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 Michael Darley of Darley Equestrian, elected in October 2022. His Vice Chairman is Kathryn Jacquet of RB Equestrian, and our honorary treasurer is Wendy Hofstee from Unicorn Trails.
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: Michael Darley
Michael Darley, Darley Equestrian
Tel: 07427 009221
Vice Chairman: Kathryn Jacquet
Hon Treasurer: Wendy Hofstee
Wendy Hofstee, Unicorn Trails
Tel: 01767 600606
Directorate: Claire Williams
Executive Director & Secretary
Ruth Bishop, Premier Nutrition
Tel: 01889 572500
Sara Blackshaw, Sara Blackshaw Consultancy
Tel: 01386 757300
Laura Cackett, Blue Chip Feed
Tel: 0114 266 6200
Abi Cannon D J Murphy
Tel: 01428 601020
Chris Gordon, Dodson & Horrell Ltd
Tel: 01832 737300
Ian Hassard, Dengie Crops Ltd
Tel: 01621 773773
Heather Hyde, Neue Schule
Tel: 0844 6644 600
Keith Jamieson, HJ Lea Oakes
Nicolina Mackenzie, South Essex Insurance Brokers
Tel: 01780 410005
Ian Mitchell, Heritgate Marketing Ltd
Tel: 01778 590353
Nikki Newcombe, Bliss of London
Tel: 0207 1188123
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