In This Issue
New pet store concept from Kennelgate
Connolly’s Red Mills – Go Native range of grain-free dog food, treats and dental superfood sticks
Excitement builds as PATS Telford gets set for epic show
Judging of 2018 PetQuip Awards takes place
Britain tops the polls for pet friendly places
Garden centre puts up the 'dogs welcome' signs
British brand Laughing Dog launches new cat food range
Pets at Home raises £50,000 for The Alzheimer’s Society
Ceva launches new fireworks marketing and display pack
Pawdacious new pet food has much to purr and bark about
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Pet shop owner issues appeal after snakes found roaming free
Moggy mad Brits spend £7.9bn a year on pet cats
RSPCA to showcase extensive range of products
National Champion for the fifth time
Microchip offence dog owner fined
Pets at Glee to showcase more products than ever before
25-year pet industry veteran launches new company: Dubbelman Consulting
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Pets at Home sales rise as new boss brings down prices
Cheap cat food is no better than feeding it a McDonald's
Row over 'Dogs Allowed' trial at RHS garden
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Judging of 2018 PetQuip Awards takes place


Judging for the prestigious PetQuip Awards 2018 took place yesterday (Wednesday) with the winners being announced at a special dinner during PATS Telford next month.


The awards attracted an impressive number of entries, which were whittled down to a shortlist. Judging the final winners were Tony and Sandra Sharpe from Pets Korner Stamford; Michelle De Lavis Trafford from the buying group Choice (38 independent garden centre members); and Stuart Kitchen, marketing analyst and PR expert.

Two retailer categories are judged by independent market analysts from the consumer sector.

All winners will be announced on the night of 23rd September, the first evening of PATS Telford, at the PetQuip Awards Dinner.  Tickets for which can be bought by calling PetQuip on 01959 565995.


Even making the PetQuip Awards shortlist is seen as a major achievement, as a proud Poppy, from Poppy's Picnic, shows in the picture.



Here are some comments from shortlisted companies:


We were delighted to be shortlisted for both products, there has been some great coverage on the awards and we were delighted to be included.  Thank you once again – we were so pleased to be shortlisted!
Amazing news!  Thank you very much for choosing my Doggy's Cuppa tea range as one of the finalist for the PetQuip Awards for 2018! I am very exited and this is a great recognition of my hard work as a Vet and my desire to help dogs with natural remedies such as herbs for their minor ailments.
Just sooooper chuffed at the news.....all the hard work is paying off!
Thank you for a lovely start to the weekend.
We are so incredibly honoured & excited so thank you for the encouragement & support.
We are so thrilled to be amongst such an outstanding shortlist.
Thank you for the news, very exciting times!
AWESOME NEWS!!!! Thank you so much. Fingers crossed for the big day, it would do so much for this young, up and coming company.

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