The PetQuip 2018 Award winners will be announced at a special dinner and party evening on Sunday after the first day of PATS Telford...
The awards are firmly established as a mark of excellence for companies wishing to highlight their products and services to the world.
Now in their sixth year, such is the popularity of the awards that several hundred entries were received this year, and following the judges’ deliberations, these were whittled down to a list of 39 finalists.
Commenting on the quality of the entries received, PetQuip’s trade association manager, Pat Flynn said; “It has been a mammoth task working with our team of experts to filter through the entries and each and every finalist can be proud of their achievements. This is particularly true for those companies that have made it into the final line-up in categories where there were a large number of entries.
“Our final judging panel, made up of independent retailers, a retail chain buyer and a marketing analyst, had hard time deciding the ultimate winners, and everything will be revealed on Sunday evening."
Speaking about how the industry perceives the value of the awards, the director general of PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett said; “News of the winners is always eagerly anticipated, and the publicity generated for those runners- up, finalists and winners should never be underestimated.
“PetQuip receives worldwide recognition and to gain one of its awards demonstrates that the winning firm is a high achiever in the pet industry. Using the awards as a form of promotion can add significant credibility to both a company and its products in both home and overseas markets. We are looking forward to finding out who will be the lucky winners this year.”
Following the success of last year’s presentations, the PATS New Product prizes will also be presented at the dinner. There are just a few tickets for the event remaining email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Tickets are £80 plus VAT or £70 plus VAT for PetQuip members and in addition to entry to the event, the price includes a drinks reception, three course meal with wine and entertainment. As in previous years, the occasion promises to deliver a fun evening of networking, good food and wine.