The PetQuip Association is also asking the industry for nominations for retailers or suppliers who in the opinion of the nominee deserve to be winners.
The categories for the 2018 PetQuip Awards are:
- Business of the Year
- Pet Product Innovation of the Year
- Exporter of the Year
- Marketing Project of the Year
- UK Pet Retailer of the Year
- International Pet Retailer/Distributor of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
The nominations can be made anonymously, and PetQuip will contact anyone who has been nominated to progress the entry.
The PetQuip Awards 2018 take place in association with PATS Telford in the Ludlow Suite, International Centre, Telford on Sunday 23rd September at 7.30pm. The PATS Telford New Product Awards will also be presented at the PetQuip dinner. Tickets cost £80 plus VAT (or only £70 plus VAT to PetQuip members). Early Early bird bookings for tables (by 31 March 2018) will secure a 10 percent discount and a bottle of fizz.
Commenting on the launch of the awards this year and the continued success of the event, PetQuip trade association manager Pat Flynn said: ”This year is the sixth year that the awards have been staged. Such has been the success of the event that suppliers, retailers and our friends in the trade eagerly await each edition of the awards, since the event provides an ideal combination of networking, fun, excellent publicity for the entrants and true pride among the finalists and winners in their achievements.
“We plan to make this year’s event even more successful. It will be a fun evening of networking between customers and peers in the pet trade and included in the festivities is a pre-dinner drinks reception, a three course meal with wine, entertainment and the awards themselves. Do come and join us.”