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Walker and Drake reaches finals of PIF start-up award

The company was launched back in 2020 at the height of the pandemic by business partners Richard Grant, David Taylor and Tim Matthews

Walker and Drake has made the finals of both the PetQuip and Pet Industry
Federation Awards.

The company was launched back in 2020 at the height of the pandemic by business
partners Richard Grant, David Taylor and Tim Matthews.

Since then, sales of their cold-pressed food and treats have soared and the brand is now stocked by over 200 pet shops and other stockists across the UK.

This has led to Walker and Drake being awarded a Highly Commended certificate in the Product Innovation Food category at the recent PetQuip Awards which were held at, PATS Telford in September and also becoming a finalist in the Business Start-Up category.

Co-founder Tim Matthews said: “At Walker and Drake we have developed great products with clear nutritional advantages, we strive to create a culture of integrity, to communicate clearly and honestly with our customers, and to educate and support our stockists.”

He added: “With Cold Pressed being essentially an artisan process we can be quite dynamic with our production. We make and bag regular batches to keep best before dates
long and stock moving quickly through the system.

“We are particular about ingredient quality and source. We require our suppliers to
provide and keep batch samples for traceability and quality consistency purposes
and we source ingredients within the UK where possible.”

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