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In the hot seat is the sales and marketing director of family-run business Connolly’s RED MILLS
The founder of sustainability brand Beco talks to pbwnews editor Justine Thompson
Daniel Vander, managing director of new wholesaler
For a company that’s only five years old, Benyfit Natural has been making waves in the UK and Europe pet market and is set for even greater heights. Sandra Pearce talks to managing director Greg Van Praagh about the business and the raw pet food sector
Raw pet food manufacturer Paleo Ridge was set up about five years ago. Sandra Pearce chats to MD Tyler Daly to learn more about the family business and how it’s experiencing such rapid growth
Norfolk-based Naturediet has invested heavily in its green credentials, with a £1.5m investment in Tetra Pak® packaging – a first for the UK pet market
Now 20 years old, The Real Petfood Company has hit a number of milestones – including Wagg’s debut into wet dog food. MD James Lawson and TRPC founder Graham Wheeler give pbwnews a look behind the scenes at the Welsh multi-million pound facility
It’s time to smash the myths around the feeding of fish to dogs and that Fish4Dogs is a ‘niche’ product, so the company is determined to change mindsets – especially in the UK
Burgess Pet Care launched a new food specifically for indoor rabbits at PATS Telford, and says this is all part of its commitment to animal welfare
The growing demand for natural food and the impact of Brexit forced Town & Country Petfoods to have a long, hard look at what it was doing and how – and the impact on sales has more than proved that it’s on the right track
Pet accessories company Doodlebone is experiencing rapid growth and has moved to new premises more than 10 times the size of its first unit. If it has achieved this much in its first four or so years, what will the next five years bring?
As Burns Pet Nutrition founder John Burns and his employees prepare to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary, the business looks back at its journey, plans for the future and what separates it from the competition
Family-owned business The Innocent Pet is home to the Innocent Hound, Innocent Cat, Innocent Rabbit and Innocent Guinea ranges of luxury hand-made, air-dried, grain-free treats – but there have been a couple of heart-stopping moments in its five-year history!
Eden Holistic Pet Foods was launched a few short years ago in 2012 and is creating waves and growing a loyal following among both pet owners and retailers. Its secret, it says, is simplicity…
The raw pet food manufacturer capped off a busy year by moving into its new home, a purpose-built site in Snetterton. Sandra Pearce is given a tour around the new offices and factory, and learns about the company’s plans
There is no such thing as a fussy dog, says Pet Munchies founder Suzanne Rothman, they’re only demonstrating they’ve got good taste. Sandra Pearce meets for a coffee and talk about the rise of the natural gourmet pet treats manufacturer and her plans for the future
Cotswold RAW is a raw pet food manufacturer based in the Cotswolds on a mission to introduce more dogs to the concept of raw and making it easier for retailers and owners to give it a go
Sometimes life can seem very complicated, but at 3P Enterprise, it’s all about making life simpler for pets and their owners. Every product it sells contributes in some way to fostering and enhancing the pet-human bond, says owner Grantley Rogers
Matthew Bubear, CEO of CASCO Pet, talks to pbwnews about how CASCO started and his plans for the future
If there is one constant about Beaphar it’s that something is always happening, says Sue Huggett, who talks to pbwnews about the company’s milestone moments and the challenges it’s facing
Dorwest Herbs has the honour of being the only company with a range of fully licensed herbal veterinary medicines, and last year it moved to bespoke premises in Dorchester. We chat with granddaughter Jo Boughton-White to learn more about the family business
Mermaid Fish Imports is a wholesaler of tropical and coldwater fish, animals and plants and prides itself on its traditional values and service. We visit to learn more about the Midlands-based supplier
Veterinary surgeon and business founder John Burns launched Burns Pet Nutrition in 1993 and is passionate about the benefits of feeding pets a nutrient-rich diet of high-quality animal proteins and whole grains. He also has a reputation for speaking frankly about the pet food industry
There’s so much more to business than just the bottom line, says Henrietta Morrison, who set up Lily’s Kitchen eight years ago. She talks about how her company is trying to make a difference to society
Arden Grange is an award-winning manufacturer of super premium, natural, hypoallergenic pet foods and treats. We learn about what makes the company tick and where it is headed
Inspired Pet Nutrition has had a very busy 12 months. We find out a bit more about where the company is going and its plans for the future.
It’s been a busy few months for Pets Choice, with new launches and the acquisition of Tasty Bone. We meet chief executive Tony Raeburn to find out more about his plans for the Lancashire manufacturer.
Dog treats manufacturer Hollings has seen steady growth in the sale of its natural treats. The family-run business has invested heavily in its three sites and has seen output reach incredible volumes
Organic food specialist Laverstoke Park Farm has partnered with Nutriment to launch a range of raw dog food. Laverstoke owner Jody Scheckter and Nutriment founder Suzanne Brock talk about this joint venture
SureFlap is known for its microchip cat flaps and pet doors and has recently moved into the pet feeder category, but at Interzoo this month, it will be revealing a new chapter in its history
Launched in 1936, the premium brand Laughing Dog has gone from strength to strength and has released new products, all designed to keep dogs healthy and happy
Antos may have started selling its dog treats and chews from the back of a small yellow van, but it now has thousands of satisfied customers across the UK. Co-owner Antoon Murphy talks about the early days, and where the company is going…
Betty Miller has set itself the challenge of baking the best dog biscuit in the world. We drop by its Daventry bakery to see how this journey is coming along.
It’s been an interesting few years for Forthglade Foods, capped by a multi-million pound investment from a private equity company. Sandra Pearce learns more about the Devon-based pet food manufacturer.
Northampton-based Brunos celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Sandra Pearce talks to owners Jeremy and Jackie Hunt about their journey as wholesaler, retailer and garden centre owners
In four short years Westland Horticulture has become a major player in the wild bird, pigeon and indoor bird and aviary sectors with its brands Peckish, Bucktons and Nature’s Feast – and it has big plans for each…
Loving Pets started selling just last September, and demand has taken off – it’s seeing sales of around 20,000 of its Bella Bowls into Europe each month. We visit to learn what’s so special about these pet bowls, and what else this fledging company has up its sleeve
It’s been an interesting two years for Surrey-based raw pet food manufacturer Nutriment. Sandra Pearce visits to learn more about what makes this fast-growing company tick
There’s a buzz in the air at Sky Pet Products. Sandra Pearce visits the Northamptonshire-based manufacturer and distributor to learn what’s on the cards…
Ancol is a leading manufacturer of collars, leads and harnesses in the UK, but also has a reputation for its other pet accessories including toys, grooming and clothing ranges. We visit its Walsall base to learn more about the company
Little did Dewi Parry realise that mixing his own dog food would lead to him setting up a pet food company in Wales. Over the years, Pero Foods has grown its range of blended products, and now also offers an own-label range for retailers
Burgess Pet Care revealed its new brand identity at PATS Harrogate, with its entire product range now under the Burgess banner. We visit to learn more about the direction the family company is heading…
Fairly new to the pet market, Animology has quickly made a name for itself and is growing its export markets on a seemingly day-by-day basis. Sandra Pearce visits the Preston-based manufacturer to learn more
We’re all familiar with the saying ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’. At the Company of Animals, giving pet owners the best education on their training and behaviour products is core to its business. Sandra Pearce learns more about the company and its founder, Dr Roger Mugford
2014 has been a tumultuous year for Henrietta Morrison, kicking off with January’s Channel Five documentary on dog food and now catapulted into the controversy over the launch of Lily’s into Tesco.
From its base in Suffolk, Supreme Petfoods exports to 22 countries – but the interests of the UK independents remain a key priority for this global player.
If you want to know about anything bird related, Rob Harvey’s your man. Apart from a wide range of bird food, Rob Harvey Specialist Feeds supplies everything the pet retailer and professional breeder could ever want…
Within spitting distance of Old Trafford is the home of pet bedding specialists Scruffs. Sandra Pearce visits to learn more about the brand and where it is going
Lancashire-based GA Pet Food Partners is keen to help retailers bring an own-label pet food product to market. Sandra Pearce visits and learns more about the family-run business
Comedian WC Fields is credited with the line ‘Never work with children or animals’. Well, Phil and Gail Gibbs are, thankfully, guilty of only half of that. Sandra Pearce visits to find out what goes on behind the scenes at Essex Breeding Centre