This year has been a great year to be British. With the huge success of the Olympic Games and our athlete’s achievements we can hold our heads high and be proud to be British
As the only British owned Wholesaler we feel especially proud to have been chosen by LOCOG to be the Olympic Veterinary Wholesalers for the Equestrian events in the Olympics and the Paralympics.
In the last 12 months we have worked very closely with LOCOG to ensure that the Vets at the Olympics had everything they needed to support the over-seas equestrian competitors as well as our own British Equestrian Team.
Even with great planning and organisation, you still breathe a sigh of relief when you cross the finish line and everything has gone smoothly.
Obviously there is a great deal of excellent Team Work that goes into delivering such a successful event and this was true at NVS in the build up to the games. A good example of this team work was the stocking of the Pharmacy at Greenwich Park. We were given the dimensions of the Pharmacy (which was small) on paper. So our Logistics Manager – Danny Roberts and Transport Manager – Phil Bates set about constructing a mock -up of the pharmacy in the warehouse with all the products that would be required. The final stage of the process was to rebuild the pharmacy at the Olympic site thus allowing dispensing to start.
The Team Spirit and can-do attitude at NVS is something that is really apparent, recently in a Management team meeting Danny (Roberts) asked for 6 people to carry out a charity cycle ride. Within minutes he had 6 volunteers including yours truly, the Managing Director and our Ops Director signed up. More information was then forthcoming about the ride which turned out to be 176 miles from our Mildenhall Depot in Suffolk to our Head Office in Stoke. Clearly some training was going to be needed (and some padded shorts) !
I am delighted to report that the bike ride was completed successfully on August bank holiday weekend with a great deal of good humour and camaraderie. The details of the trip are available in this edition! Many thanks to those of you that contributed to this very worthy cause helping us to raise over £3500 for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust (it is still possible to make a contribution by going to. www.justgiving.com/nvsdtdchallenge)
Enthused by the Olympics and our recent bike ride I have now volunteered for the NVS football team playing a team of local Vets next week !! Click here for the full report.