A growing number of companies specialising in pet grooming products are choosing PATS exhibitions to showcase their latest ranges.
An impressive list of 20 exhibitors have confirmed they will be promoting shampoos and grooming accessories at PATS Harrogate on September 14-15, many of which will be entered into the New Product Showcase.
Companies like Precious Pets London and Christies Global know the importance of unveiling their new products at PATS, having won awards at past shows.
Precious Pets London won the Best New Grooming Product at PATS Sandown in March for their Luxury Conditioning Dog Shampoos and the company’s Charlotte Nash admits: “PATS has been fantastic for building awareness of our brand and for establishing new business relationships. We couldn't have asked for more from the show or its organisers, and we’re confident that will continue at Harrogate.
“We're excited to introduce a new scent called Citrus Sunshine into our range. We’ll be also exhibiting our new range of natural eau de toilettes for dogs that match the scents of our shampoos. We've had a pretty amazing year and we are looking to cap it off with a another fantastic PATS Harrogate.”
Christies Global, meanwhile, have won two awards at PATS in the past year, clinching the Best New Pet Care Product with their PetCare Flea & Tick Treatment at Sandown, after winning the Grooming Award for their Pet Therapy Pet Wash Sponge at Harrogate in 2013.
“PATS is a great place to launch new products and we’ve always found the response from visitors to be amazing. Winning a New Product Award certainly helps in creating lots of awareness,” says Colin Christie.
Group55 are a veteran of PATS and the company’s Stephen Turner said the exhibition had played an important role in the growth of their Animolgy brand, another award-winner at the show.
““As a manufacturer of professional and retail grooming products PATS has become an essential feature of our trade show calendar. There is no other event in the UK that allows us to meet with so many pet specialist retailers and groomers under one roof.”
As well as showcasing the latest dog grooming accessories, PATS is also home to top-class demonstrations from members of Groom Team England.
The Grooming Workshops grow in interest with every PATS show that takes place. During the daily grooming demonstrations, the groomers and their commentator, popular consultant Diana North, will be giving advice and answering questions.
Two of the country’s top groomers will be demonstrating their skills this year. On Sunday, September 14, Alison Rogers will be performing her show and pet trims on a Bichon Frise, and on Monday, September 15, Mike Wildman will be showcasing handstrip and clipping techniques on a Cocker Spaniel.
The companies exhibiting grooming and associated products at PATS Harrogate are:
- 3P Enterprises Ltd
- Armitage Pet Care
- Armstrong Richardson
- Beaphar UK
- Butch & Bess
- Christies Global
- Ferplast (UK) Ltd
- Gor Pets
- JAK Marketing Ltd
- Oggy Pets
- Pedigree Wholesale
- Pet Brands
- Pet Revolution
- Precious Pets London
- The Company of Animals
For more information about grooming activities at PATS and those companies exhibiting related products visit www.patshow.co.uk