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Beaumont chairman of Northern Racing College

15 April 2013

FORMER Tote chief executive Trevor Beaumont has been appointed chairman of the Northern Racing College, the racing industry's centre of excellence for staff training based near Doncaster.


Trevor Beaumont - Tote chief executive

Trevor Beaumont: "honoured" to join the Northern Racing College



He succeeds Paul Greeves, who has stepped down after three years due to additional commitments as a full-time director of Weatherbys but remains a trustee.

In another change of personnel, the Countess of Halifax has succeeded the Duke of Devonshire as patron of the NRC which has also appointed former champion jockey Kevin Darley and Sarah Easterby, wife of trainer Tim Easterby, as trustees.

Beaumont, who holds a masters degree in management and business, has worked in the betting, racing and leisure industries since 1972, most recently as managing director or chief executive at the likes of Coral Eurobet, UKBetting, the Tote and Betfred. He also served as racing director of the BHB.

He said: "I am honoured to become chairman of the Northern Racing College, which has a fantastic record of achievement in providing the racing industry with well-qualified staff. "Many of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, often with few or no formal educational qualifications. The NRC provides these and other youngsters with an excellent starting point to enter the racing industry, and in turn we provide the industry with home-grown talent in a very cost-efficient manner.

"I am looking forward to playing my part by helping the chief executive Dawn Goodfellow and her excellent team to take the college to the next level, in the process raising our profile across the full spectrum of the industry, which signals our determination to secure an expanded base for our funding income. "Given the college's innovative and professional staff and trustees, I am confident we will achieve our ambitions for students, staff and the wider racing industry alike."

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