PetQuip Awards Finalists Revealed

The PetQuip Awards are firmly established as a mark of excellence for companies wishing to highlight their products and services to the world.  

Now in their sixth year, such is the popularity of the awards that several hundred entries were received this year, and following the judges’ deliberations, these have now been whittled down to a list of 39 finalists.

 Commenting on the quality of the entries received, PetQuip’s trade association manager, Pat Flynn said; “It has been a mammoth task working with our team of experts to filter through the entries and each and every finalist can be proud of their achievements.  This is particularly true for those companies that have made it into the final line-up in categories where there were a large number of entries. 

“Our final judging panel, made up of independent retailers, a retail chain buyer and a marketing analyst, will have a hard time deciding the ultimate winners”.   

The 2018 finalists are:

 Business of the YearPetQuip Awards Finalists Revealed

Broadreach Nature +

Danish Design

Group 55

Loving Pets


Natures Menu

Pedigree Wholesale

Wild Wash

Exporter of the Year

Burgess Pet Care

Chicken Guard

Group 55

Loving Pets

Marketing Project of the Year

Company of Animals



Inspired Pet Nutrition/Harringtons

Just for Pets

Natures Menu/True Instinct

Wild Wash 

Pet Product of the Year

Three categories:-

1) Food & Treats:

Hownd – Hemp Wellness Treats

Kennelpak – Yakers Dog Chews

Loving Pets – Ora Bone

Meatlove – Training Sausage

Naturediet – Moist Meaty Treats

Nutriment – Dinner for Cats

Poppy’s Picnic – Enhanced Pet Food

Poppy’s Picnic – Complete Meatballs

Poppy’s Picnic – Follow-on Paste 

Slurps – Nutritious Dog Drinks

2) Accessories:

Collarways – Mookiemax grooming and massage tool

Collarways – WestPaw chew

           Company of Animals – new launch

           Danish Design – Dog Duvet

           K9 Organics – Shampoos/Paw Balm

           Pet Trade Innovations – Doc & Phoebe No Bowl System

3) Health & Technical:

Catipilla – Climbing Frame

Chicken Guard – Automatic Chicken Coop Door

Collarways – Anti-parasite Collar

Doggy’s Cuppa – Daily Dog Brew

PetWeighter – Dog Feeding System

Sure Petcare – Microchip Pet Door Connect

Sure Petcare – Cat Flap Connect

WaggleAntics – Tick Defence  

International Pet Retailer/Distributor/ Wholesaler of the Year

Saint Vincent Group, Dubai

Samohyl, Czech Republic, online retailer, France

Whesco, Denmark

UK Pet Retailer of the Year

Colchester Pet Stores, Colchester, Essex

Hart Pet Supplies, Benfleet, Essex

Mutt & Co Pet Boutique, Hartlepool, Teesside

Pack and Clowder, Hackney, London

The Wet Nose Dog, online retailer

WaggleAntics, online retailer

Lifetime Achievement 

To be revealed on 23rd September at the PetQuip Awards dinner.

Speaking about how the industry perceives the value of the awards, the director general of PetQuip, Amanda Sizer Barrett said; “News of the winners is always eagerly anticipated, and the publicity generated for those runners- up, finalists and winners should never be underestimated.
“PetQuip receives worldwide recognition and to gain one of its awards demonstrates that the winning firm is a high achiever in the pet industry.  Using the awards as a form of promotion can add significant credibility to both a company and its products in both home and overseas markets.  We are looking forward to finding out who will be the lucky winners this year.”  

Final judging will take place in August with the winners being announced on Sunday 23rd September at the PetQuip Awards dinner, which takes place on the first evening of the PATS pet trade exhibition in Telford.

Following the success of last year’s presentations, the PATS New Product prizes will also be presented at the dinner.  Tickets for the event can now be booked by calling 01959 565995 or emailing

Tickets are £80 plus VAT or £70 plus VAT for PetQuip members and in addition to entry to the event, the price includes a drinks reception, three course meal with wine and entertainment.  As in previous years, the occasion promises to deliver a fun evening of networking, good food and wine.

PetQuip is the International Trade Association of Pet Equipment Suppliers.  The PetQuip team assists and promotes the development of international trade in the pet equipment sector, providing a catalyst for business contact between manufacturers, suppliers and buyers.