PATS Telford

The countdown to PATS has begun, it is now only a matter of weeks away to the UK’s leading pet trade show event, so make sure you are all registered to come along by clicking here.

Come and see the PIF team

The PIF team will be on Stand A31, so why not come and speak to us about that range of benefits available to you as members? These include developments with our public facing website,, our forthcoming events including the British Dog Grooming Championship and the PIF Forum & Awards, as well as changes to the primary authority scheme and the new licensing regime. We will be on hand to discuss all of your enquires regarding membership, licensing, education and any other questions you may have.

There will also be a chance for visitors to enter our prize draw to win free tickets to the Forum & Awards. So, do drop by and say hello.

There’s always plenty of chocolate, and, who knows, there may even be a glass of something….!

FREE interactive grooming demonstrations

We are also excited to announce details of the PATS Grooming Workshop at Stand G54. These FREE two-day state-of-the art grooming demonstrations and talks will be given by some of this country's leading dog groomers, in association with PIF’s grooming division, the British Dog Groomers' Association, and KD Grooming Studio (Kelly Davis). The demonstrations will highlight the knowledge and expertise required to successfully complete traditional & modern grooming techniques - and will show off a few creative twists and turns as well. A seminar timetable is available here.

Get the latest on the new licensing regime and primary authority

Nigel Baker, PIF CEO, and member of the DEFRA Expert Panel on licensing will be giving a free to attend seminar each day about DEFRA’s planned changes to animal establishment licensing and how these will affect your business. The seminars will also cover information about the benefits of the Primary Authority scheme and there will be an opportunity to put your questions to him.

You can see Nigel at the Seminar Theatre D53 at the following times:

Sunday 24 Sept - 14.40

Monday 25 Sept  – 13.20

PATS is FREE to attend, and there is loads of free parking right outside the exhibition centre. Telford is easily accessible off the M54. For further details and to register to attend, please visit 

Don’t forget, if you’re not going to PATS, then you can always contact us on 01234 273933 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will be able to help with any queries you may have.




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