2016 PetQuip Awards opens for entries

The launch of the PetQuip Awards for 2016 received an enthusiastic response from pet product suppliers and retailers at the PATS Sandown show in March, the organiser says. The event, now in its fourth year, is open for entries until June 30 2016.

The 2016 PetQuip Awards presentations and dinner will be held in association with PATS on the first evening of the show, on Sunday September 25 2016 in the Ludlow Suite, part of the Telford International Centre.

PetQuip trade association manager Pat Flynn commented: “The awards have always been popular, but this is the first time that entries have been submitted on the actual day of the launch! During our very successful two days at the Sandown PATS show, we were encouraged by the number of visitors who stated that they hold the awards in high esteem, recognising the business benefits of the publicity and acclaim of being shortlisted or winning one of the PetQuip awards.

“Building upon the sell-out success of last year’s awards’ evening, we will be introducing various further enhancements to the event. There will be a large bar area within the main dining room, which will provide an additional opportunity for guests to network, and a casino for those wishing to try their luck or celebrate after the awards presentations. As usual, the evening will start with a drinks reception, followed by an excellent dinner (including wine). The food served at last year’s dinner was highly rated and the Telford International Centre has promised to meet the same high quality this year but with a brand new menu.”

The entry categories for the 2016 PetQuip awards are:

  1. 2. UK Retailer of the Year GoldSupplier of the Year
  2. Wholesaler /Distributor of the Year
  3. Pet Product Innovation of the Year
  4. Exporter of the Year
  5. Marketing Campaign of the Year
  6. UK Pet Retailer of the Year
  7. International Pet Retailer/Distributor of the Year
  8. Lifetime Achievement

Entry for the awards is free of charge; companies or persons can enter as many categories as they wish. Entry forms are available online at www.petquip.com or for more information on either entering the awards and/or attending the awards evening, telephone Pat Flynn on 07778 313623 or head office on 01959 565995, or email: pat@petquip.com.

All award nominations must be emailed to pat@petquip.com by June 30 2016. Nominations can come directly from the entrant or be submitted by a third party.

The entries will be judged by an independent panel of judges and the winners will be announced at the PetQuip Awards Party on September 25 2016.