A category for small animals has been added to the products section, alongside the new merchandising category, which is open to suppliers, retailers or collaborations between suppliers and retailers.
The finalists for the awards will be announced next week (24 July), and judging is set to take place on 8 August.
Pat Flynn, trade association manager, PetQuip, added: “The PetQuip Awards have grown to such a degree that companies can’t wait to enter – each year we receive calls before officially launching the Awards at PATS Sandown.
“It’s an event where retailers from both the UK and internationally, groomers and suppliers all come together to network, see the latest innovative pet products, and celebrate the innovations on the first evening of the show at the PetQuip Awards dinner and party. We appreciate the huge support that PATS gives us.”
Gordon Thomas, organiser at PATS added: “Over the past few years we have worked closely with PetQuip to deliver a strong international presence at our shows, and have been working even harder this year to make sure PATS Telford and the PetQuip Awards are the best in the business.”