PetQuip Awards 2023 – The Finalists

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PetQuip Awards 2023 The Finalists

Sunday 1 October 2023

Telford International Centre

Rewarding outstanding achievements

PetQuip awards 2023 announces finalists

After a record number of entries, the PetQuip trade association has revealed the list of finalists for the PetQuip Awards dinner on 1 October at Telford International Centre.

Spanning 11 categories, the awards include a mix of supplier, retailer and product categories, recognising products and people from across the trade.

Launched this year, the New Starter Award acknowledges the many businesses who have entered the pet industry over the last three years.

“The pet trade naturally attracts innovation and originality and this award recognises exciting, trend setting newcomers. The entries we have received for this category have been of extremely high quality, from businesses which have seen impressive growth so early in their business plan. Many of these entrepreneurs have come from adjacent industries and have switched from a corporate role to a kitchen table or workshop,” said Susan Fairley, Trade Federation Manager for PetQuip.

which is an initiative proposed by PetQuip and supported by the trade association. The zone includes over 30 companies who are bringing fresh ideas, new trends and innovation to the market place.

Following preliminary judging, the entries have been shortlisted to finalists, who will be judged by an independent panel in early September. The winners will be announced at the industry awards dinner on 1 October, the first day of PATS Telford. The evening will begin with a drinks reception, followed by a table service dinner and entertainment.

“The PetQuip Awards are always a great evening of celebration, recognition and networking for manufacturers, suppliers and retailers. We are reverting to our original format of a sit down dinner this year, which promises to be a lively, enjoyable evening, celebrating the best of the best!” added Amanda Sizer Barrett, Director General, PetQuip.

Tickets for the dinner can be booked through the PetQuip website www.petquip.com, by calling 01959 565995 or by taking a screengrab of the form on page 10.

The New Starter Award mirrors the launch of the New Starter Zone at PATS Telford, PetQuip Awards 2023 are sponsored by:

In association with

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Award categories

Supplier of the Year

Business Service of the Year

New Starter Award

Celebrating Green and Organic Product of the Year – 3 categories:

4Accessories/Technical

4Food /Treats

4Healthcare/Animal Grooming

International Retailer, Wholesaler/ Distributor of the Year

The Theresa Swann Exporter of the Year Award

UK Retailer of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

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Finalists

OUR WELL-DESERVED FINALISTS IN 2023

THE THERESA SWANN EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

Hownd

Macahl Animal Health

Mutney’s

CELEBRATING GREEN & ORGANIC

Antantics

Benyfit Natural

Blue Pet Co (Vital)

Denzels

Di Filippo Legmani

Dogs 4 Wildlife

Dorwest Herbs

D-Style Ltd (Kompact9)

Eddgy

Furr Boost

HayPigs!

Inter-Zoo Pet Products

Mr Bug

Naturaw

Nilaqua Pets

Petface

Poocher

Simply2

The Soap Story (Vital)

Verm-X

Vitalin

Walker & Drake

Westland Horticulture

BUSINESS SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Antantics

DryDogs

Extremus Dog Training

Henry & Co

Pedigree Wholesale

Pet Trust UK

Puppy Tales

Slapton Holiday Cottage

Whitebeam Wood

SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Benyfit Natural

Brambles

Burgess Pet Care

Butchers Pet Care

ChickenGuard

Furr Boost

GHS Direct Ltd

Harvest Pet Products Ltd

Mutney’s Naturaw

Pedigree Wholesale

Pet Trade Innovations

PowAir

The Dog-G8 Co

Walker & Drake

We.pet

NEW STARTER

Antantics

Aloise & Co Ltd

Bark Avenue

Blue Pet Co (Vital)

Buddycare

DryDogs

D-Style Ltd (Kompact9)

Eddgy

Furr Boost

Gizzls

Hugo and Ted

Hundhaus

Oh So Precious

PawDaw of London

Pawer Water

Pet Trust UK

Petto Smart Nutrition (Vital)

Poocher

Poorly Paws

Simon’s Kitchen Raw Food

The British Glass Lady

The Buffalo Co (Vital)

Tippaws

Trinkety Paws

Walker & Drake

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OUR WELL-DESERVED FINALISTS IN 2023

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Accessories/Technical

Aloise & Co Ltd

Bark Avenue

Cocopup London

Company of Animals

DogSpace

D-Style Ltd (Kompact9)

Eddgy

No Fuss Fill (3 products)

PawDaw of London

Paws in Earnest

Pedigree Wholesale (7 products)

Pets Choice

Pets Love Scruffs

Poocher

Red Dingo (3 products)

The British Glass Lady

The Dog-G8 Co

Trinkety Paws

Twiggy Tags

Yellow Dog UK

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Healthcare/Animal Grooming

Buddycare

Company of Animals

Dorwest Herbs

Gizzls

Henry & Co

MSD Animal Health

Pedigree Wholesale (2 products)

Peregrine Live Foods

Pets Choice

Poorly Paws

ProTrainings Europe (2 products)

The Soap Story (Vital)

Watermans

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Food/Treats

BasicBxtch

Benyfit Natural

Blue Pet Co (Vital)

Burns Pet Nutrition

Butchers Pet Care

Denzels

Eden Holistic Pet Foods

Forthglade

Furr Boost

HayPigs!

Hownd

Kennelpak (2 products)

Macahl Animal Health (Vital) (2 products)

Mackle Pet Foods

McAdams Pet Foods (2 products)

Mealberry

Naturaw

Nutriment

Pedigree Wholesale (9 products)

Percuro Pet Food

Petto Smart Nutrition (Vital)

Sabre Pet Food Wholesale (2 products)

Snif-Snax (4 products)

The Buffalo Co (Vital)

Walker & Drake

Whitebridge Pet Brands

Wilsons Pet Food (4 products)

UK RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Cocopup London

Discount Feeds

Henry & Co

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

To be announced at the PetQuip Awards party on 1st October

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Product finalists

ACCESSORIES/TECHNICAL

Aloise & Co Ltd – Made to Wander Dog Harness

Bark Avenue – Dog Walking Bag

Cocopup London – Dog Walking Bag

Company of Animals – Pet Corrector

DogSpace – Puppy starter kit

D-Style Ltd – Kompact9

Eddgy – Eddgy range

No Fuss Fill – No Fuss Fill dog treat filler; SkooGo dog walking pocket gloves; SkooGo summer activity walking gloves

PawDaw of London – Dog cooling coat

Paws in Earnest – Rylo

Pedigree Wholesale – All for Paws Chill Out;

Chuckit! Sniff Fetch Balls Duo Bacon & Peanut; Hurtta Casual ECO Collection;

Pawise Summer Cooling Toys;

JW Hol-ee Giggler;

Sportspet Pro Bounce Tennis 3 Pack in Pressurised Can;

GiGwi Push to Mute Owl

Pets Choice – Felight natural wheat pellets (cat litter)

Pets Love Scruffs – Ceramic Slow Feeding Bowl

Poocher – Poocher

Red Dingo – DURABLES Balls; SuperLead;

Titanium ID Tags

The British Glass Lady – Rainbow bridges pet memorials

The Dog-G8 Co – The modular and portable

Dog-G8 Gate

Trinkety Paws – Biothane® waterproof Dog Long

Line with detachable Handle

Twiggy Tags – The TrailFinder Multi-Way Lead

Yellow Dog UK – “I NEED SPACE” double handle

1.5 metre yellow dog lead

FOOD/TREATS

BasicBxtch – B*llock Lolly

Benyfit Natural – Benyfit Bites

Blue Pet Co (Vital) – Blue Pet range

Burns Pet Nutrition – Wet food range

Butchers Pet Care – Butchers Healthy Heart

Denzels – High value rewards

Eden Holistic Pet Foods – Puppy Cuisine

Succulent Sausages

Forthglade – Senior Grain Free Variety Pack

Furr Boost – 400ml cartons

HayPigs! – Pig n Mix Treats Range

Hownd – Treats

Kennelpak – YAKERS; DOGGi

Macahl Animal Health – Oralade Active; Vets Menu Gravy Topper

Mackle Pet Foods – Naturo Natural Pet Food

McAdams Pet Foods – McAdams Raw Preserve (Freeze Dried Free Range Chicken for dogs);

McAdams Sensitive baked dry food for dogs (60% Fresh Free Range Turkey)

Mealberry – Little One Tasty Maze Tunnel

Naturaw – FORAGE

Nutriment – Bone Broth - Chicken; beef; lamb

Pedigree Wholesale – Cooper & Co Air-Dried Treats Range;

Doodle’s Deli Natural Treats Range;

Earth Animal No-Hide The Barbeque;

Hikari Mulberific Delite;

Nature’s Deli Grain-free Tasty Pastes;

Nature’s Deli Treats;

Nobblys Dental Dog Chews (Petello);

Yak Cheese with Peanut Butter Dog Chew (Petello);

Walter Harrison’s Peanut Butter Jars and Feeder.

Product finalists continued over the page

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Product finalists

FOOD/TREATS (contd)

Percuro Pet Food – Percuro Snappies

Petto Smart Nutrition (Vital) – Plant and insect based treats

Sabre Pet Food Wholesale – Primal Spirit by Alpha Spirit Iberian range; Multi-Protein Complete Dog Food Box – SemiMoist (9kg)

Snif-Snax - Salmon skin topper for dogs/cats, salmon & sweet potato topper for dogs/cats

The Buffalo Co (Vital) – Natural Buffalo Ears

Walker & Drake – Puppy food

Whitebridge Pet Brands – Schesir Baby

Thrive

Wilsons Pet Food – Scottish Salmon Oil; Natural Premium Dog Treats;

Insect Protein Cold Pressed Dog Food; Vegan Protein Cold Pressed Dog Food

HEALTHCARE/ANIMAL GROOMING

Buddycare – Buddycare dog shampoo

Company of Animals – Oatmeal

Dorwest Herbs – MoveWellia Tablets

Gizzls – Gut Support

Henry & Co – Organic Coconut and Lime

Fragrance sprays

MSD Animal Health – Home Again

Thermochip Microchip

Pedigree Wholesale – TropiClean Enticers

Dental Ball Kit for Dogs; TropiClean Essentials

Collection

Peregrine Live Foods – ProRep Tortoise

Life Bio

Pets Choice – B-Calm pet bedding spray

Poorly Paws – Poorly Paws first aid kit

ProTrainings Europe – Pet first aid kits; Pet first aid gift cards

The Soap Story (Vital) – Solid dog shampoo bars

Watermans – Pet Wash

Product winners 2022

Above: Accessories & Technical Gold

Concept Research

Pest Controller

Right: Healthcare & Grooming Gold

Watermans PH

Balanced Formulated Pet Wash

Below: Food & Treats Gold

Furr Boost

Smoothie Drinks

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Celebrate the best of the best!

Telford International Centre, Sunday 1 October

The PetQuip Awards will celebrate the greatest innovation, achievement and success in the pet trade over the last year, alongside PATS Telford.

With an all-time record number of entries, the PetQuip Awards will be a night to remember!

The evening starts with a drinks reception, followed by a three course table service dinner, the awards ceremony and entertainment.

Book now, to join friends and colleagues for an evening of celebration, networking and entertainment. (Dress code: smart/casual)

Please book for the Awards Dinner using this form or contact us on 01959 565995 to book and pay by card OR if you would like us to invoice you, please tick this box Tickets

PetQuip member £85 + VAT

PetQuip non-member £95 + VAT

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Company:

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Tables seat 10 people – you can book a table or individual tickets

Please email this form to info@petquip.com, the PetQuip team will call you for your payment details. We will request your list of guests and details of any dietary requirements once you have booked your tickets.

For more information visit our website http://www.petquip.com/uk/awards.htm

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WHAT IT MEANS TO WIN A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Gordon Thomas, show director of PATS Telford, was presented with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 PetQuip Industry Awards. He received the award from Steve Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Pedigree Wholesale, who gave a glowing account of Gordon’s distinguished career in event management.

Steve said that Gordon deserved this high accolade for his outstanding service to the pet industry, organising the successful PATS and AQUA exhibitions.

After an illustrious career of working on international exhibitions like Glee, Gordon launched his own business, Impact Exhibitions & Events, with friend and colleague Annie Foord. The first PATS show took place at Sandown Park in 2009 and was swiftly followed by a second event in Harrogate the same year. The move from Harrogate to Telford came in 2015.

Gordon and his team also launched the biennial AQUA show in association with OATA, and this year took on the organisation of BETA International equestrian exhibition.

Described as being hard-working, incredibly fair and a fun person to be with, Steve added that Gordon was a worthy recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gordon said: “It’s a great honour to be recognised in this way. The success of PATS has been very much a team effort. It’s wonderful to be a part of the UK pet industry.”

Lifetime of the Year award winners

Craig Taylor (2021)

Eddie Milbourne (2020)

Dean Richmond (2019)

John James (2018)

Terry Brown (2017

Dr Bruce Fogle MBE (2016)

Dr Roger Mugford (2015)

Mary Boughton MBE (2014)

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WHY WINNING A PETQUIP AWARD MATTERS

Devon-based The Ark Pet Stores was named UK Pet Retailer of the Year in 2022. The Gold award winner was praised for its fantastic and colourful displays, friendly and knowledgeable staff, the efficiency of service plus excellent and innovative new ideas. Director Emma Smith

Rosie Crowther, of Mutneys, said: “To win the Supplier of the Year award and to be recognised for our hard work and commitment is a privilege.”

Gerard O’Mahony, managing director of Pedigree Wholesale, said: “We are delighted to have won the PetQuip Gold Award for Business Service of The Year. Our customers are our priority and drive us on our mission to consistently being the pet wholesaler of choice.”

said: “It’s clear that our stores are loved for their atmosphere and the way they are presented. To be recognised in this way gives our hard-working team a real boost. Whilst we praise and reward, when it comes from an outside source it has a real positive impact on morale.”

“We are over the moon, this is an huge team effort and my sincere thanks go PetQuip,” commented Carina Evans, CEO of Podium Pet Products.

“I am so proud to win the Gold. It means such a lot because it represents everybody’s efforts, not just mine and the product. I feel very proud for everybody,” said Tracey Voss, founder of Tailor-Grace.

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2022 Roll of Honour

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR (THERESA SWANN TROPHY)

Gold – Tailor-Grace

Silver – Podium Pet Products

Highly Commended – Little Big Paw

CELEBRATING GREEN & ORGANIC

Gold – Podium Pet Products

Silver – Tailor-Grace

Highly Commended – Doggy Doggy Yum Yum

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Gold – Butcher’s Pet Care

Silver – Rawgeous Pet Food Co.

Highly Commended – The Green Poop Bag

SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Joint Gold – Butcher’s Pet Care & Mutneys Professional Pet Care

Silver – Pet Trade Innovations

BUSINESS SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Joint Gold – Pedigree Wholesale & Bruce’s Doggy Day Care

Silver – Tuft App

Highly Commended – Shropshire Canine

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Accessories/Technical

Gold – Concept Research – Pest Controller

Silver – Pedigree Wholesale – Animal Instincts Flashing Bandana

Food & Treats

Gold – Furr Boost – Smoothie Drinks

Silver – Tailor-Grace – Oggi’s Bake-at-Home Dog Treat Mix for healthy dogs

Highly Commended – Akela Pet Foods – Free Range Chicken Complete Working Dog/Puppy Dry Food

Healthcare/Grooming

Gold – Watermans – PH Balanced Formulated Pet Wash

Silver – For All Dogkind – Range of Calming Spray, Breath Freshener and Leave-in Conditioner

Highly Commended – GWF Nutrition – Raw Aid for cats and dogs

INTERNATIONAL RETAILER, WHOLESALER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Gold – Eye4Pets, The Netherlands

Silver – Wanimo, France

UK RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Gold – The Ark, Devon

Silver – Trusty Pet Supplies, Derbyshire

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Gordon Thomas, show director, PATS and AQUA

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