Back in 2016 I undertook the ARC Senior Development Programme. Following a successful application, a bespoke plan was written for me by ARC Senior Management to ensure that I had the tools to drive my career forward.

As part of the course I gained funding to complete a level 7 in Strategic Leadership & Management via the Racing Management Academy at the British Racing School in Newmarket. The course lasted 7 months and explored all aspects of management and the tools necessary to become a successful leader. The course also provided the opportunity to experience numerous aspects of the racing industry with visits to the Tattersall Horse Sales, the gallops of Newmarket, a tour of an equine hospital and Darley Stud, plus guest speaker sessions with racing industry leaders. This really opened my eyes to the industry that I am fortunate to work in.

The programme also allowed me to work on the awarding-winning Silk Series project alongside ARC Group Directors, exposing me to the Senior Team and raising my profile. The support and opportunity has been fantastic. My skills have developed, I have received a promotion and I am now leading a high performing team of 9 great people.