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Independent pet businesses nominated for national business award

Independent pet businesses nominated for national business award

Dog holiday service Barking Mad and dog walking and boarding company We Love Pets have both been shortlisted in this…
Mars Petcare continues veterinary expansion with new deal

Mars Petcare continues veterinary expansion with new deal

Pet food manufacturer Mars Petcare is continuing to expand the veterinary leg of its business with the acquisition of European…
Mars Petcare acquires veterinary group Linnaeus

Mars Petcare acquires veterinary group Linnaeus

Mars Petcare has announced that it has acquired UK veterinary group Linnaeus from private equity firm Sovereign Capital Partners.
New micro-algae pet food startup receives £500k investment

New micro-algae pet food startup receives £500k investment

A ‘micro-algae’ pet food startup has a received £500,000 investment from the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) to enable the company…
Pet food manufacturer starts new campaign to combat pet obesity

Pet food manufacturer starts new campaign to combat pet obesity

Pet food manufacturer Royal Canin has announced a new campaign to try to “start a conversation” around rising pet obesity.
Top three pet food manufacturers urged to watch their tails

Top three pet food manufacturers urged to watch their tails

The world’s largest pet food manufacturers, Purina, Royal Canin and Hill’s are under threat from smaller brands, according to new…
Pet retailer Jollyes bought out by Kester Capital

Pet retailer Jollyes bought out by Kester Capital

Pet retailer Jollyes has been sold to mid-market UK private equity firm Kester Capital in a deal advised by M&A…
Danish pet retailer partners with Sporting Saint

Danish pet retailer partners with Sporting Saint

Danish pet retailer Siccaro has announced a new partnership with specialist gundog retailer Sporting Saint.
UK pet insurance pays out all-time high of £775m in 2017

UK pet insurance pays out all-time high of £775m in 2017

New research has found UK pet insurance companies paid out a record £775m in 2017, with claims up by 10…
Three quarters of recruiters ‘don’t see any value’ in apprenticeship levy

Three quarters of recruiters ‘don’t see any value’ in apprenticeship levy

According to new research three quarters of recruiters see ‘no value’ in the apprenticeship levy.
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