In This Issue
WildWash to unveil new range at PATS Telford
Well-known pet store Seapets closes suddenly
Dobbies allows dogs in its 35 garden centres
Excitement builds as PATS Telford gets set to open later this month
PetQuip Awards Dinner on track to be the biggest yet
Beaphar’s new website leads the way
Pet Trade Xtra mascot qualifies for Crufts
Tickets on sale for the PIF Forum & Awards 2016
Thousands turn out for opening of Fishkeeper Scotland store
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98% of vets asked to euthanise healthy pets
Coventry pet shop to close after nearly half-a-century of trading
Skinner's Pet Food exhibiting at Glee
BDGA calls on pet groomers to complete survey on City & Guilds qualification
Don’t let pets get fired up this fireworks season
AATU set to unveil wet food products at PATS Telford
Independent Vetcare announces New Graduate Academy partners
Exclusive pet accessories from Italian company Petitamis
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Tickets on sale for the PIF Forum & Awards 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Pet Industry Federation’s Forum & Awards event, and delegates wishing to secure their place at the event are advised to book early to avoid disappointment, as spaces are limited.

The event takes place on Tuesday 1 November at Wokefield Park hotel, near Reading. The Forum provides a day of networking and talks covering issues such as: safeguarding the future of the pet industry; opportunities for pet retailers to expand their products and services; the future of livestock sales; and competing effectively with the rise of online sales.

Speakers include Pets at Home, Prins Petfoods, Beaphar, Mars, PDSA, Blue Cross, Nestle, and the Institute of Grocery Distribution (sponsored by Mars Petcare). A full programme is available at

In the evening, the best in the UK pet industry is celebrated at the 2016 Pet Industry Federation Awards, an event which has grown each year in popularity. Join actor and comedian, Chris Barrie, aka Rimmer from Read Dwarf and Mr Brittas, who will announce this year's winners at the black-tie event with dinner, wine, entertainment and live band until the early hours.

Delegates can purchase tickets for either the Forum or Awards, or buy a combined ticket which offers the best value. Tickets can be bought quickly and easily online at, or by contacting PIF’s customer services team on 01234 273933.

Accommodation is also available at Wokefield Park on 01189 334 100; or at a number of local hotels.

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