Latest equestrian industry appointments

  • Bedmax

    Tim Edmonds is now sales manager at Bedmax. He was previously area sales manager (south) for the equine bedding company.

    Tim said: “I am delighted to accept this promotion and challenging position within the company. Working together with the sales team my main objective is to ensure the continued growth of the company and to further cement Bedmax’s position as the leading horse bedding manufacturer in the UK.”


    Lydia Brenton has been appointed as area sales manager for Trilanco. She comes from CEVA Animal Health where she worked as equine territory manager.

    “I’m looking forward to joining the well-respected and established team at Trilanco,” said Lydia. “It’ll be great to work with the range of products available and using this to develop new and existing contacts in the field.”

    Irish Thoroughbred Marketing

    Eimear Chance joins the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) team as marking executive. Eimear was previously at Great British Racing International (GBRI) where she was marketing and operations executive.

    As ITM marketing executive, Eimear will be responsible for promoting the Irish thoroughbred industry primarily, but not exclusively, in the UK and mainland Europe.

    “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to join the team at ITM; I have always admired their work and what they have achieved for the Irish racing and breeding industry. While I have thoroughly enjoyed working at GBRI, I am very excited about this new challenge,” said Eimear.

    Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage

    Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage has appointed Ben Baker as sales representative following the promotion of Mark Cotton to south east regional sales manager.

    With more than five years’ experience in the industry, including time spent running a merchant branch and previous sales roles within the manufacturing industry, Ben will be responsible for improving merchant and contract sales of the company’s comprehensive underground, soil and waste and rainwater product ranges within the Kent, London and Middlesex regions.

    “It’s an exciting time for the company and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Ben. “With a more buoyant market and by building relationships with both new and existing merchants, I hope to make a huge contribution to the company’s continued growth over the next few years.”

    Plumpton racecourse

    Emma Santer will be taking over as chief executive of the course in April.

    Emma was previously general manager of Folkestone racecourse before it closed in 2012. She is currently general manager of Freedom Leisure in Kent.

    “I am delighted to have been appointed and it is great to be back in racing. I am very much looking forward to working with a fantastic, award-winning team,” she said.

    Santer replaces Michael Moloney, who will be leaving Plumpton in April to take up the general manager position at Galway racecourse in Ireland.

    Market Rasen racecourse

    Nadia Gollings has been appointed as the new general manager of Market Rasen racecourse.

    She will succeed the long-serving Pip Kirkby when she leaves in the spring to become the new chief executive of the Pony Club.

    Before being appointed to her current position at Huntingdon racecourse in 2013, Nadia was commercial manager at Nottingham racecourse and group racing executive and analyst at The Jockey Club’s head office in London.

    “Nadia’s commercial and management experience within the east region of Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) and in the wider racing industry will be an invaluable asset in her new role. She has already put a very positive mark on Huntingdon racecourse and I look forward to her playing an important part in the East regional management team in the coming years,” said Amy Starkey, JCR east region director.

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