Meagan Cullen – Practice Manager has been part of our Agnew Equine team since November 2014, and in that time, she has established herself as the ‘go to problem solver’. This makes Meg the ideal person to be our practice manager, always on hand to help, support and manage the team. Meg’s main role is to oversee the smooth day to day running of the business, she also continues to have an input in reception duties and looks after the purchase ledger and credit control. She started riding at the age of 5 and has never lost her passion for horses. These days her time is largely taken up by her Jack Russell Reggie, two cats Jeffrey and Douglas – and her new rescue dog, Alf!
Holly Bailey joined Agnew Equine in February 2015 as our new office apprentice and once completed her qualification became a full member of our team. Holly’s proactive and efficient manner within our team was rewarded with the promotion to Lead Office Administrator. Holly has been involved with horses for a large majority of her life and had her first pony at the age of 2. Holly now has several horses, which she locally competes at show jumping and cross country. Holly was also involved in the North Staffordshire Pony Club for many years.
Millie Higgs joined our team in October 2017 as our new office apprentice, and like all our previous apprentices joined our brilliant full-time team in 2018. Millie has become an integral part of our office and helps everything run smoothly with her can-do attitude. Millie has been involved with horses for many years and her love for them began when she had her first pony at the age of 2 as well! Her first job was working as a groom at a yard on Biddulph Moor. Millie now currently owns 5 horses, which she competes at Show jumping and she’s a part of our Agnew Quest dressage team.
Emily Bloor joined our office team, having previously worked at Barclays for 14 years. Emily works with insurance & invoicing as well as various other tasks. Her wealth of experience in finance and her bubbly, friendly personality is a valuable part of our team. Emily is local and has a wonderful daughter Eva-May and is married to Eddie. Emily started riding 11 years ago, and she and her horse, Onyx, are currently on a dressage journey together and are an integral part of our Agnew Quest team!
Jo Raffo works alongside Meg, our Practice Manager, doing credit control. She is married to Andy and has 2 dogs; Lacey, a little Staffie cross, and Luna an American Bulldog cross. She has previous experience working for Audi and Hilton hotel chains and customer relations is of the utmost importance to her. She has a love for all animals and says if she ever won the lottery she would open an animal sanctuary with her mum! While she doesn't often answer the phone in reception, she's working away behind the scenes and helping our business run smoothly and bringing a smile to everyone's face in the office.
Alice Agnew joined our team in September 2021 after finishing her A Levels and securing a place at Nottingham University for Veterinary studies next year. Now in her gap year Alice is enjoying working with our fab team learning new skills in front reception. She started riding at the age of 5 and now has three ponies - Popsie, Danny and Ellie! She has been an active member of the East Cheshire Pony Club for many years but now competes most weekends in mounted games and also joined our Quest dressage team earlier this year!
Andrea Collings is the newest member of our office team, joining us to complete our front of office reception and admin team. Her background is in estate agency and construction having worked in these industries for 8 years combined with a degree in Media, Broadcasting and Journalism. Andrea is new to the area originally being from North Wales and has moved in with her partner Hitesh with her 8 year old Collie, Albus. She started riding on family holidays as young as 5 which sparked a love for horses, this then led to her to work at various stables until she bought her own Thoroughbred in 2012. Currently, Andrea does not have any horses in this area but her love for them has not dwindled!
Gayle Agnew is a founding Director and is married to Arnie and she runs the accounts for the practice as well as managing the office team. Previously Gayle ran the accounts department in her family’s large tool and plant hire business for many years before she and Arnie set up the practice together. When not chauffeuring Alice and Dan to competitions with their ponies Gayle loves to indulge in her own horse Chilli, their three dogs Millie, Zinny and Bella and their menagerie of other animals.
Abby Densem is a Director, and married to Robin. Abby has a degree in Animal Science and is AMTRA trained. Previously Abby worked as a nurse in equine and small animal practice and spent several years visiting other veterinary practices as a veterinary pharmaceutical manager. Abby focuses on purchasing and invoicing for the practice. Outside work, their 2 boys and multiple animals keep her occupied. Abby and her horse, Tilly, are another part of our Quest dressage team!
Jenny Pearson is a Director and married to Stuart. Jenny has a degree in Marketing from Michigan State University in the USA. She moved to the UK in 2003 working in London doing sales, marketing and account management and after meeting Stuart has moved with him to where the horses are! Jenny joined the practice in 2019 and manages HR and supports the office team, social media, marketing & communications and events as well as using her photography skills for us as she is a family photographer on the side. She and Stuart have 3 daughters who keep them very busy, as well as a Border Collie cross Labrador named Skye and cat named Ellie.