It was a real privilege to get the opportunity to visit TopSpec headquarters recently and meet the team! The first thing that struck me was the camaraderie and passion that the whole team exudes and that is exactly what they are a TEAM – working together towards a shared common goal to provide the best possible product for consumers, with nutrition at the forefront of their whole ethos.
It was a real eye opener to take a look behind the scenes at TopSpec and meet all the different departments that contribute to the successful running of the famed brand. There is the Nutrition Team; where qualified specialists give advice and information on the best nutritional program for your horse. Then there is the Customer Service Team which has won the BETA customer service award 10 times. Each department brings their specialised, individual skill to proceedings, yet it is their work together as one combined team that makes the atmosphere so special.
It was an honour to have a tour of the immaculate TopSpec headquarters and hear from both Nicola and Philip Tyler, joint owners of TopSpec, about their journey of starting the business through to being the renowned recognisable brand that we know today. It was amazing to hear the stories and the process of how the company came together, their ongoing development and continued international expansion. The TopSpec slogan ‘Created without compromise’ could not be more fitting, everything Nicola, Philip and the TopSpec team set out to achieve has the benefit and welfare of the horse at its core.
It was great to hear about the latest development and venture of the TopSpec brand – VetSpec – which has been around for just under a year, catering for dogs and cats. VetSpec, like its equine counterpart TopSpec, is grounded in providing the upmost premium nutrition, applying the same dedication, commitment and passion that has contributed to the success of TopSpec to VetSpec.
Last year a whopping 1 million bags of feed left their central distribution warehouse in Sheffield before being distributed in the UK and around the world – an outstanding achievement and one which is testament to the quality of the product and the dedicated work of the team behind the brand! TopSpec continues to grow rapidly not only in this country but internationally as well. It is incredibly inspiring to hear the story of TopSpec from when it first launched nationally in the millennium with two team members to now consisting of an ever growing team of over 40 people.
TopSpec at HOYS!
The TopSpec arena at Horse of the Year Show is famed for the unforgettable showing moments it provides us – full of drama, emotion and incredible top-class equestrianism. It truly is a celebration of equestrianism, and the atmosphere and buzz around the arena is a reflection of that.
TopSpec has recently signed a new five year sponsorships agreement for the Showing arena at Horse of the Year Show. Their continued support and dedication will ensure many more incredible years, showcasing the very best Showing at HOYS.
Nicola Tyler commented: “An important part of our customer base is people who love Showing and therefore it’s important to make sure they have a great experience at HOYS in the TopSpec Arena. To me it was a very good fit because HOYS is something our customers aspire to going to or winning at and TopSpec is something that horse owners aspire to feed because they know its reputation. Therefore we are delighted to renew for another five years.”
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