In This Issue
PetQuip Awards 2017 finalists revealed
Queen’s corgis to enjoy a TastyBone treat after Palace visit
Monkfield Nutrition acquires aquatic side of Arcadia
Sales exceed £30 million at natural pet food firm
Animology launches cat cleaning wipes Feline Fresh
Pooch & Mutt features in latest editon of Vogue Paris
Wildlife World launches premium bird food range
PIF launches extension of insurance cover to benefit kennel and cattery members
Vamoosh: the invention that removes unwanted pet hair!
Pet products supplier planning new life in Telford
More pond plants banned from sale by the EU
The Grocer recognises pet firms in new product awards
CSJ congratulates top two Gundog Teams at Game Fair
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Group55 appoints new Formulation & Development Manager
Cotswold RAW makes debut at Countryfile Live
2017 World Sheepdog Trials success for Welsh young handler
New additions to the 3P Enterprise team
Decco launches Johnston & Jeff birdcare brand
Henson Franklyn to sponsor 2018 trade fair exhibitor bags
Feliscratch presented with ‘Cat Friendly’ Award
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PetQuip Awards 2017 finalists revealed

The prestigious PetQuip Awards and gala presentation evening is to celebrate its fifth year on the first evening of PATS Telford in September.

The awards are acclaimed across the pet industry and attract a wide range of suppliers, retailers and press to the presentation dinner and party, and the organisers are excited to have the opportunity to present the exhibition’s own new product awards at this vibrant and popular evening.


Commenting on this further enhancement to the awards evening, Amanda Sizer Barrett, director general of PetQuip said: “We are delighted to welcome the presentation of the PATS New Product Awards which will be a further attraction during the awards event in 2017.  

"New product launches attract many buyers to visit important trade exhibitions such as PATS and we are very pleased that the organisers have chosen our event at which to celebrate and reward the best of those on show in 2017.”

The association’s PetQuip Awards attracted another record number of nominations, described by the judges as being of a very high standard with colourful, innovative entries and the occasional quirky product, the list of 55 finalists has been disclosed. They are as follows:




Business of the Year

  • Beco Pets
  • Bunty Pet Products
  • Collarways
  • Danish Designs
  • First Aid for Life
  • Forthglade
  • Friends for Pets
  • Naturediet
  • Natures Menu
  • Phoenox Textiles
  • Pedigree Wholesale
  • Scruffs
  • Unipet

Exporter of the Year

  • Armitage Pet Care
  • Danish Designs
  • Natures Menu
  • Pero (Foods)
  • Phoenox Textiles
  • Pet Revolution

Marketing Project of the Year

  • Cotswold Raw
  • Hownd
  • Pet London
  • The Dog Treat Co
  • Unipet

Pet Product of the Year

3 categories:

  • Food & Treats – Beco Pet;Burgess; Huxley Hound; JR Pet Products; Pet Munchies; Naturediet; The Dog Treat Co; Verity & Voss
  • Accessories – Accapi; Collarways; Danish Designs; Haypigs; Hownd; Krafty Creature; Phoenox Textiles; Scruffs
  • Health & Technical – Blumen International; First Aid for Life; Pet Revolution; Scout Traks

International Pet Retailer/Distributor/ Wholesaler of the Year

  • blue gray, s.r.o (Petpark) – Slovakia
  • Faunatar – Finland
  • Häromi Hundtillbehör AB – Sweden
  • Meiko Heimtierbedarf AG – Switzerland
  • Ranzijn tuin & dier - The Netherlands

UK Pet Retailer of the Year

  • – based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • Paws & Claws, Frodsham, Cheshire
  • Pet London, Wigmore Street, London
  • Pets Pantry, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire
  • Pets Pantry, Warrington, Cheshire
  • The Wandering Dog, Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear

Lifetime Achievement

To be revealed on 24th September at the PetQuip Awards dinner.

Above: Forthglade won Marketing Project of the Year in 2016. Top picture: Beco Pets celebrate winning Exporter of the Year.


Commenting on the finalists list, PetQuip’s association manager, Pat Flynn said: “The standard of award entries across all sectors this year, means that our independent retailer judges will have a difficult task at the end of August when deciding on the winners and runners up. 

"The sheer number and quality of the award nominees is a clear indication of the strength of the UK pet care industry.”


Now firmly established as a not-to-be-missed fun evening, the 2017 PetQuip awards presentation and party will be awarding accolades to deserving winners from the pet industry on the first evening of PATS Telford  in the Ludlow Suite at the Telford International Centre on Sunday, September 24.

Ticket prices include a drinks reception, three course dinner with wine, the prestigious awards presentations and afterwards a casino which was an extremely popular entertainment last year. 

Tickets are already being sold and are available at £80 plus VAT (or only £70 plus VAT for PetQuip members). Companies can also book their own tables and invite their customers and colleagues to share the fun and networking opportunity this event provides for the industry at PATS. Telephone 01959 565995 or Pat Flynn on 07778 313623 to pay by credit card, visit or email for more details and a booking form.
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