BBA Shipping’s Crew

Kevin Needham, Managing Director of BBA Shipping & Transport

Kevin Needham
Managing Director


Kevin joined the British Bloodstock Agency in 1988 after graduating from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and has been Director of BBA Shipping & Transport since 2001. Whilst he is principally responsible for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, India and South Africa operations, he also oversees the company’s shipments to and from the rest of the world. In Kevin’s spare time he enjoys his Classic cars and country sports. He is married to Leanne and has two daughters, Clara and Tory.


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Cathy May, Account Management, BBA Shipping & Transport

Cathy May
Account Management

Cathy joined BBA Shipping in July 2012, with a wide and varied background in the accounting world dating back 12 years and gaining AAT qualifications along the way. She has experience in working with client accounts, big and small, and looks forward to building a good rapport with our existing and future customers and suppliers. Originally from Northern Ireland, Cathy has now settled in Soham after a brief career break to bring up her family. Cathy has a keen interest in racing and is actively involved in her children’s riding clubs.


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Sandra Read, Director, BBA Shipping & Transport

Sandra Read


Sandra has worked for the BBA since 1994. Having grown up around thoroughbreds, it was inevitable that Sandra would pursue a career in the bloodstock industry. She initially joined the BBA to work in the pedigree department, and as a secretary in the bloodstock section gained substantial knowledge of the racing industry. When moving to the BBA Shipping department in 2001, Sandra became responsible for the European imports and exports and the road haulage operation. Sandra has been involved in the shipping of numerous winners, both flat and National Hunt, all over Europe.


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Emma Snape, Shipping Executive, BBA Shipping & Transport

Emma Snape
Shipping Executive

Emma is the “spring chicken” within the BBA crew. She joined us in September 2017, after finishing her diploma in Health and Social with distinction. She became an essential part of the team in the shortest amount of time and is often the first point of contact when calling the BBA. By assisting everyone in the office, she takes pressure off the staff and enables everyone to be more efficient. This job is her step into the world of racing/shipping and she is looking forward to seeing what the future brings. In her free time, Emma loves to spend time on horseback and has done so since a young age.


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Sally Goldsmith, Director, BBA Shipping & Transport

Sally Goldsmith

Japan | Hong Kong | Oceania | South East Asia | Saudi Arabia | Brazil | Argentina | Uruguay

Sally has vast experience in travelling horses all over the world, having been head girl for International Event Rider, Eddie Stibbe, for 15 years. Sally has accompanied horses to Olympic Games and numerous top level events around the globe, including Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and Europe. Her experience in horse shipment was a valuable asset when she joined BBA Shipping & Transport in 2009 and she now oversees Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and South America. Sally remains very hands-on in the racing scene, riding out for Newmarket trainer George Margarson every morning before work. Sally also holds a BSC in Equine Science from Writtle College.


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Jessica Fardoe, Shipping Executive, BBA Shipping & Transport

Jessica Fardoe
Shipping Executive

Jessica joined BBA Shipping in September 2018. After graduating from Hartpury University with a First Class BSc Hons Degree in Equine Sports Science Jessica went on to work for an equine college as the Equine Activities Organiser. Jessica enjoys walking her dog, Harry, going to the races and watching eventing in her free time. Since moving to BBA Shipping, Jessica has worked on shipments across a range of countries and is already a very important part of our team.


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BBA Shipping & Transport flying grooms

BBA Shipping & Transport Ltd would not be able to offer its first class service without its team of highly skilled, experienced and passionate drivers and grooms. Having gained experience in all different aspects of the industry prior to joining BBA Shipping, we can assure that your horse will be transported from A to B in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

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