Trade Organisations

PIF Receives Accreditation for Overseas Trade Show Funding

The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has been successfully accredited for the UKTI’s Trade Access Programme (TAP). The organisation is looking forward to working with UKTI to develop and deliver a programme of customer support at international trade shows.

TAP provides funding in the form of grants for eligible UK businesses to attend overseas trade shows. The accreditation means that PIF will be able to lead groups at overseas trade shows. UK pet businesses who wish to get into exports will be able apply for funding from UKTI through PIF to attend these shows.

Nigel Baker, PIF Chief Executive, said: ‘We are delighted to have received TAP accreditation from UKTI. As the UK trade association for pet businesses, this is a great opportunity for PIF to help companies new to export to develop their products and grow their businesses by accessing new overseas markets. Having spent most of my working life in pet food manufacturing, I know only too well the challenges and difficulties that can be faced by pet businesses as they move into export. By working with PIF and our export partners, as well as attending relevant trade shows, pet businesses can help to avoid some of the pitfalls of entering an overseas market and become a successful exporter’.

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