On Friday 7th October RaceTech’s Brian Paul celebrated a stellar career spanning almost 50 years as he was awarded Racing Welfare’s Northern Lifetime in Racing Award.
Brian enjoyed a day at York Races with his family and friends, his first time visiting the racecourse as a racegoer. He said: “I had a great day at York celebrating my 50 years at RaceTech – it just doesn’t seem like any time has passed! I’d like to thank British racing, York racecourse and RaceTech for giving me a lovely day, I’m very pleased, happy and chuffed.”
The Lifetime in Racing Awards identify those individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the racing industry throughout their careers. Nominations were invited from across the industry as part of a national campaign earlier in the year, with Kate Hills nominating Brian Paul on behalf of the whole team at RaceTech. Kate said: “Brian is a highly respected leader and true team player. Always behind the scenes, Brian is one of the unsung heroes who always goes the extra mile in order to deliver at the highest level.”
Also recognised for her contribution to the sport was York Racecourse’s Karen Dunbar. Karen joined the racecourse over 40 years ago and was highly commended following a nomination from the racecourse’s chief executive and clerk of the course, William Derby, who said: “Karen is an amazing part of the team, a great ambassador. She’s got an amazing touch with customers. No problem is too small or too big to be dealt with.”
Karen will enjoy a day at a racecourse later in the year, where she will also receive her award.