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Unique pet store offers boutique boarding for dogs
Falling profits and closure threats – has the Pets at Home bubble burst?
Forthglade opens new £8 million factory in Devon
PATS Sandown gears up for new February show date
Barnsley becomes first UK council to run pet crematorium
Nineteen 87 launches new ‘Buy Direct’ website
PetSafe Brand launches global marketing this Christmas
Nutriment creates new range of five raw food products
Scruffs offers more than £1,200 worth of prizes in Christmas giveaway
Argos targets cat owners by selling half a Christmas tree
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OATA welcomes Scottish Government plans to review pet shop licensing
Brits to splash £274 million on pets at Christmas
Nominations deadline extended for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019
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Winners of Pet Industry Federation Awards revealed

The Pet Industry Federation has revealed the winners of this year’s PIF Awards.  


The Awards winners were announced on Tuesday at a themed black-tie dinner at the Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, Northamptonshire.


This year’s winners are

Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance)

Winner (Independent): Redpaw Pet Supplies, Plymouth

Winner: Kennelgate – Pets & Friends, Lichfield

Finalists: Digbys Pets & Aquatics, Skegness; The Dog House, London; PetLondon, London; The Pet Experience, Weymouth


Manufacturer of the Year (sponsored by PATS)

Winner: Natures Menu

Finalists: Danish Design; Doodlebone; Marriages Specialist Foods; Naturediet; Perf1c Bybenji


Export Strategy Award

Winner: Benevo

Finalist: Wildwash


Grooming Business of the Year (sponsored by Jelf)

Winner: KD Grooming Studio, Wincanton

Finalists: Barkingham Park Pet Spa, Neath; Canny Cuts, Shrewsbury; Muddy Pawz, Wakefield; The Dog House, London


Kennel of the Year

Winner: Home from Home Pet Care Ltd, Hull
Finalists: Orchard End Kennels, Crediton; Quintessential Quarters, Stafford


Cattery of the Year

Winner: Mayfield Cattery, Mayfield

Finalists: Chequer Trees Cattery, Heathfield; Hedgerows Cattery, Norwich; Lea Wood Cattery, Gainsborough; The Cats Whiskers, Bedford


Dog Walking Business of the Year

Winner: Happy Hounds, Winchester

Finalists: Friends for Pets, Bristol Branch; Muddy Pawz, Wakefield; Woof Walkies, Wrexham


Home Boarding Business of the Year

Winner: The Pet Joint, Denbigh

Finalists: Barking Mad, Fife & Kinross; Friends for Pets, Bristol Branch; Holidays 4 Dogs, York; Woofies Pet Services, Abergele


Dog Daycare Business of the Year

Winner: Claire’s Comfy Canines, Burnham

Finalists: Buddies Doggy Daycare, London; Doodley Dogs, Crawley; Happy Hounds, Winchester; The Wag Club, London; Willow Tree K9, Biggleswade; Woof Walkies, Wrexham


Product Innovation Award

Winner: SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Connect

Finalists: Naturediet Eco-Friendly Packaging Range; Peak Pet Products Pet Weighter; Pet Trade Innovations Doc & Phoebe’s No Bowl System; Poppy’s Picnic; Siccaro Supreme Pro Dog Drying Robe; The Groomi


Sustainability Award

Winner: Naturediet

Finalists: Marriages Specialist Foods, Pooch & Mutt, WaggleAntics, Wildwash


Special Achievement Award

Winners: Marion Stinton, Henry Bell & Co; Matthew Hood, Marriages Specialist Foods,


Lifetime Achievment Award

Winner: Karen Pickwick, pbwnews

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