Newmarket owes a huge percentage of its identity, history and economy to horse racing and breeding. Almost 3,000 race horses are stabled in and around Newmarket and it is estimated that one in three jobs are connected to horse racing in one way or another. This year the horse racing industry in Newmarket increased its contribution to the economy by £34 million in the last four years, adding to the £240 million the industry contributes annually.
Horse racing industry worth £240m a year to Newmarket economy
With so many employed directly and indirectly to this industry, businesses and services have benefited from employment in people with equine expertise. Newmarket has benefited from highly skilled workers locating to the town, which has also attracted many businesses outside horse racing and breeding to locate to the area due to its reputation and location.
One in three jobs connected to horse racing and breeding.
Advanced manufacturing in aviation and health, food processing and services have all been bolstered by the towns reputation and location, meaning Newmarket has become a strong competitor in the UK for these industries.
As these industries continue to grow, it remains vitally important that management and staff are protected and educated in current HSE first aid industry standards and health and safety requirements.
Here at RT Training we offer high quality workplace first aid training courses to a wide range of industry sectors and organisations. We understand that not all workplaces are the same, so can tailor our courses to meet the specific context of your workplace environment, ensuring you get relevant information for your organisation.
We offer all our programmes as ‘in-house’ courses at your premises or we can arrange a suitable off-site venue (although this second option would involve additional costs).
We are dedicated to operating to the highest standards of professional integrity and are committed to providing high quality programmes to enable our client’s staff to flourish in their role as workplace first-aiders.