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Nature’s Feast brand breaks into small animal food
Justin Heaton leaves Westland to join wife at The Innocent Hound
Innovative pet firm turns down Dragons' offer
The UK pet industry could become stronger post-Brexit
Win a fully stocked Benyfit Natural freezer at PATS
Eco-conscious Food for Dogs is a Beco Pets' winner
Lintbells launches natural solution for stressed dogs
alcott retractable leashes are leading the way
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‘Pyramid of poo’ warns dog owners to clean up after pets
Easidri donates to Pet Blood Bank UK
Sneyd’s Wonderfeeds launch Small Bites for small mouths
Dog has half of his intestines removed after swallowing deadly corn on the cob
Upgrade planned for Aberdeen pet attraction
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The UK pet industry could become stronger post-Brexit
Pet Trade Solutions founder Lynda Ward, says that the UK pet industry shouldn’t fear leaving the EU.

Lynda, who utilises her 30 years’ experience in the trade for pet industry dedicated recruitment and marketing solutions, says: “Recruitment of staff is an excellent barometer of confidence in business and following a short period of uncertainty by employers immediately following the referendum, confidence is returning and many companies are forging ahead with expansion plans.”

Lynda believes that sensible companies have taken a hard look at their business plans and are finding ways to capitalise on the opportunities and to cater for possible downsides to the ‘leave’ vote.

She goes on: “At PATS in March the forthcoming referendum was a hot topic amongst stand-holders and every single business owner I spoke to said they wanted to leave the EU and had confidence in the future of their business due to the strength of their offering to the market.

"During my time the pet trade has survived two major recessions – earning the nick-name ‘the recession-proof industry’ – and of course this is due in part to the popularity of pets. 

"However I’ve always found that we as an industry tend to have an innate resilience, positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit and will always look for ways to circumnavigate problems and find even better alternatives.

"There’s no doubt that these attributes will be needed in the aftermath to Brexit but companies already planning and adapting will not just survive but will thrive and become stronger, more efficient and continue to need excellent staff.

Lynda is always happy to personally advise on any aspects of recruitment and marketing strategy and can be contacted on 07946 743784 or at
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