Sisters riding high after award nomination

A NORTH Somerset business run by two sisters has reached the national finals of a business competition.

Equicraft, in Rodney Road, Backwell, was set up in 2006 and is run by sisters Jane Atherton, aged 27, and Libby Holliday, aged 30, who bought the business with their 32-year-old brother Chris Atherton.

By providing everything possible for horse and rider, the sisters are also qualified to fit riding hats and body protectors.

They have now reached the finals of the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) business awards, and are in line to collect the BETA retailer of the year award.

Jane said: “We’re delighted to have reached the finals of such a prestigious competition, particularly as we were nominated by our customers.

“We always try to offer a personal yet professional service and it’s satisfying to know that our efforts have been rewarded.”

As part of the final judging, Equicraft’s trade suppliers have been asked to add their votes to the customers.

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BETA is also conducting a series of mystery shops and telephone calls to the short-listed candidates. Sisters Jane and Libby will find out if they have won at the BETA gala dinner on February 19.

n Pictured: Jane Atherton.