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Specialist wholesaler Trilanco has appointed Donna Kelly as national accounts manager as part of an expansion of its sales team.
UK-based Podium Pet Products, which took both Dog Rocks and Pet Remedy branded lines to the US and Canadian market, has appointed Kim Goldsworthy as sales director for North America.
 
Trixie has promoted Russell Cook to the new role of national sales manager UK. 
Sophie Richardson, of specialist wholesaler Trilanco, has passed the R-SQP exam so can now advise on medicines for farm animals, equine and companion animals. 
Daniel Heron has joined Sharples Pet as key account executive covering the North of England.
Natural supplement manufacturer Hilton Herbs has welcomed Lauren Kick to the company as marketing assistant.
Podium Pet Products has appointed of Brooke Saville as business development manager.
 Helen Warren-Piper has been appointed sales director at Mars Pet Nutrition UK. She will also join the Mars Petcare UK leadership team.
 After more than a decade as chief executive, Peter Hepburn is leaving Cats Protection.
An experienced pet trade specialist, who loves to mountaineer in her spare time, aims to take Fish4Dogs to new heights as its sales director.
Royal Canin opened the New Year opens with two new appointments in the marketing team, enabling the company to focus on growing business in the specialist pet trade and with dog and cat breeders.
Inspired Pet Nutrition – the UK’s largest independent producer of dry pet food – has strengthened its commercial team with three new national account appointments.
The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association has appointed Greg Van Praagh, director of Benyfit Natural, to its Executive Committee. 
Lauren Brecher has been appointed as the new Whimzees brand manager at WellPet.  
 Trilanco has welcomed four new customer service and sales co-ordinators to its tele-support team based in Wesham, Lancashire. 
A former gymnast has a bright future at a Lancashire vets after defying medical odds when an horrific car crash left her in a coma.
Paul Dennison has joined Pooch & Mutt as commercial manager after three years working on online grocer Ocado’s pet specialist site Fetch.co.uk.
American pet store chain PetSmart has appointed Joshua Kanter as executive VP of marketing and customer experience.
Dog food brand Autarky has entered a partnership with GB agility handler and trainer Anthony Clarke, who is the brand’s first ambassador in the agility circuit and follows the sponsorship of flyball team, the Jets.
Expanding pet food manufacturer Pets Choice has welcomed Laura Mallick to its growing team as key account manager.
Fish4Dogs has appointed a new technical and product co-ordinator, Annabel Battersby, who will help its growing technical team with the development of new products, quality control and regulatory compliance.
The British Dog Groomers’ Association has welcomed Belinda Morris to the ranks of its Guild of Master Groomers.
Graham Wheeler, managing director of The Real Pet Food Company, has joined the main board of Inspired Pet Nutrition – the UK’s largest independent producer of dry pet food with major brands such as Wagg and Harringtons.
Direct Food Ingredients is consolidating its team with the appointment of five new employees.
Natures Menu has made several appointments in its marketing and sales teams.
Founder and company director Samantha Marsh has joined the team at Tigga Towers full-time, alongside sister Lizanne Shew and cousin Tommy Spurling.
Peregrine Livefoods has recruited Shaun Madder as the fourth territory sales manager covering East Anglia, Lincolnshire and the A1 corridor from the M25 north to Doncaster.
The new management team at Vital Pet Products has confirmed more key appointments and is moving to regional teams and a new express pick service for smaller orders.
Burgess Pet Care has appointed three key staff members to support the company’s growth throughout the UK and overseas.
Naturediet Pet Foods is investing in its sales and marketing teams to support the company’s new business development strategy.
Ancol Pet Products has appointed Tom Gwilliam as product manager.
Pet pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturer Beaphar is strengthening its global brand and marketing output, resulting in two promotions and one new recruit for the UK marketing team.
3P Enterprise has expanded its Gloucestershire-based team.
Pet accessories specialist Trixie has recruited two new area sales managers in the UK.
Pets Choice has strengthened its sales team with the addition of a new member.
US chilled pet food brand Freshpet, one of the fastest growing pet food companies in North America, is strengthening its UK team with the appointment of Hannah Edwards as senior marketing manager.
Naturediet has appointed Aaron Burton and Emily Cannon to its senior management team as head of sales and head of marketing respectively.
International Cat Care has welcomed two new members of staff – Ginette Bryant, who joins the Business Department, and Sarah Endersby, who joins the Veterinary Department.
Leading equine feed balancer producer TopSpec has appointed Jodi Finucane to the role of graduate equine nutritionist.
Petcor, the producer of Veni-Dog products, has appointed Laura Bain as its marketing executive with responsibility for developing the company’s UK market and network of stockists.
Natures Menu has strengthened its senior team with three additions to its management team.
Group55 has appointed Caroline Hill as marketing manager. Caroline joins the business from the FMCG sector where she managed the pan-European marketing activities for one of the most recognisable confectionery brands in the UK.
Natures Menu has appointed Tina Byrne in a new role of UK sales trade manager responsible for sales, education and merchandising in the trade and vet sectors, to help drive and manage growth within the raw sector.
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.