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PIF reveals 2021 award winners
22nd October 2021

By Karen Pickwick


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The best of the best in the pet industry were last night recognised at the Pet Industry Federation Awards 2021, held at Whittlebury Hall, in Northamptonshire.

Hosted by the Pet Industry Federation’s chief executive, Nigel Baker, and chairperson, Katie Goldsmith, more than 250 people attended the black tie event, celebrating the return of the industry awards in person. 

Supported by headline sponsors Tuft and Cliverton, category sponsors the National Pet College, Doglyness and Natures Menu, and media partner pbwnews, the 25 winners were:

Dog Daycare Business of the Year   
Pack Buddies Doggy Daycare

Cattery of the Year   
The Pet Joint


Export Business of the Year   
Christies Global


Grooming Business of the Year   
Palmer’s Dog Grooming

Grooming Wholesaler of the Year   
Christies Direct


Home Boarding Business of the Year   
The Country Dog Hotel

Independent Retailer of the Year   
Creature Comforts


Kennel of the Year   
Rose Cottage Doggy Hotel & Daycare


Lifetime Achievement Awards   
Robert Quest



Lifetime Achievement Awards   
Craig Taylor


Manufacturer of the Year   
Skinner’s


New Business of the Year   
Barking Bags


Online Business of the Year   
Kavee

Pet Product Wholesaler of the Year   
Bestpets


Pet Retail Chain of the Year   
Jollyes

Pet Services Business of the Year   
That’s Pawfect


Product Innovation Award (Cat)   
Tonisity International - YummyRade


Product Innovation Award (Dog)   
Scoff Paper


Product Innovation Award (Small Mammal)   
Haypigs – 100% Timothy Hay 1kg


Special Achievement Awards   
James Middleton and Kelly Davis


Student Awards   
Aoife Taite and Keyna Summers

Supplier of the Year   
Dorwest Herbs


Sustainability Award   
Petface

Nigel Baker said: “After not being able to hold the PIF Awards in person last year, they are back – bigger and better than ever!

“Our judges were overwhelmed with the huge amount of quality entries in each category, which reassures us that the industry is still innovating and thriving despite the challenges of the past 18 months.  A huge congratulations to all of our winners, who represent the best of the UK pet industry.

“I was personally delighted to see so many new and familiar faces at Whittlebury Hall and all of us at PIF are happy to see the optimism in the industry for the years ahead.”