PetQuip announces award finalists for 2018

The PetQuip Awards has announced the 39 finalists for this year’s ceremony, which is in its sixth year and will take place in autumn at the PATS Telford trade show. 

PetQuip’s trade association manager, Pat Flynn said; “It has been a mammoth task working with our team of experts to filter through the entries and each and every finalist can be proud of their achievements.  This is particularly true for those companies that have made it into the final line-up in categories where there were a large number of entries. 

“Our final judging panel, made up of independent retailers, a retail chain buyer and a marketing analyst, will have a hard time deciding the ultimate winners.”

The director general of PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett added: “News of the winners is always eagerly anticipated, and the publicity generated for those runners- up, finalists and winners should never be underestimated.

“PetQuip receives worldwide recognition and to gain one of its awards demonstrates that the winning firm is a high achiever in the pet industry. Using the awards as a form of promotion can add significant credibility to both a company and its products in both home and overseas markets. We are looking forward to finding out who will be the lucky winners this year.”

Final judging will take place in August with the winners being announced on Sunday 23 September at the PetQuip Awards dinner, which takes place on the first evening of the PATS pet trade exhibition in Telford.

The 2018 finalists are:

Business of the Year

Exporter of the Year

  • Burgess Pet Care
  • Chicken Guard
  • Group 55
  • Loving Pets

Marketing Project of the Year

 Pet Product of the Year

Three categories:-

1) Food and Treats:

  • Hownd – Hemp Wellness Treats
  • Kennelpak – Yakers Dog Chews
  • Loving Pets – Ora Bone
  • Meatlove – Training Sausage
  • Naturediet – Moist Meaty Treats
  • Nutriment – Dinner for Cats
  • Poppy’s Picnic – Enhanced Pet Food
  • Poppy’s Picnic – Complete Meatballs
  • Poppy’s Picnic – Follow-on Paste 
  • Slurps – Nutritious Dog Drinks

2) Accessories:

  • Collarways – Mookiemax grooming and massage tool
  • Collarways – WestPaw chew
  • Company of Animals – new launch
  • Danish Design – Dog Duvet
  • K9 Organics – Shampoos/Paw Balm
  • Pet Trade Innovations – Doc & Phoebe No Bowl System

3) Health and Technical:

  • Catipilla – Climbing Frame
  • Chicken Guard – Automatic Chicken Coop Door
  • Collarways – Anti-parasite Collar
  • Doggy’s Cuppa – Daily Dog Brew
  • PetWeighter – Dog Feeding System
  • Sure Petcare – Microchip Pet Door Connect
  • Sure Petcare – Cat Flap Connect
  • WaggleAntics – Tick Defence 

International Pet Retailer/Distributor/ Wholesaler of the Year

  • Saint Vincent Group, Dubai
  • Samohyl, Czech Republic
  •, online retailer, France
  • Whesco, Denmark

UK Pet Retailer of the Year

  • Colchester Pet Stores, Colchester, Essex
  • Hart Pet Supplies, Benfleet, Essex
  • Mutt & Co Pet Boutique, Hartlepool, Teesside
  • Pack and Clowder, Hackney, London
  • The Wet Nose Dog, online retailer
  • WaggleAntics, online retailer

Lifetime Achievement 

To be revealed on 23rd September at the PetQuip Awards dinner.

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