The Event

The National SQP Awards is a key date in the animal health industry calendar and OvertheCounter, in conjunction with AMTRA and AHDA, is delighted to reward the best in the industry. We widely acknowledge that the focus of the National SQP Awards should be on the men and women that work in this sector across the UK – a business can only be as good as those that work for it.

The awards lunch will be held in London in November. The culmination of the National SQP Awards will be the awards lunch where we will announce the winners of the 12 categories. The SQP of the Year title, which is chosen from the Companion, Equine, Farm and Veterinary Practice SQP of the Year winners, is accompanied by a special cash prize of £500. We are delighted to have received sponsorship from some of the best-known names in the animal health industry, which add adds extra importance to the value and prestige of these awards.

What the Experts Say

Stephen Dawson, secretary general of AMTRA, says the National SQP Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment of individual SQPs and businesses He says: “Judges are looking for an increased focus on professionalism and responsible use principles emphasise the pivotal role they play in the interactions between SQPs and customers. “As one of the judges, I look forward to finding out more about how SQPs around the country are putting these principles into practice.”

Bryan Lovegrove, secretary general of AHDA, is also on the judging panel. He says: “AHDA is always striving to enhance the professional standing of SQPs and by holding the National SQP Awards we get to celebrate the best of the best within the animal health industry. “The finalists act as ambassadors and inspiration to others. AHDA fully endorses and supports these awards.”


Tickets and tables for the drinks reception, gala lunch and after lunch entertainment are now available to buy, book your place today at this key industry event, celebrity host, to be announced.

  • Tickets can be purchased for £145 + VAT per person
  • Tables of 10 can be purchased for £1,300 + VAT

To purchase tickets or tables please email Elle on for a booking form, or call her on +44 (0)1825 725288


Social Media

For the latest news and information on the awards please follow our Twitter and Facebook account, #SQPAwards


For local accommodation for the night of the event please email Elle on for discounted rates on the venue and local accommodation.

Contact us

Entry / Event Enquires

Elle Duchossoy on +44(0)1825 725288 

Sponsorship Enquiries

Emma Sharp on 01825 701246

Editorial Enquiries

Simon King on +44(0)7973 386724


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