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Hundreds of brands exhibit at PATS Telford
6th September 2017

By Sandra Pearce



More than 300 brands will be on display at the two-day pet trade show, PATS Telford.

The showpiece event, taking place on Sunday, September 24, and Monday, September 25, will be packed solid for what is said to be the biggest-ever PATS Telford.

Peter Roy, of Natures Menu, said: “I’m hoping this PATS, with all the new product and brand development we can showcase, will exceed all previous years. It will be well worth all pet specialist stores coming to see what we are launching this year.

“Over the past five years PATS has been an excellent show for business-to-business trade for Natures Menu, placing over 100 freezers in the UK pet trade each show. When deciding when to launch our new brand to the UK market it was a natural decision to launch at PATS, for the exposure and the quality of the business-to-business footfall we experience.”

Katie Goldsmith, of Collarways, said: “PATS gives us the opportunity to showcase our current ranges and launch new products in a most effective way. We love talking to our customers and showing off the brands we represent.”

And Steve Bolton, of Pettex, said: “We regard PATS as the key event to showcase what’s new to both new and existing customers. It’s also an important event for us to see which way new trends are developing within the industry.”

Innocent Hound is a new exhibitor at PATS and Chloe Heaton explained why her company had chosen to take a stand. “Having recently developed an exciting range of functional treats, we are keen to showcase our products to both UK and international buyers. It is our first time exhibiting at PATS and we believe it is the ideal place for us to do this.”

One of the major successes at PATS shows over the years has been the New Product Showcase, sponsored by pbwnews. Last year at Telford a record number new products – more than 300 – were on show in the designated area. All the products entered into the Showcase will be judged by a panel of independent pet retailers on the first day of the show,

For the first time the New Product Awards will be presented at the PetQuip Awards Dinner, which will be held in Telford International Centre’s Ludlow Suite on the Sunday evening.

As well as seeing an unrivalled array of new pet products and speaking to top suppliers and manufacturers, visitors will also be able to listen to talks from prominent industry figures and witness demonstrations from the country’s leading dog groomers.

The grooming programme, in association with British Dog Groomers' Association and KD Grooming Studio, will include some of the country’s leading groomers. The demonstrations will highlight the knowledge and expertise required to successfully complete all traditional grooming techniques, and will show off a few creative twists and turns as well.

“Myself and the other members of BDGA are really looking forward to delivering two days of interactive demos/seminars at PATS Telford this year,”
said Kelly Davis, director for BDGA. 

“This exhibition is one of the most enjoyable events out there. A welcoming environment with new products, free samples and an opportunity to network and learn is always a great day out in my book.”

Parking is free at the Telford International Centre, and everyone will receive free tea and coffee, and a free show catalogue.

Visitors can register for free entry at www.patshow.co.uk where you’ll also find a full list of exhibitors.