New Marketing Talent Award – 2020 Winner

Generously sponsored by British Dairying magazine and supported by the VMA, this award is intended to recognise a new marketer, either in age, experience or both, who has demonstrated marketing flair within the veterinary and animal health industry.


Debbie Cox

Business Development Manager for Battlab. Debbie graduated from Bristol UWE with a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing Science and took the leap into sales working in pharmaceuticals and nutrition before diversifying into learning and development as well as operations with a corporate veterinary business. Her recent move to BattLab has given her the opportunity to explore the world of marketing.


Sophie Lo Curto

Operations Manager for Colourful CPD & BVRA. Sophie secured her first full time job as a veterinary receptionist when she was 18 years old and soon became a customer care manager for several small animal hospitals across Surrey. In the last year, Sophie has transferred her skills to manage operations for a non-clinical veterinary CPD provider where marketing is a significant part of her role.


Amber Tennant

Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator for The College of Animal Welfare. Amber joined the College after A’ levels and studied digital marketing whilst planning and delivering impactful multi-channel digital and traditional marketing campaigns for them.


Previous Winners

Winner 2019

Abbie King; Ceva Animal Health

Winner 2018

Amy Scott; Boehringer Ingleheim

Winner 2017

Anna Thomas; Agriapet Insurance

Winner 2016

Helen Tweed; easipetcare ltd

Winner 2015

Alice Laurens; Elanco Animal Health

Winner 2014

Amanda Melvin; MSD

Winner 2013

Justin Phillips; White Cross Vets

Winner 2012

Anna Prest; Lintbells

Winner 2011

Jemima Mead; Boehringer Ingelheim

What is the New Marketing Talent Award, how do you enter and what could you win? Hear from the award judges and our 2020 winner to see what the process involves!

New Marketing Talent Award – more information

Why enter?

As well as prestige and platform opportunities, the New Marketing Talent Award winner will receive:

  • A bursary of £2,000 towards approved marketing CPD
  • VMA-facilitated New Marketing Talent Mentorship Program
  • Certificate of achievement with logo which can be used for professional publicity
  • Complementary access to VMA CPD events for 12/24* months (extension due to COVID)

*Exclusions apply.

The winner will also have the opportunity to benefit from:

  • An invitation to join the VMA Committee
  • VMA-generated PR opportunities

All finalists will each receive a Certificate of achievement and logo which can be used for professional publicity and a £100 personal cash prize.

All finalists are invited as guests of the VMA to the VMA Annual Awards event at the Royal Lancaster London, where the winner will be announced.