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PetQuip welcomes rise in membership
16th October 2020

By Justine Thompson

International trade association PetQuip has seen an increase in new memberships as more UK businesses call on its services.

Companies facing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s transition from the EU are turning to PetQuip for help and support.

Benefits exclusive to member firms include access to a database of international buyers, taking part in ‘Meet the International Buyer’ events (currently being organised ‘virtually’), global market research, technical advice, comprehensive business bulletins and access to the Federation’s online specialist exports helpline.

In addition, PetQuip obtains cash grants for eligible UK exhibitors from government at key exhibitions, including major international shows like Interzoo.

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The A-Z Guide to Exporting 2020-21 is a comprehensive resource of exporting information, advice and practical tips, and is one of the key exclusive benefits of membership. The 100-page latest edition provides practical advice on every aspect of exporting, finding export customers, working with distributors and international customers generally and explains the main kinds of export documentation and payment and shipping terms required in international trade.

PetQuip is also holding a series of ‘virtual’ Meet the International Buyer events in 2020 and more are planned for next year. These events bring buyers and suppliers together to create valuable new business opportunities for both.

Eco-friendly company The Green Poop Bag, which produces compostable bags for the pet industry, is now taking advantage of the services provided by PetQuip. Founder Denise Lucas described the support she’s received so far as “absolutely superb”.

She added: “We decided to join Petquip so we could connect with other businesses in the same field. As a start-up company we’ve also taken advantage of all the information given. I believe we will be able to expand faster as a result.”

Amanda Sizer Barrett, director general of the Federation, said: “The last couple of years have seen huge challenges for UK businesses with the uncertainties of Brexit and the current coronavirus pandemic but PetQuip is here to help.

“We are looking forward to supporting UK suppliers in the next months to navigate the outcome of the UK’s transition from the EU and to seize the undoubted international business opportunities that lie ahead.”