In This Issue
Australian firm acquires UK pet business Billy+Margot
Revealed: the secrets of success of the UK's Pet Retailer of the Year
Shop fitting is crucial to a store's success
PATS Telford breaks 2,000-visitor mark…AGAIN!
Picture round-up from the pet extravanganza
Telford our 'biggest and best yet', say award winners Beco Pets
Torus Bowl proves to be a winner for Dog Rocks UK
Pet Rebellion's novel way to showcase car mats
Exciting ranges from Bucktons and Nature's Feast
Free bubbly to pet business who joined PIF at PATS
Vividarium scoops pet industry’s top accolade
Bessie and Boo set to launch Guide Dogs fundraising week
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New Look's former CFO joins ranks of Pets At Home
PATS Telford 2016 New Product Award winners
PetQuip Award winners
Ultimate Goldfinch Mix scoops award
Ozzy's on-screen death set to devastate Coronation Street fans
Lifetime Achievement Award for Bruce Fogle
Innovative new dog bowl earns TV Supervet praise
NAF's sparkling trade fair sponsorship
See how the experts have 'A Way with Dogs'
Noel Edmonds says he hasn't lost the plot over pet website
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PetQuip Award winners

The PetQuip Awards were announced at a special party on the first evening of PATS Telford. Here is a full list of the winners...

Beco Pets repeated their 2015 double success at the PetQuip Awards, winning a 2016 Gold award and a Silver award again for the second year running, taking their tally to an impressive haul of four gongs over the past two years.

Beco Pets co-Founder and Design Director Toby Massey said: "Coming to award shows always makes me slightly tingly with anticipation, and it's extra special to win anything. So to walk away with two awards, was truly amazing.

"We consider ourselves a truly international business and we pride ourselves on the extra effort our team puts in. To walk away with the Exporter of the Year award is a great tribute to our team. We never expect to win but it's fantastic to be congratulated for all the hard work."

Steve Brown, Managing Director of Pedigree Wholesale, said: “To win the PetQuip Wholesaler of the Year Award for a third year in succession is a great achievement for the team. It’s a reward for the work we put in to make sure we provide the best possible service for retailers.”

The PetQuip Awards 2016 – Winners


Supplier of the Year

Gold: Danish Design

Silver: Beco Pets

Highly Commended: Natures Menu


Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year

Gold: Pedigree Wholesale

Silver: Bestpets

Highly Commended: Collarways


Exporter of the Year

Gold: Beco Pets

Silver: Dog Rocks

Highly Commended: Symply Pet Foods


Marketing Campaign of the Year

Gold: Forthglade

Silver: HOWND

Highly Commended: Petfood UK


Pet Product Innovation of the Year (Food & Treats)

Gold: Cotswold Raw (Raw Pet Food)

Silver: Pet Munchies (Natural Duck Drumsticks)


Pet Product Innovation of the Year (Health & Technical)

Gold: Blu-Poo Ltd (Poo Guard)

Silver: Protectapet (Pet Containment System)

Highly Commended: Sureflap (SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl)


Pet Product Innovation of the Year (Accessories)

Gold: Dog Rocks UK Distribution Ltd (Torus Water Bowl)

Silver: Howler & Scratch (Pet Mat Range)

Highly Commended: Oggie’s Oven (The Trikka)


International Retailer/Wholesaler-Distributor of the Year

Gold: Comercial Dimac SA, Spain

Silver: Eye4Pets, The Netherlands


UK Retailer of the Year

Gold: Tails n’ Whiskers, Rutland

Silver: Bodle Brothers, West Sussex

Highly Commended: Paws and Claws, Cheshire


Lifetime Achievement

Dr Bruce Fogle MBE DVM MRCVS

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