List of finalists announced for PetQuip Awards 2019

Over 70 of the pet industry’s high achievers have been short-listed for the 2019 PetQuip Awards and will be waiting in anticipation at the PetQuip dinner at PATS, Telford in September to see who has scooped the top prizes this year. Read more

Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd launches recyclable packaging for its Wild Bird Food Range

Henry Bell, the family-owned and leading quality pet and wild bird food producer, is unveiling a recyclable packaging for its new Henry Bell Wild Bird Food range which will hit stores nationwide next month. Read more


Westland joins forces with British Trust for Ornithology

As a key partner in the supply of bird care products to garden centres, Westland is committed to driving the sector and educating the public. Read more

Henry Bell & Co launches own brand: Henry Bell Wild Bird Care

Henry Bell & Co, the family-owned and leading quality animal feed producer announces the release of its own brand: Henry Bell Wild Bird Care. Read more

Henry Bell Wild Bird Food

Pets at Glee promises more innovative products than ever before

Value of UK pet market set to hit £7billion by 2021 as millennials’ passion for pampering pets fuels demand for fashionable, luxurious accessories Read more

Pet product suppliers hear export successes and gain business guidance

Pet product suppliers hear export success case studies and receive valuable business guidance at international trade conference. Read more

(L-r) Ivo Darnley, Rathbone Investment Management; Tim Hiscock, Strong and Herd & government lobbyis

Successful start to season sees advertising extension for Peckish

Since January Peckish has been sponsoring the Channel 4 Weather bulletins. Originally it was planned for the adverts to finish at the end of February, but due to the success of Peckish in the early start of 2019, it has been decided to extend the campaign. Read more

Innovative pet products are highlighted in British Pavilion at Global Pet Expo

Seven major suppliers of British pet care products will be exhibiting their latest innovations in the British pavilion at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida (20 to 22 March 2019). Read more

Supreme Pet Foods

Exciting new products to be launched at PATS Sandown

Seeing the latest pet products launched under one roof is one of the major attractions to PATS visitors, and this February’s show at Sandown Park in Surrey is set to unveil an impressive number of new items. Read more

Focus on new product development will boost growth

Fish4Dogs has created a new team to focus on new product development (NPD) and review product lifecycles to support its ambitious growth plans. Read more

Peckish Channel 4 sponsorship goes live

In December it was announced that Peckish will be sponsoring the Channel 4 Weather bulletins, as part of wider plans to boost brand awareness and the wild bird card market. Read more

Vote now to recognise Gardening’s best buyers

Believing that good buyers have not been given the recognition they deserve, Glee is asking you to nominate people or teams that might qualify as the country’s best buyers for awards being introduced at the show. Read more

GCA names best garden centres for plants and furniture

Sunshine Garden Centre and Van Hage are the best GCA outdoor living retailers.  Cowell’s and Bents are the best for plants. Read more


Looking ahead - It's not all doom and gloom

2013 turned out to be another disappointing year in all three key sectors of the garden retail market – garden plants, garden care and garden leisure – with all three sectors showing a steady decline in the five years to 2013 covered by the Analysis. Read more

PATS Telford once again backing the prestigious PetQuip Awards

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. Read more

Tom Chambers announce major business upgrade for 2019/2020

Tom Chambers has announced significant investment in their business to support its UK manufacturing operations. New staff have been employed and the installation of new machinery including a new bird food packaging machine has doubled the output of packed bird food. Read more

Oswald Bird Table

Westland reiterates BTO findings of booming bird market

Significant findings have been announced by the British Trust for Ornithology (the BTO) which show that there are now more birds in UK gardens than there were 40 years ago. Read more

Peckish Complete All Seasons Seed Mix

Henry Bell creates a new division and announces a raft of appointments

Henry Bell, the family-owned and leading quality pet and wild bird food producer, has set up a dedicated division to support its newly launched Henry Bell Wild Bird Care brand and also bolstered its ranks with a number of high profile appointments to support the brand’s growth. Read more

Tony Clare


A multitude of new pet foods, treats and petcare items to be exhibited in British pavilion at Zoomark

Italy continues to be a popular market for British suppliers of a wide range of pet products. 23 companies will exhibiting in the British group organised by the PetQuip export association for the seventh time at Zoomark. Read more

Cath Kidston

Overseas buyers seek new garden and pet products at event on 27 March

Buyers from Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Lithuania and Dubai seek new garden and pet products at event on 27 March. Read more

PATS Sandown 2019 New Product Awards revealed

The winners of the PATS Sandown 2019 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of expert pet retailers, who had to make their choices from a record number of new products entered. Read more

More nest boxes needed - National Nest Box Week 2019 is nearly here!

“Britain Needs More Holes,” says TV’s Nick Baker. Naturalist and television presenter Nick Baker is calling for more people to put up nestboxes. Read more

Naturalist and television presenter Nick Baker.

Westland announces continuation of Gardman Marie Curie range

Following Westland’s acquisition of Gardman, it has been announced that the company will continue to support the partnership with Marie Curie. Read more

More nest boxes needed - National Nest Box Week 2019 is nearly here!

Since its launch in 1997 National Nestbox Week has grown to become one of the most recognised awareness campaigns in the annual ornithological calendar. Its message to the public is very simple: build or buy a nestbox and give a bird a home. Read more

Helping species in decline

The Posh Shed Company is encouraging people to be more mindful about wildlife under threat. Hedgehog numbers in the UK are in decline, with experts suggesting that the hedgehog population in England, Wales and Scotland is at approximately one million, compared with 30 million in the 1950s. Read more

Valentine’s Day is for the birds

Valentines Day sees the start of National Nest Box Week as we are not the only creatures to get romantic as spring approaches.   The BTO offers an information pack and ideas. Read more

December was the biggest month of the year for GCA members

The latest figures from the GCA show 2014 was the best year for 4 years with December beating May as the biggest sales month of the year. Read more

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