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PIF crowns its 2018 award winners

The winners of the 2018 Pet Industry Federation (PIF) Awards were announced on 3 December at Whittlebury Hall Hotel, near Northampton.

Karen Pickwick, former editor of PBW News, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award; and two new Special Achievement Awards, were awarded to Matthew Hood (Marriages) and Marion Stinton (Henry Bell), both having been nominated by their employers for their outstanding contribution to their companies and the industry.

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The 2018 Awards were sponsored by Mars Petcare, Royal Canin, James Wellbeloved, Natures Menu, Agria Pet Insurance, Jelf Insurance, PATS, PIF Telecom, PIF Payment, Pets & Money and Dog Friendly.

PIF chief executive, Nigel Baker said: “Many congratulations to our worthy winners. The PIF awards prove that the UK pet industry is thriving, particularly within pet services. The innovative approach that so many companies show that the pet industry has a lot to be optimistic about. Our judges had their work cut out to determine the winning businesses this year, from the exceptionally tough competition in each of the shortlists.”

The full list of winners from the night were:

Independent Pet Retailer 2018, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance
Redpaw Pet Supplies

Pet Retail Chain 2018, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance
Kennelgate Pets & Friends

Wholesaler of the Year 2018, sponsored by PATS
Bestpets

Manufacturer of the Year 2018, sponsored by PATS
Natures Menu

Export Strategy of the Year 2018
Benevo

Sustainability Award 2018
Naturediet

Product Innovation Award 2018, sponsored by Pets & Money
Sureflap – Microchip Cat Flap Connect

Special Achievement Award 2018, sponsored by Royal Canin & James Wellbeloved
Matthew Hood, Marriages

Special Achievement Award 2018, sponsored by Royal Canin & James Wellbeloved
Marion Stinton, Henry Bell

Grooming Business of the Year 2018, sponsored by Jelf
KD Grooming Studio

Kennel of the Year 2018, sponsored by PIF Telecom
Home from Home Pet Care

Cattery of the Year 2018, sponsored by PIF Payment
Mayfield Cattery

Dog Daycare Business of the Year 2018, sponsored by Mars Petcare
Claire’s Comfy Canines

Home Boarding Business of the Year 2018, sponsored by MyPetPeople.co.uk
The Pet Joint

Dog Walking Business of the Year 2018, sponsored by Dog Friendly
Happy Hounds

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 – sponsored by Natures Menu
Karen Pickwick

 

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