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Petcare companies scoop honours at PetQuip Awards

Published: 5 October 2015
Twenty-two petcare companies have been honoured in the PetQuip Awards, which took place in association with the recent PATS Telford show.
Petcare companies scoop honours at PetQuip Awards
At the sell-out event, attracting an audience from across the pet trade sector, the winners and runners-up were announced for each of the eight award categories.

The award-winning firms for 2015 were:

UK Retailers of the Year
Joint Gold - Wags & Whiskers Pet Boutique, Stockton on Tees and The Pet Place, Bents Garden Centre, Warrington
Silver - Pets Korner, Stamford

Pet Product Innovation of the Year
Gold - Sureflap (microchip pet feeder)
Silver - Pet Munchies (range of natural pet treats)
Highly Commended - Collarways (Stay Over Rover) and Nutriment (natural raw food for smaller less active dogs)

Supplier of the Year
Gold - Denes
Silver - Scruffs
Highly Commended - Mutneys

Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year
Gold - Pedigree Wholesale
Silver - Peregrine Livefoods

Exporter of the Year
Gold - Pet Rebellion
Silver - Beco Pets
Highly Commended - Group 55 and Tasty Bone

Marketing Campaign of the Year
Gold - Beco Pets
Silver - Sureflap
Highly Commended - Hownd and Pet Food UK

International Retailer/Wholesaler-Distributor of the Year
Gold - Whesco, Denmark
Silver - Eye 4 Pets, The Netherlands

Lifetime Achievement
Dr Roger Mugford, author, educator and animal welfare advocate

Commenting on Bents' joint gold award for UK Retailer of the Year, pet buying manager Emma Kelly said: "The Pet Place at Bents has only been open for 12 months so this award is fabulous. We have come a long way in such a short space of time, and this accolade proves we're on the right track. It's amazing."


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