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Nominations open for Pet Industry Federation Awards

Nominations for the 2016 Pet Industry Federation Awards are now open. 

Entry into the awards is free. Businesses need to outline, in no more than 500 words, why they think they should receive the award. Judging criteria is available online at

The winners will be announced at the 2016 Pet Industry Federation Awards dinner, at the Wokefield Park hotel, near Reading on November 1. The winners will receive their awards from ‘Rimmer’ from Red Dwarf and ‘Mr Brittas’ a.k.a comedian and actor, Chris Barrie.

The deadline for the receipt of entries is August 1.

The award categories are:

  1. Retail Chain of the Year – sponsored by Natures Menu
  2. Independent Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Natures Menu
  3. Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by PATS
  4. Wholesaler of the Year – sponsored by PATS
  5. Exporter of the Year
  6. Grooming Business of the Year
  7. Kennel or Cattery of the Year
  8. Pet Service of the Year
  9. Sales Representative of the Year

The PIF Awards are announced following the daytime Pet Industry Forum. The conference aimed at all pet businesses which will look at important issues affecting the pet industry, such as safeguarding the future of the industry; how the specialist channel can survive and looking at pet health opportunities for businesses.

Tickets for the Forum and Awards will be available online at

The PIF has expressed its gratitude to the sponsors of the Forum & Awards: Mars Petcare, Nestle, PATS, Natures Menu and PBW News. Entries are being received online through PBW News’s website (, the event’s media sponsor

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