BEVA rewards exhibitors with the best stands

Two exhibitors at this year’s British Equine Veterinary Association Congress held in September won awards for their inspired use of stand space. BEVA delegates voted in a competition sponsored by Veterinary Practice magazine via the congress app, identifying exhibitors who showcased their brand with panache and a welcoming ambiance.

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging won the Veterinary Practice Best Free Design Stand Award for their stylish home-from-home sitting room, complete with sofa, armchairs and bookcase, dressed with pictures and books from the team’s own homes. Chief commercial officer Annie Makin said: “The stand design is intended to encourage equine vets to embrace the wider accessibility of 3D diagnostic imaging of the distal limb, with Vision CT, our unique standing leg CT. A favourite aspect of our stand is our classic oil painting which comes alive with a 3D horse jumping out of the frame, depicting a leap into the future.”

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging is an award-winning leader in innovative diagnostic imaging solutions, providing effective and affordable advanced imaging for practising veterinarians.

Stallion AI Services won the Veterinary Practice Best Shell Scheme Stand Award for the second year in a row. The lively and colourful stand is a favourite with delegates, especially because of their coveted sperm key rings. Owner and managing director Tullis Matson said: “The BEVA stand awards are becoming more competitive every year and we are really pleased to have won again, against some stiff competition. Thanks to all the delegates who voted for us.”

Based in Shropshire, Stallion AI Services uses the latest laboratory technology to provide services including semen freezing and storage, fertility testing and fresh, chilled and frozen semen distribution. It also works closely with the Rare Breed Survival Trust to help preserve the genes of rare equines.

BEVA events manager Jocelyn Thompson said: “The exhibition hall is buzzing with atmosphere and there is so much innovation and style on display with the stand designs.” The awards were presented by outgoing BEVA president David Rendle.

Picture: Outgoing BEVA president David Rendle with Hallmarq founder and director Nick Bolas, chief commercial officer Annie Makin and marketing coordinator Rachel Prior. Credit: @JasSansi

Published on page 21 of the October 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.

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