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Industry awards finalists revealed
9th September 2021

By Karen Pickwick



The Pet Industry Federation has revealed the shortlist for its 2021 awards, chosen from a record number of entries.

The winners of 19 categories will be announced at a celebratory dinner in Northamptonshire on Thursday, October 21 – along with three other special accolades to be announced on the night.

The Pet Industry Federation Awards are supported by headline sponsors Tuft and Cliverton, category sponsors the National Pet College, Doglyness and Natures Menu and media partner pbwnews.

The PIF’s Gala Awards evening, at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester, will provide public acknowledgement of outstanding candidates and businesses for their impact on the pet industry during 2021.

This year’s finalists, whose names will go forward for a final evaluation by an independent judging panel to confirm the overall winners, are (in alphabetical order):

Cattery of the Year
• Alloa Cattery
• Four Paws Country Pet Hotel
• Hawthorn Kennels and Cattery
• Kitty Comforts
• Mayfield Cattery
• Pet Joint

Dog Daycare Business of the Year
• K9 Klub
• Lowestoft Canine Creche
• Pack Buddies
• Rose Cottage
• Teddy’s Dogs

Export Business of the Year
• BecoPets
• Burgess Pet Care
• Burns Pet Nutrition
• Christies Global
• Clydach
• Rosewood
    
Grooming Business of the Year
• Brite Barks
• Happy Hounds
• KD Grooming
• Palmers
• Henry & Co
• Urbanpaw Grooming

Grooming Wholesaler of the Year
• Christies
• Groomers Ltd
• Mutneys
• Simply Sharp
• Simpsons
• Technogroom   

Home Boarding Business of the Year
• Bark & Birch
• The Country Dog Hotel
• Millin Brook
• Pet Joint
• Poochee Care

Independent Retailer of the Year
• Creature Comforts
• Henry & Co
• Natural Cornish Pet
• Nurture them Naturally
• Pet Shed
• The Dog Box

Kennel of the Year
• Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs
• Four Paws Country Pet Hotel
• Glyntawel Luxury Dog Boarding
• Pooch Palace
• Rose Cottage
• Tarbay Kennels

Manufacturer of the Year
• Chow Bella
• Hedgerow Hounds
• Nutriment
• Skinner’s
• T-Forrest

New Business of the Year
• Barking Bags
• Doggy Doggy Yum Yum
• K9 Club
• Scoff Paper
• Urban Mutts
• Walker & Drake

Online Business of the Year
• Christies Direct
• Dogbonding.com
• Ella & Co.
• Kavee
• Paws & Presto
• PetsMagnet

Pet Retail Chain of the Year
• Jollyes
• Just for Pets
• Kennelgate/Pets & Friends
• Pets at Home
• Pets Corner

Pet Services Business of the Year
• Digs 4 Dogs
• Hounds Pet Care
• Pawfect Dog Service
• Sitter4Pets
• Thea’s Lakeland Walks
• Turner n Pooch   

Product Innovation (Cat)
• Bio Pet Active
• Tonisity (Kitty Rade)
• Tonisity (Yummy Rade)
Product Innovation (Dog)
• Barking Bags
• Doglyness
• Pro Dog Raw
• Scoff Paper
• Urivet
• Weenect
Product Innovation (Small Mammal)
• Haypigs
• Kavee
• Mealberry
• Pillow Wad

Supplier of the Year
• Barking Bags
• Christies
• Doodlebone
• Dorwest
• Eden Holistic Pet Food
• Leisure Grow
• Primal Raw

Sustainability Award
• Doglyness
• Green Poop Bag
• Herbal Dog Co.
• Leisure Grow
• Natusan
• Yuska

Wholesaler of the Year
• AR Wholesale
• Bestpets
• Pedigree Wholesale
• Su-Bridge
• Trust Pet Products
• Vital.   

Two Special Achievement Awards and one Lifetime Achievement Award will also be handed out on the night, rewarding those people who have made an outstanding contribution to the pet industry.
Nigel Baker, PIF’s chief executive, said: “The number and quality of entries this year proves that there is still so much innovation and excellence in the pet industry and lots for us all to be excited about.

“The awards night will be a great opportunity for everyone to come together after the pandemic break, and we look forward to celebrating with the best that the industry has to offer.”
Want to attend the awards?  Both individual tickets and tables are still available to purchase at the link https://bit.ly/3B1WzPn

A discounted rate is available for all finalists and PIF members – along with special rates for accommodation – if you book before September 21.

Further information about the PIF Awards – including sponsorship opportunities – are available from PIF events co-ordinator Daniel Everett on 01234 224507 or by email at daniel.everett@petfederation.co.uk