice is UK’s best new rural business

“Winning the award for UK Best Rural Start-Up Business is a terrific validation of our commitment to excellence in everything we do.” said Andrew Hillier at the awards ceremony last night. He added: “This is a team effort and special thanks go to our Practice Manager, Katie Branley and veterinary surgeon Dr Eleanor Kigozi as well as our newest veterinary surgeon Dr Sophie Benton. Everybody in our team should be immensely proud of their achievement.”

Dr Susanna Ballinger added: “Our continuous drive for clinical excellence is reinforced by a dynamic, creative and sophisticated data-driven business model. All balanced by a very personal approach to customer care.”

Ballinger Equine is continuing to grow with the appointment this week of a new administrative assistant and the development of the clinical team with the recruitment of a fourth veterinary surgeon. Katie Branley commented: “The practice growth is carefully managed to ensure we don’t compromise our commitment to excellence or the personal service we offer clients.” Katie added: “We’re now progressing beyond the start-up stage which brings new challenges and new rewards – its very exciting.”

And… Best Rural Professional Services Business

The Rural Business Awards also judged Ballinger Equine to be the Best Rural Professional Services Business for the East of England, a region encompassing Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

Ballinger Equine has been nominated for, and has won, a string of awards since it launched in September 2017, including recognition from the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, the UK Veterinary Marketing Association and Hertfordshire SMEs.