In early October, the UK trade association PetQuip hosted its annual awards ceremony, coinciding with the Pats Telford trade show. This event served as a platform to acknowledge remarkable achievements within the industry and celebrate notable successes.

Awards were bestowed in various categories, encompassing Supplier, Retailer, Product, Export, and Lifetime Achievement. The well-attended evening affair was emceed by Susan Fairley, manager of the PetQuip retail association, and Amanda Sizer Barrett, PetQuip’s director general.

Here are the distinguished winners in their respective categories:

Supplier of the Year: Pedigree Wholesale and

Business Service of the Year: Henry & Co

New Starter Award: Trinkety Paws

Celebrating Green and Organic: Mr Bug

Product of the Year Technical/Accessories : Dog First Aid Kit from Poorly Paws

Product of the Year Food/Treats: Wellness Treats from Hownd

Healthcare/Grooming Product of the Year: TropiClean Essentials Collection from Pedigree Wholesale

International Retailer/Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year: Tom & Co, Belgium

UK Retailer of the Year: Discount Feeds

The Theresa Swann Exporter of the Year Award: Mutneys Professional Pet Care

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Burns MBE, Burns Pet Nutrition

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