In This Issue
'Impulse buys' are fuelling pet welfare crisis
#PawsFirst campaign launched to tackle issues
Ricky Gervais supports #PawsFirst on Twitter
Pet Industry Award winners revealed
Ingleby Pet Supplies crowned Independent Retailer of the Year
Pets Corner store picks up national award
OATA’s Chief Executive gets Lifetime Achievement Award
Selfridges introduces Precious Pets range for Christmas
Animology produces travel-sized pack of Clean Sheets
Pooch & Mutt is chosen as Top Natural Brand for Pet Week
CCTV system stolen in Merseyside pet shop raid
Suspended jail terms for Essex illegal pet shop couple
Exotic pets sold online create serious animal welfare fears
Mobile phone app tells owners how much food to give their dogs
Don't miss a date with BETA
Eukanuba offers pet owners advice on nutrition for their animals at Christmas
Lily's Kitchen produce impressive range of festive treats for pets
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OATA’s Chief Executive gets Lifetime Achievement Award
Keith Davenport, the Chief Executive of the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pet Industry Federation at its annual awards in Liverpool.

Keith, who received his award from actor Brian Blessed, told Pet Trade Xtra: "I'm surprised and delighted to get this award which was very unexpected."

He became OATA’s first member of staff in 1991. Prior to his appointment with OATA he set up the aquatics courses at Sparsholt College where he was a lecturer for seven years

Keith spent over three years in fish farming and a similar period in research, all of which followed training as a Marine Biologist at Bangor.

Outside of work he walks, cycles, gardens, takes an interest in a wide variety of sports, and has even been known to cook, including baking cakes to take to meetings.

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