Pet Industry Awards 2018

Entries for the 2018 Pet Industry Federation Awards are now being received online through PBW News’s website (, the event’s media sponsor.

This year sees the pet services category split into three separate awards recognising the growth of these types of business within the pet industry; namely, Dog Walker of the Year, Home Boarder of the Year and Dog Daycare Business of the Year. In addition, the independent retailer category has been divided into livestock retailer and non-livestock retailer, acknowledging the difference in these businesses and the role that livestock retailers play in safeguarding the industry by supplying pets to new pet owners.

There is also the addition of a Groomer Achievement Award, to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the UK pet grooming industry. It is free to enter the Pet Industry Federation Awards. Those interested in applying should check the list of criteria which are available online and cover the areas that judges will be specifically looking for in the entries.

Shortlisted companies will be announced in the October issue of PBW News, with the winners being revealed, alongside the Lifetime Achievement Award and a Special Recognition Award, at the Pet Industry Federation Awards dinner on Tuesday 27 November at Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, Northamptonshire.

We are grateful to the lead sponsors of the Forum & Awards: Mars Petcare, Crown Petfoods and Natures Menu.

The deadline for the receipt of entries is Tuesday 28 August

Categories are as follows:

1. Pet Retail Chain of the Year (sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance)
2. Non-Livestock Retailer of the Year
3. Livestock Retailer of the Year
4. Manufacturer of the Year (sponsored by PATS)
5. Wholesaler of the Year (sponsored by PATS)
6. Export Strategy Award
7. Grooming Business of the Year (sponsored by Jelf)
8. Groomer Achievement Award
9. Kennel of the Year
10. Cattery of the Year
11. Dog Walking Business of the Year
12. Home Boarding Business of the Year
13. Dog Daycare Business of the Year
14. Product Innovation Award
15. Sustainability Award

Awards Criteria are available.

Click here to enter the PIF Awards.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the Awards categories. Further details on this or any other aspect of the event are available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on 01234 224509.


In the evening, join us for a spectacular birthday-themed evening at the Pet Industry Awards, as we celebrate our thriving and dynamic pet industry. The evening celebrations include at the black-tie event, includes a three-course dinner, wine, entertainment and live band until the early hours.

PIF Member: £125
Non-Member: £160
Finalist ticket: £80

Prices exclude VAT.


A limited number of rooms have been put aside for the PIF Forum & Awards, for £126 B&B. Please contact the hotel directly on 01327 850489, quoting reference 82015, to secure a room at this rate.

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