Pet Industry Awards 2018

The shortlist for the 2018 Pet Industry Federation Awards has been announced!

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. This year’s entries were particularly high-calibre in the pet service sectors, such as home boarding and doggy daycare, reflecting the growth these types of businesses in recent years; and in product innovation - a new category which has proved exceptionally popular. Judges will now focus on whittling these quality finalists down to winners.

The winners will be 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. To secure your tickets, please see the link at the foot of this page to access our online ticket system.

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

This year’s finalists are:
Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance)

Digbys Pets & Aquatics, Skegness
Kennelgate – Pets & Friends, Lichfield
The Dog House, London
PetLondon, London
Redpaw Pet Supplies, Plymouth
The Pet Experience, Weymouth

Manufacturer of the Year (sponsored by PATS)

Danish Design
Marriages Specialist Foods
Natures Menu
Perf1c Bybenji

Export Strategy Award


Grooming Business of the Year (sponsored by Jelf)

Barkingham Park Pet Spa, Neath
Canny Cuts, Shrewsbury
KD Grooming Studio, Wincanton
Muddy Pawz, Wakefield
The Dog House, London

Kennel of the Year

Home from Home Pet Care Ltd, Hull
Orchard End Kennels, Crediton
Quintessential Quarters, Stafford

Cattery of the Year

Chequer Trees Cattery, Heathfield
Hedgerows Cattery, Norwich
Lea Wood Cattery, Gainsborough
Mayfield Cattery, Mayfield
The Cats Whiskers, Bedford

Dog Walking Business of the Year

Friends for Pets, Bristol Branch
Happy Hounds, Winchester
Muddy Pawz, Wakefield
Woof Walkies, Wrexham

Home Boarding Business of the Year

Barking Mad, Fife & Kinross
Friends for Pets, Bristol Branch
Holidays 4 Dogs, York
The Pet Joint, Denbigh
Woofies Pet Services, Abergele

Dog Daycare Business of the Year

Buddies Doggy Daycare, London
Claire’s Comfy Canines, Burnham
Doodley Dogs, Storrington
Happy Hounds, Winchester
The Wag Club, London
Willow Tree K9, Biggleswade
Woof Walkies, Wrexham

Product Innovation Award

Naturediet Eco-Friendly Packaging Range
Peak Pet Products Pet Weighter
Pet Trade Innovations Doc & Phoebe’s No Bowl System
Poppy’s Picnic
Siccaro Supreme Pro Dog Drying Robe
SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Connect
The Groomi

Sustainability Award

Marriages Specialist Foods
Pooch & Mutt


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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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