Finalists named for PetQuip Awards

The PetQuip association has revealed the 55 finalists going forward to the judging process for the PetQuip Awards 2016.

The awards presentations and dinner will be held in association with PATS on the first evening of the show, on Sunday September 25 2016 in the Ludlow Suite, part of the Telford International Centre.

PetquipPetQuip association manager Pat Flynn commented: “The event is set to be even bigger and better than last year, with the incorporation of a casino into the main dining room, which has been enlarged to include the drinks reception, a bar and a networking area. Tickets are on sale now so if you want to share your evening with industry colleagues and retailers enjoying a fun but inexpensive event with good food and wine, we urge you to book places now as last year’s event was a sell-out.  Due to the expanded capacity this year, we expect even more of the industry, both manufacturers and retailers, to take part and we look forward to celebrating the best of the pet industry this year with you.”

Gordon Thomas, of PATS organisers Impact Exhibitions, added: “In a short space of time the PetQuip Awards have become an important event in the pet industry calendar and we are pleased they take place during PATS Telford. As well as rewarding excellence in our industry, the Awards party is an ideal place to network and have some fun in a relaxed environment. It is also a further opportunity for both retailers and suppliers to mix and celebrate all that is good about the pet trade.”

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The PetQuip Awards 2016


Supplier of the Year

Beco Pets, Danish Design, Dog Rocks, Forthglade, Protectapet, Scruffs, Sureflap

Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year

Bestpets, Collarways, Pedigree Wholesale

Exporter of the Year

Beco Pets, Dog Rocks, Group 55, Howler & Scratch, Pet Rebellion, Protectapet, Scruffs, Symply Pet Foods

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Beaphar, Beco Pets, Forthglade, Hownd, Petfood UK, Protectapet

Product of the Year

Foods/Treats category – Barney’s Biscuit Boxes, Beco Pets, Burgess, Cotswold Raw,  JR Pet Products, Petfood UK, Pet Munchies, The Dog Treat Co, Symply Pet Foods

Health/Technical category – Blumen International, Equidiet UK, Pet Technology Store, Poo Guard, Protectapet, Sureflap

Accessories category – Collarways, Dog Rocks, EezyEat4Pets, Howler & Scratch, Oggi’s Oven, Pet Rebellion

International Pet Retailer/Distributor of the Year

Commercial Dimac SA, Spain;  Eye4Pets,The Netherlands; Faunatar, Finland; La Veterinaria Srl, Italy

UK Pet Retailer of the Year

Bodle Bros, West Sussex; Ingleby Pet Supplies, Cleveland, Paws and Claws, Cheshire; Poole Farm Feed Centre, Essex; Tails n’Whiskers, Rutland; Wags & Whiskers, Tyneside

Lifetime Achievement Award

To be announced on September 25 at the PetQuip Awards Dinner