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Agria Pet Insurance UK has appointed Tom Vaughan to the role of head of direct marketing.

Dog Rocks USA and Dog Rocks UK Distribution has appointed Daryl Bailey as head of North American sales.

Trilanco has wlecomed Jane Hadley to its team of area sales managers. Jane is covering for Heather Chapman, who has started maternity leave.

The Accapi Group, Europe’s fastest growing premium dog equipment distributor, has added to its team after reaching record sales in 2016.

Online aquatics wholesaler All Pond Solutions has welcomed a new trade sales representative, Andy Lister, to its expanding team. 

Online pet retailer MedicAnimal has welcomed Justin James to the team as new head of product. Justin will play an integral role leading purchasing, range development and category strategy.

Victoria Knowles-Lacks, head girl and founder of the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, has joined the team at Hiho Silver as brand ambassador.

Richard is now responsible for CASCO subsidiary businesses and their integration within the global CASCO pet business. This includes the recently-established German business and the evaluation of future global expansion opportunities.

North Wales-based Pero (Foods) has appointed Steven Dennard as its new UK sales manager for the southern regions, which cover anywhere below the M4.

Skinner’s has a new managing director from November 1. Current finance director Lee Phillips will take over the reins from outgoing MD Greg Panter, who is stepping down after 16 years.

Walsall-based Ancol has appointed Charlotte Parkes as its new database and website co-ordinator.

Luxury treat manufacturer The Innocent Hound has expanded its team with a new director, Justin Heaton.

Pets at Home has appointed Mike Iddon as group chief financial officer with effect from October 17.

Trilanco employees Lydia Brenton and Sam Spencer (née Weir) have passed their R-SQP qualifications. This means that there are now seven R-SQPs working for the Lancashire company.

A cat lover with a wealth of public sector and voluntary experience has been selected to join the Board of Trustees at Cats Protection, the UK’s largest cat charity.

Lily’s Kitchen has forged the final link in its senior leadership team with the appointment of Gary Lake as supply chain director to lead its supply chain strategy and be a key point of contact for customers and suppliers during a period of growth for the business.

Abi Boulton, from Tic Toc Eventing, has become a brand ambassador for Hiho Silver.

Royal Canin has appointed Katy Smith as veterinary support manager at its head office in Castle Cary, Somerset.

Lily’s Kitchen has further strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Chris Lock as marketing director to lead its marketing strategy and to support continued business development and growth.

Multi award-winning pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen has further bolstered its team with the appointment of a new product director.

Terri-Ann Rowe has joined Lintbells as senior business development executive.

CASCO Pet has welcomed Paul Jones as head of operations, Alan McArdle as head of finance and Matt Ives as marketing manager to its management team.

Holistic vet Dr Nick Thompson is to join Benyfit Natural’s advisory team as an independent nutrition advisor.

John Bowen has joined the team at Aquaja as its new sales representative in the UK.

Feed balancer and horse feeds business Topspec has expanded its veterinary nutrition team with the appointment of industry professional Sarah Stoneham.

Keith Summers and Victoria Cooper have joined the team at Igloo Pet Products.

Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer Grove Pet Foods has welcomed Marie Rowden to its team.

Veterinary practices in East Anglia and the South East are welcoming a familiar face as Andy Wellsteed returns to the area in the role of territory manager for Agria Pet Insurance.

Gillian Thomas-Jones has joined Natures Menu as a UK key account manager.

Former Britvic and Elizabeth Arden national account manager Deborah Jones has joined Pet Food (UK), taking up a similar position as key accounts manager for both UK and international customers.

Michael Weedon, deputy CEO and communications director of the British Independent Retailers Association, is leaving bira at the end of June.

Trilanco has recruited 12 new team members to help support continuing growth.

Peewee the parrot welcomed newcomer Kirk Rothwell during his first few weeks as Bucktons brand manager. Kirk is the latest addition to the pet division and is based in Driffield, in Yorkshire.

Territory sales manager Michael Stanyon is bringing new drive to 200-year-old Burgess Pet Care as he travels more than 1,000 miles a week to reach the company’s growing customer base.

AmPet Products has appointed Kate Muncaster as its national account manager.

Pet Food (UK) has added five new recruits to its growing team.

Vicky Skinner has joined the team at the Pet Industry Federation as education manager.

South East-based EAF has appointed David Taylor to help expand all sales and promotions for bedding and haylage brands BedSoft and HaySoft.

CASCO Pet has welcomed Kevin Shove as the company’s new head of sales.
In this newly created role, Kevin will be responsible for sales team leadership, customer engagement and for driving sales revenue globally. In addition, he will be a contributor in the area of marketing and business strategy.

Veterinary lecturer and former veterinary nurse Kären Smith has vowed to ‘keep Burgess Pet Care at the forefront of nutrition’ as she takes on her new role as nutritional advisor at the Yorkshire pet food firm.

Louise Rudderham and Ewan Lavender have joined Pooch & Mutt as the company continue its rapid growth.

Kelly Davis has been unanimously elected to chair The British Dog Groomers’ Association.

Former head of marketing communications Fiona Wallin has joined as its first head of marketing.

Nottinghamshire-based pet food manufacturer Grove Pet Foods has welcomed Amy Watson to the team.

All Pond Solutions has welcomed a new trade sales account manager, Paul Galer, to its expanding team.

TopSpec has welcomed two new business development managers to its team with the appointment of Jessica Burbage and Sarah McAndrew.

Jessica Balmer has joined Trilanco as brand manager – which means three generations of the same family are now working for the award-winning wholesaler.

BARF diet specialist Benyfit Natural has appointed Alex Light as a sales account manager. He will be responsible for looking after the needs of Benyfit’s retailers and stockists and will also be helping to further expand the brand’s presence in the retail sector.

The latest recruit to join the AmPet Products team has certainly made her mark on the business with her pet knowledge and prowess at championship level dog shows.

Pet pharmaceuitical and healthcare manufacturer Beaphar UK has appointed  Vicky Le Fanu as marketing communications executive.

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