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Lintbells impresses with national 'one to watch' accolade

Hertfordshire-based pet care company Lintbells– has made ‘The Sunday Times Fast Track Ones to Watch’ list.

The company joins an impressive line-up of companies with previous winners including Innocent, Graze and the Carphone Warehouse.

The list is made up of the companies with the fastest growing sales over the last three years and as Lintbells was only established in 2006, it’s a fantastic achievement.

The company takes a unique approach to researching and formulating its health enhancing pet supplements, working with independent experts such as the Royal Veterinary College to verify the benefits. Lintbells’ product YUMOVE is the fastest growing joint supplement in the UK and YUMEGA Plus is the fastest selling skin supplement in the UK.

Its products are sold through veterinary practices and pet shops in the UK and online. Lintbells also sells to pet owners in 15 countries and sales are forecast to increase by over 50% in 2016.

There’s huge competition for the pet owner’s pound with premium pet foods, insurance, healthcare and accessories pushing the lifetime cost of pet ownership to £17,000 for a cat and up to £31,000 per dog.1 As a new entrant Lintbells has had to work hard to establish its position in the market. Now, with a host of 5 star reviews on Amazon and elsewhere on-line, it’s clearly the case that Lintbells benefits validated by the scientists are being observed in real-life situations.

Co-founder John Howie puts the company’s success down to people and products, “Of course it all starts with the products. Using the highest quality ingredients and working hard on scientific validation to show they help pets, is core to the Lintbells’ philosophy. But it’s the people that use our products and who tell their friends, the vets and pet shop owners who stock our products and recommend them with confidence and of course the great support team at Lintbells that makes all the difference.”

The current team of 41 staff includes veterinary experts and people passionate about helping pets. Marketing Executive Charlie Russell says it’s very much about delivering best in class service,“I enjoy working for Lintbells as the ethos that is applied to providing our customers with the best possible products is applied throughout the business, internally and externally. I like that all employees are given the tools to provide their best and all opinions matter and are considered; the environment is very inclusive.”

The company is continuing to forge ahead and Lintbells is promising an exciting year with new product launches and innovation planned. For further information contact Lintbells on Tel: 01462 416866 or visit

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