Council

BETA’s Council runs and directs the work of BETA through the Secretariat. It oversees the work of the various sub committees, approves the applications of all new members and approves the annual budgets for both BETA and EMC Ltd.

Our current Chairman is Ian Silman of Equicraft Saddlery, elected in October 2018. His Vice Chairman is Malcolm Ainge of Shires Equestrian Products, and our honorary treasurer is Peter Phillips from Abbey England.

The Council consists of up to twenty members, a maximum of six of whom may come from any one line of business, for example Clothing and Footwear, Saddlery or Feed and supplements.

Council meetings are usually held 5 times a year, in the months of March, May, July, September and December. Proceedings at Council meetings are generally confidential, but any proceedings of interest are generally reported to members as appropriate.

The current Council is as follows:

 

Chairman: Ian Silman

Equicraft Saddlery
Tel: 07831 125421
i.sillman@btinternet.com

 

Vice Chairman: Malcolm Ainge

Shires Equestrian Products
Tel: 01568 613600
malcolm@shiresequestrian.com

 

Hon Treasurer: Peter Phillips

Abbey England

Tel: 01565 650343 
peter@abbeyengland.com

Directorate: Claire Williams

Executive Director & Secretary
info@beta-uk.org

Other Members:

Michael Bacon, Saracen Horse Feeds Ltd
Tel: 01622 718487
michael.bacon@saracenhorsefeeds.co.uk

Wendy Beal, R & R Country (Melton Mowbray)
Tel: 01664 465000
wendy.beal@randrcountry.co.uk

Ruth Bishop, Premier Nutrition
Tel: 01889 572500
ruth.bishop@premiernutrition.com

Sara Blackshaw, Countrywide Farmers
Tel: 01386 757300
sblackshaw@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Michael Darley, Darley Equestrian
Tel: 07427 009221
michael@darleyequestrian.co.uk

Elliot Galbraith, Ayr Equestrian
Tel: 01292 266267
elliot@ayrequestrian.com

Chris Gordon, Dodson & Horrell Ltd
Tel: 01832 737300
cgordon@dodsonandhorrell.com

Andy Haines, Redpin Publishing
Tel: 01380 730888
andyhaines@redpin.co.uk

Ian Hassard, Dengie Crops Ltd
Tel: 01621 773773
hkuchnir@dengiefeeds.co.uk

Wendy Hofstee, Unicorn Trails
Tel: 01767 600606
wendy@unicorntrails.com

Heather Hyde, Neue Schule
Tel: 0844 6644 600
heather@nsbits.com

Nicolina Mackenzie, South Essex Insurance Brokers
Tel: 01780 410005
nmackenzie@seib.co.uk

Ian Mitchell, Heritage Marketing Ltd
Tel: 01778 590353
Ian-mitchell@msn.com

Tracey Morley-Jewkes
Tel: 07712 009808
tmj@carpediemconsultancy.co.uk

Philip Tyler, TopSpec Equine Ltd
Tel: 01845 565030
philip@topspec.com

Doug Walker, Weatherbeeta Ltd
Tel: 07506 782409
dougw@weatherbeeta.com

Peter Wilkes, Vale Brothers Ltd
Tel: 01922 624363
sales@valebrothers.co.uk

Kelly Whapples, Trilanco
Tel: 01772 754810
kelly@trilanco.com

Victoria Highfield, Highfield Equestrian
Tel:01785472221
vicki@onlineforequine.co.uk

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