Former Young Kennel Club (YKC) member, Sally Marchant along with
her husband Kevin, have won the Online Business of the Year award
at the Hertfordshire Business Awards for their online video
magazine, Naturally Happy Dogs.
Sally, 29, from Stevenage, started the business with her husband
from their home, combining their experience in building websites
with their passion and knowledge about dogs.
Sally Marchant (previously Rowe) was a YKC member for many
years, attending its annual YKC camp and competing regularly at
Crufts and Discover Dogs with her Swedish Vallhund, Lady. Sally
then progressed on to teaching for the YKC, both at camp and
activity days before starting her own business.
Sally and Kevin collected their award at the Hertfordshire
Business Award ceremony at Knebworth Barns on Thursday 28thNovember
2013 in front of over 400 people.
Sally commented on her award: "We are thrilled to have won the
online business of the year award. I really enjoyed my time as part
of YKC and the knowledge I gained during my time as a member has
helped further my career and helped develop our company.
"Our vision for Naturally Happy Dogs is to make it easy for
people to find top quality information about any aspect of dog
training and care, and it's great that our hard work has been
Naturally Happy Dogs is a new online video magazine for dog
lovers including articles on training, behaviour and veterinary
advice. With contributors including Bill Bailey,
Michael Ball and 'Super Nanny for dogs', Victoria Stilwell from
Channel 4 programme, It's Me or the Dog, the website has viewers in
the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "Congratulations to
Sally and Kevin on their wonderful achievement. The Young
Kennel Club, which is for young dog lovers aged 6-24, was set up to
support people like Sally in their passion for dogs. We wish them
all the success for the future."
For more information on the Young Kennel Club, please visit www.ykc.org.uk or alternatively
for more information on Naturally Happy Dogs, please visit www.naturallyhappydogs.com.