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July, 2017

  • 19 July

    The British Dog Grooming Championship returns for 2017

    Dog Grooming

    The British Dog Grooming Championship is back for another year. The event takes place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, on 29 October 2017, and is organised by the British Dog Groomers’ Association (BDGA). The lead sponsor for this year’s event is Pet Dandy – a producer of ‘smart tags’ which …

  • 12 July

    European pet food industry approves new safety and nutrition standards

    PFMA, Pet Food

    An improved FEDIAF safety guide and updated FEDIAF dog and cat nutritional guidelines were presented and agreed at the European Pet Food Industry Federation’s annual meeting in Manchester last month, reports the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association. “We are proud having adopted an improved pet food safety guide as well as …

  • 4 July

    Pet ownership adds €35.5 to Europe’s economy, finds the FEDIAF

    PFMA, FEDIAF, Pets, Europe

    The popularity of cats, dogs, ornamental birds and small mammals remains very high in Europe, reported the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). The announcement follows the presentation of new facts and figures by the European Pet Food Industry Federation. Around 80 million households in Europe owned at least one pet …

June, 2017

  • 28 June

    PFMA publishes Brexit Manifesto

    PFMA, Pet Food

    With Brexit bills dominating the government agenda and negotiations underway to seek a new relationship with the EU, the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has published its Brexit Manifesto at pfma.org.uk/brexit.   The trade body looks forward to working with the new government to achieve a clear and certain path …

  • 23 June

    PFMA supports first ever UK-hosted ESVCN congress

    PFMA, Pet Food

    The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) will be hosting a pet food nutrition seminar at the 21st Congress  of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN). It is the first time in history that the UK has hosted ESVCN and PFMA will be supporting the event in Cirencester, …

  • 16 June

    Gaynor Hillier elected as new Chair of NOAH

    NOAH, Gaynor Hillier

    Gaynor Hillier has been elected as Chair of the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) for 2017. The announcement was made following this year’s NOAH AGM at ZSL, Regents Park in London on 14 June. Gaynor started her career in animal health as NOAH’s Technical Executive in 1990. She has …

  • 13 June

    PetQuip helps British suppliers access China’s pet market

    PetQuip, CIPES. Pets

    The PetQuip association is offering UK exporters the opportunity to exhibit at the 2017 CIPS pet trade show. The event will be held in the National Convention and Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China from 16 to 19 November. Following an exploratory visit to the China International Pet Show (CIPS) in Guangzhou last …

  • 7 June

    Dog walking qualification dates announced

    Two further course dates for the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificates of Technical Competence in Dog Walking have today been announced by the Pet Industry Federation (PIF). The Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate in Dog Walking deals with the main issues and responsibilities that professional dog walkers encounter …

  • 7 June

    New PIF website connects pet owners and businesses


    The Pet Industry Federation (PIF), the trade association for UK pet businesses, is launching a new public facing website: mypetpeople.co.uk. The site’s intuitive search facility will allow pet owners to locate their nearest trusted PIF business easily and quickly. Listings will be included as standard for PIF members, enabling them …

May, 2017

  • 30 May

    ‘Save the high street’, say industry leaders


    The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has shown its support for a new initiative for UK retailers. In May 2017, it joined industry leaders such as AppearHere, Bink, CityHouseMedia, CitySprint and many more, to work alongside the 120+ nationwide SaveTheHighStreet.org Retailer Advisory Board members. Together, they are implementing a programme to support …