Former YKC Member Wins Regional Business Award For New Company Success

Last Updated 2nd August 2017

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 recognised."

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."

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