Industry Award Finalists Unveiled, Pet Trade News & Events from Pet Business World UK



The Pet Industry Federation has unveiled its shortlist of its 2021 awards, chosen from a record number of nominations.

Winners from 19 categories will be announced at a celebratory dinner in Northamptonshire on Thursday 21 October – along with three other special accolades to be announced overnight.

The Pet Industry Federation Awards are supported by Principal Sponsors Tuft and Cliverton, Category Sponsors National Pet College, Doglyness and Natures Menu and Media Partner pbwnew.

The PIF Gala Night, at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester, will publicly recognize outstanding applicants and companies for their impact on the companion animal industry in 2021.

This year’s finalists, whose names will be subject to final evaluation by an independent jury to confirm the overall winners, are (in alphabetical order):

Cattery of the year
• Cattery Alloa
• Four Paws Country hotel for pets
• Hawthorn kennels and cattery
• Cat comfort
• Mayfield Cattery
• Pet

Dog Daycare Company of the Year
• K9 Club
• Lowestoft dog crèche
• Friends pack
• the chalet of roses
• Stuffed dogs

Export company of the year
• BecoPets
• Burgess Pet Care
• Burns pet nutrition
• Christies Global
• Clydach
• Rosewood

Grooming Company of the Year
• Brite barks
• Happy dogs
• KD grooming
• Palm trees
• Doggie fair
• Urbanpaw grooming

Grooming Wholesaler of the Year
• Christie
• Groomers Ltd
• Mutneys
• Simply clean
• The Simpsons
• Technologist

Home boarding business of the year
• Bark and birch
• The Country Dog Hotel
• Millin Creek
• Pet
• Care of the poochee

Independent Retailer of the Year
• Creature comforts
• Henri & Cie
• a natural Cornish pet
• Feed them naturally
• Shed for pets
• The dog box

Kennel of the year
• Country boarding for cats and dogs
• Four Paws Country hotel for pets
• a luxury dog ​​boarding Glyntawel
• the dog’s palate
• the chalet of roses
• Tarbay kennels

Manufacturer of the Year
• Chow Bella
• Hedge dogs
• Nutrients
• Skinner’s
• T-Forrest

New company of the year
• Bark bags
• Doggy Yum Yum
• Club K9
• Mocking paper
• Urban mutts
• Walker and Drake

Online Business of the Year
• Christies Direct
• Ella & Cie.
• Kavé
• Legs & Presto
• PetsMagnet

Pet Retail Chain of the Year
• Pretty
• Only for pets
• Kennelgate / Pets and friends
• Pets at home
• the pets corner

Pet Service Company of the Year
• Dig 4 dogs
• Pet care
• Pawfect dog service
• Sitter4Pets
• Thea’s Lakeland walks
• Turner n Pooch

Product innovation (Cat)
• Bio Pet Active
• Tonicity (Kitty Rade)
• Tonicity (Yummy Rade)
Product innovation (Dog)
• Bark bags
• Doglyness
• Pro Dog Raw
• Mocking paper
• Urivet
• Weenect
Product innovation (small mammal)
• Hay pigs
• Kavé
• Mealberry
• a pillow filling

Supplier of the year
• Bark bags
• Christie
• Doodle
• Dorwest
• Eden Holistic Pet Food
• Leisure growing up
• Raw prime

Sustainability Award
• Doglyness
• a bag of green shit
• Herbal Dog Co.
• Leisure growing up
• Natusan
• Yuska

Wholesaler of the year
• Wholesale of RA
• Best pets
• Wholesale pedigree
• Su-Pont
• Trust in pet products
• Vital.

Two Special Achievement Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented during the evening, recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the companion animal industry.
Nigel Baker, Managing Director of PIF, said: “The number and quality of nominations this year proves that there is still so much innovation and excellence in the companion animal industry and many reasons for us. all.

“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 the industry has to offer. “
Do you want to attend the awards ceremony? Individual tickets and tables are still available for purchase at the link

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

Further information on the PIF Awards – including sponsorship opportunities – is available from the PIF Events Coordinator, Daniel Everett, on 01234 224507 or by email at [email protected]


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