We are very pleased to have been awarded *Two Stars* in the 2019 Lycetts Team Champion Awards where we were judged on effective recruitment and induction systems, a safe and positive working environment, team-work, developing staff to fulfil their potential and rewarding hard-work and achievements.
Two Stars denotes a yard that has shown very good levels of team ethos and staff engagement.
Thank you to all of the team at Coombelands who took the time to help us complete our application and we will be aiming for three stars next year!
The History of the Team Champion Award
In 2017, Rupert Arnold proposed the initiative for the National Trainers Federation (NTF) to create a Team Champion Award. With a successful application to The Racing Foundation who awarded the NTF a grant and sponsorship from Lycetts Insurance Brokers, the Lycetts Team Champion was 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.