And They Re Off Entries Open For Industry Awards



And they’re off! Entries open for industry awards
22nd June 2017

By Karen Pickwick

Entries for the 2017 Pet Industry Federation Awards open today online through, the website of pbwnews, the Forum & Awards’ media sponsor.

New for this year are three categories recognising projects that have been particularly innovative or sustainable, and a Charity of the Year award that recognises important achievements between the third sector and pet businesses.

It is free to enter your business in the Pet Industry Federation Awards and to be in with a chance of winning you simply need to tell us, in no more than 500 words, why you think you should win. To help steer you in the right direction however, we have put a list of criteria together that judges will be specifically looking for in the entries.

Shortlisted companies will be announced in the October issue of pbwnews, with the winners being revealed, alongside the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Pet Industry Federation Awards dinner at Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, Northamptonshire on Tuesday, November 28.

Taking its cue from last year, the gala evening promises to be memorable.

The Pet Industry Award categories are:
1. Retail Chain of the Year
2. Independent Retailer of the Year
3. Manufacturer of the Year
4. Wholesaler of the Year
5. Exporter of the Year
6. Grooming Business of the Year
7. Kennel or Cattery of the Year
8. Pet Service of the Year
9. Sales Representative of the Year
10. Sustainability Award of the Year
11. Innovation of the Year
12. Charity Award of the Year

The deadline for the receipt of entries is Monday, August 21.

Lead sponsors of the Forum & Awards are Mars Petcare, Crown Petfoods, Natures Menu and Agria Pet Insurance, with pbwnews as media partner.

Tickets for the Forum conference & Awards will be available online at Further details are available from Alexandra Baker on 01234 224509.

View the Pet Industry Federation awards and criteria here