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Lycetts Leadership & Team Champions Awards
The 2022 Winners

  • Lycetts Leadership Award: Nick Alexander
  • Lycetts Team Champions Award: Susan Corbett
  • Excellence in Inclusive Recruitment & Effective Induction Systems: Nick Alexander
  • Excellence in Ensuring a Safe Working Environment: Dan & Claire Kubler
  • Excellence in Development & Training (Joint winners): Andrew Balding and Dan & Claire Kubler
  • Excellence in Reward & Recognition: Andrew Balding

Lycetts Leadership Award Winner: Nick Alexander and Team

Lycetts Team Champion Winner: Susan Corbett and Team

Lycetts Leadership & Team Awards Runners up
The standard of entry was extremely high and the NTF would like to acknowledge the runners-up in each category.

  • Lycetts Leadership Award Runners Up: Andrew Balding, Dan & Claire Kubler
  • Lycetts Team Champions Award Runners Up: Charlie Longsdon, O'Brien McPherson Racing, Rebecca Menzies

In Recognition
Each year, the judges highlight areas of special recognition for excelling in specific areas of management, leadership and team ethos. This year the judges would like the following trainers to be recognised in:

  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: Rebecca Menzies
  • Pastoral Care: Jedd & Andrea O'Keeffe
  • Highest-Scoring, Newly Licensed Trainer: James Horton

The Winning Approach

The assessment criteria for Lycetts Leadership & Team Champions Awards are based on The Winning Approach, a best practice standard developed for the NTF by consultants Sport and Beyond. They include effective recruitment and induction systems, a safe working environment, leadership and communications, developing staff to fulfil their potential, and rewarding achievement.

A copy of The Winning Approach can be found on the NTF website using the link below. Development of The Winning Approach and the award was funded with the help of The Racing Foundation.


In early 2017, Rupert Arnold proposed the initiative for the National Trainers Federation (NTF) to create Team Champion Awards. With a successful application to The Racing Foundation who awarded the NTF a grant and sponsorship from Lycetts Insurance Brokers, the Lycetts Team Champion Awards were born.

The conception of the idea for this initiative was to:

  • Deliver praise and a sense of achievement for the racehorse training yards with the highest standards of employee management
  • Showcase the positive results of developing a team that works well together
  • Spread the message about safe working practices
  • Improve recruitment and retention rates by promoting the most successful management practices and encouraging their wider adoption among racehorse trainers.

About our Sponsors

  • Lycetts
    The Lycetts Group was founded in 1961 and has grown to become one of the UK's leading independently-operated insurance brokers. Lycetts specialises in farm and estate insurance and provides bespoke financial services, commercial and bloodstock insurance advice. It has 16 offices in the UK, with its headquarters based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. For more info see

  • Cavalor
  • Cavalor is renowned for high-quality nutrition products for horses performing on the highest level. During 30 years of specialised research, Cavalor has developed a complete line of premier dietary supplements, feed and care products for the global equine industry. All developed by following a structure featuring fundamental, scientific and practical research. For more info see

  • Equitare
  • Equitare are solution-focused HR & recruitment consultants for the equine industry that thrive off excellency and professionalism. Working to supply staff to yards around the UK with the very best horsemen & women on a temporary or permanent basis. For more info see
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