More than 130 companies and brands have booked stand space, including 30 firms exhibiting at PATS Sandown for the first time. With six weeks to go before the show, pre-registration of visitors is higher than it was at the same point in 2020, the last time PATS Sandown was held.
Already, 180 products have been entered into the New Product Showcase. All lines will be entered into the New Product Awards, which will be judged by a panel of independent retailers on the first morning of the show.
Irish company Park Life, which makes natural pet treats, is exhibiting at PATS for the first time and can’t wait for the show to arrive. Founder Richard Marles said: “Park Life has a product offering and bold branding that is unlike anything else on the market, so it’s important for us to get the physical product in front of potential customers. PATS comes highly recommended as the best place in the UK for any innovative pet start-up which wants to get noticed.”
PATS exhibition organiser Gordon Thomas said: “All the signs point towards PATS Sandown being a highly successful show.”
This year’s Sandown show takes on extra meaning as it will be the 25th PATS exhibition to be staged. To celebrate the milestone, a special drinks reception sponsored by pbwnews will be held after the first day of the event. Exhibitors and visitors will be invited to stay behind for the reception, which will also be marking the 50th anniversary of Pedigree Wholesale, a regular exhibitor at PATS.
The exhibition takes place on Sunday March 27 and Monday March 28, 2022. Pet product retailers and buyers wishing to register for free entry to PATS Sandown should visit www.patshow.co.uk where a full list of exhibitors can also be found.