PATS, the UK’s number one pet industry exhibition, is pleased that once again the PetQuip Awards will be presented at a gala dinner and party on the first evening of PATS Telford (Sunday, 22nd September) and are happy to be major sponsors of the event.
The PetQuip Awards, now in their seventh year, have consistently delivered a professional, enjoyable and successful networking evening event for the whole industry where suppliers and retailers can mix, have fun and celebrate the industry’s many successes.
“Over the past few years we have worked closely with PetQuip to deliver a strong international presence at our shows,” said organiser Gordon Thomas, “and have been working even harder this year to make sure PATS Telford and the PetQuip Awards are the BEST in the business.
“We are extremely pleased that the Awards will again be taking place after the first day of PATS Telford and proud to back such a prestigious event.
“There are some exciting new categories in the PetQuip Awards, which can only add more prestige to this fabulous event.”
The PATS Telford New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, will also be presented during the PetQuip gala awards dinner
Amanda Sizer Barrett MBE, Director General of PetQuip, said: “We applaud the PATS organisers for putting on a professional, successful exhibition at Telford. So it’s great for the PetQuip team to work together with the PATS team to support this vibrant industry.”
And Pat Flynn, PetQuip’s Trade Association Manager added: “The PetQuip Awards have grown to such a degree that companies can’t wait to enter – each year we receive calls before officially launching the Awards at PATS Sandown.
“It’s an event where retailers from both the UK and internationally, groomers and suppliers all come together to network, see the latest innovative pet products, and celebrate the innovations on the first evening of the show at the PetQuip Awards dinner and party. We appreciate the huge support that PATS gives us.”
PetQuip has introduced two additional categories to the Awards for 2019. A category for small animals has been added to the Products section and there is also a new Merchandising category, which is open to suppliers, retailers or collaborations between suppliers and retailers.
Entries for the PetQuip Awards 2019 have been pouring in so the pet industry can expect another hotly contested awards evening. The finalists will be announced next week and judging will take place on 8th August.
With PATS Telford set to be another ‘sell out’ event – more than 200 international and UK companies have already confirmed they will be exhibiting – and the PetQuip Awards bigger than ever before, the UK’s national pet industry exhibition is THE place to be this Autumn. Put 22nd-23rd September in your diary now.
A full and up-to-date list of exhibitors is available on the website www.patshow.co.uk together with information on how to reach the venue and regularly updated show news. The website also contains a PetQuip Awards ticket form.