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Pet industry pays tribute to one of its leading figures
Pet Industry Federation responds to criticism over its stance on selling puppies in pet shops
Last chance to reserve a place at this year's UK Forum & Awards
Pets at Home shares dip following weaker-than-expected sales growth
New brand claims to introduce a revolution in dog food
£2,000 investment grants available to British companies exhibiting in PetQuip group at Global Pet Expo 2016
More export success forecast following Meet the Buyer
Billy + Margot launch a new 150g wet food
Foss Feeds wins star prize in Wagg's 'Spin to Win'
Grain-free treats added to Petface’s ‘Dog Deli’ range
Interpet celebrate after a successful and innovative AQUA
84% of vets give up time to work with animal charities
Restaurant plans for closed pet shop
Pet shop owner banned from keeping dogs
Former Pets at Home director joins Shop Direct as Operations Director
Ancol announces five-year partnership with Birmingham Dogs Home
Vets braced for pet ‘fright nights’ in November
ACANA sponsors top UK flyball team
Pets at Home open new store at cinema development
Americans spent $350 million on pet costumes at Halloween
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Pet industry pays tribute to one of its leading figures
PPRA's Diana Truman passes away following a battle with cancer

The pet industry has paid tribute to Diana Truman, executive secretary of the Pet Product Retail Association, who died after a battle with cancer. Her funeral took place at Streetly Crematorium in Walsall on Monday.

"When her cancer took hold she never complained and remained her smiley and effervescent self, right to the end, only ceasing to come to work when she had no alternative," said Alan Hawkins, CEO of bira (the voice of independent retailers).

"A true bira star who will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her."

Diana was bira's longest serving employee, who became a much loved figure in the pet indusrty.

Janine Tozer, from Not Just Pets in Bath, described Diana as a fabulous person with a wonderful and quirky sense of humour.

"She was very professional and dedicated to her work at the PPRA and bira, hugely enthusiastic and supportive of all her colleagues and bira members. She cared about people a great deal and became a good friend to us. She will be sorely missed."

And she was a familiar face at the PATS trade shows. Organiser Gordon Thomas had this to say about Diana: "It's sad to think we won't be seeing her at industry events like PATS anymore. She was much loved by the trade."
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