The\u00a0Pet Industry Federation has put out a final call for anyone hoping to enter the 2017 Awards.\r\n\r\nEntry for the Pet Industry Federation Awards is quick, simple and absolutely free. To be in with a chance of winning you need to outline, in no more than 500 words, why you think your business should receive the award.\r\n\r\nThe winners will be announced at the 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards dinner, which will\u00a0take place at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester in Northamptonshire on Tuesday 28 November, and tickets are on sale now.\r\n\r\nThe deadline for the receipt of entries into the PIF awards is Monday 21 August.\r\n\r\nThe 12 award categories are:\r\n\r\n1. Retail Chain of the Year \u2013 sponsored by Natures Menu\r\n2. Independent Retailer of the Year - sponsored by Crown Pet Foods\r\n3. Manufacturer of the Year \u2013 sponsored by PATS\r\n4. Wholesaler of the Year \u2013 sponsored by PATS\r\n5. Exporter of the Year\r\n6. Grooming Business of the Year\r\n7. Kennel or Cattery of the Year -sponsored by Jelf\r\n8. Pet Service of the Year\r\n9. Sales Representative of the Year\r\n10. Charity of the Year \u2013 sponsored by Mars Petcare\r\n11. Sustainability Awards of the Year\r\n12. Innovation Award of the Year\r\n\r\nA Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance, will also be presented to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry over the years. The Awards are announced following the daytime Pet Industry Forum - a conference aimed at all pet businesses which will cover important issues affecting the pet industry, such as effective packaging; the US market; product innovation and the importance of creating retail theatre.\r\n\r\nTickets for the Forum &Awards are now available online at www.petfederation.co.uk.