Girbau UK Launches Under Counter Washer and Dryer Models

Well known for its robust commercial and industrial laundry equipment, Girbau UK has launched its first professional grade Under Counter washers and dryers that fit underneath standard 900mm height counters. Both machines combine energy efficiency, ease of use and compact size with high quality, durable construction making them ideal for a wide range of applications including veterinary and animal care.

The new Under Counter washer’s strong stainless steel Active Drum™ design has hourglass lifters that guide loads to gentler central areas for better load balance and reduced wear on delicate items. A 180-degree opening door makes the machine easier to load and unload from a basket. It is available with a choice of 6kg or 8kg capacity with either a pump or gravity drain.

Quiet long-life operation is assured thanks to the washer’s sturdy Quattro™ construction with durable shock absorbers that allow virtually vibration-free high-speed spinning. Rather than cheap concrete counterweights, the washer features cast iron stabilisers for higher spin speeds, better water extraction and increased spin efficiency.

The washer features an easy-to-use liquid crystal display user interface. It features 28 flexible programs, three of which are customisable, as well as disinfection, mop, microfibre and allergy settings. It also comes with in-built service diagnostics. The delayed start function can be used to plan ahead and set machines to run off-peak to optimise use of cheaper energy tariffs.

The new Under Counter dryer can also be stacked on top of the washer to save floor space. The 6kg capacity model is available in both condenser and vented versions and the 8kg capacity model is vented. The Sensi Dry system automatically determines the right drying time, saving energy and assuring fabric care. Its convenient auto programs save energy as the running time is automatically adjusted according to load size and the required dryness.

Butterfly drying ™ tumbling in a figure of eight movement, non-stop in one direction stops clothes from bundling and ensures long life durability of the motor and belt. The efficient lint filter has an automatic indicator to remind users to clean it for optimum energy efficiency and safety.

The dryer’s memory function remembers the last program used including any chosen settings, so if nothing needs to change, you can simply press start for the next load.

The new Girbau under counter washer and dryer are now available to order from Girbau UK.


As we all know, the fad of designer breeds is in no way going to decrease. And as more and more people bring home a dog that is not purebred, the issue with skin disorders will not go away.

Skin disorders are a major challenge for everyday groomers. The most common issues reported by veterinarians include folliculitis, seborrhea, atopic dermatitis and sebaceous adenitis. These skin conditions can contribute to poor coat health, irritation, and hair loss. It is important to note that although these are skin conditions, they will affect the entire body including the coat, ears, and feet.

But as a groomer, how do you recognise a skin disorder, and best of all how do you work with the owner to achieve a better life for the dog?

Groomers carry a great deal of responsibility for their clients' pets. It is important to understand that skin is the pet's largest organ, so what you use and how you use it can either prevent or cause dry skin. An imbalance in the skin--what we refer to as 'atopy'--can cause itchy skin and excessive oil production. So, it's very important to get yourself familiarized with shampoo ingredients, and atopic disorders that cause skin disorders, because every product you put on a pet should be able to give something back to the skin that helps normalise the barrier.

With so much information and products readily available to you as a groomer, it is important that you research the information and the right products carefully.

The New iPET Network Level 3 Award in Promotion of Canine Skin, Hair and Nail Health has been developed with the pet professional in mind. It provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the tools, methods and techniques used to keep the skin, hair, and nails of dogs in optimum condition. This course will enable you to gain an understanding of the importance of canine skin care; learn how to assess a dog's body condition; understand pain in dogs (and its causes); be able to recognise abnormal/disorders skin lesions; understand disease processes affecting the skin, hair, and nails; and more.

Paula Bryan, Managing Director of Clipit Grooming is delivering this online course to enable candidates to develop knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of canine hair and skin, to discuss and recognise to know when to recommend a client seeks veterinary advice, and to provide advice to owners on grooming, maintaining coat quality and condition.

This online course is available via Clipit Grooming and can be found by using this link 


The team behind Be:Loved, Carina, Nick and Andrew, give us a rundown of what they can offer you!

We are always working hard to create new natural products to benefit you and your pet’s day-to-day lifestyles.

We won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise building an international pet care business, and Carina has been a leader in the industry for over 16 years. Carina loves horse riding, and her young family keep horses, dogs and chickens. She and her business partners are from farming families in Dorset, Wales and Australia.

We have inherited not only a love of animals, but a healthy respect and practical care for working animals and domesticated pets that pet parents truly appreciate.

The Be:Loved Tale

The inspiration for Be:Loved was an old family heirloom: a farmhouse animal husbandry care book.

Carina’s family used to create cures for their stock using nothing but the hedgerows and nature’s harvest.

They compiled a treasure chest of recipes from soaps and shampoos to help farmers clean grubby hands and paws, to moisturising balms for callouses - and absolutely everything was natural.

We used and reimagined these recipes for our four-legged friends and have an effective and luxurious range of products to help care for and delight pets and pet parents alike.

Together you’re two-of-a-kind. Show that you care with all-natural, handmade products that help pets to be clean, protected and best of all, be pampered.

The current Be:Loved range consists of the Be:Set, Be:Calm, Be:Clean, Be:Bugfree, Be:Vegan, Be:Silky, Be:Pure and Be:Fresh.

There is also a range of balms, Be:Soft, Be:Safe, Be:SunSafe.

Our range of balms has individual benefits for pets and parents alike. Sun cream with a protection factor safe for pets, first aid that helps heal cracked, broken skin and soothing balms to gently prevent and cure rough or damaged skin. All hand-poured with natural ingredients that start to work straight away.

To find out more, get in touch by dialing +44 (0)1628 822247, e-mailing and visiting @belovedpetz on Instagram.

Take A Load Off

A safe space to pop your feet up, offload, and have a chat.

Lister have teamed up with parent company Wahl to create a pop-up barbershop at The Royal
Highland Show to help raise awareness around mental health in agriculture.
Take a load off. A safe space to pop your feet up, offload, and have a chat. Mental health in the
agricultural industry is something that doesn’t get talked about enough. With 92% of UK farmers
under the age of 40 ranking their mental health as being poor, it is a hidden problem that we need to
talk about.
The pop-up barbershop will be open from Friday the 23
rd to Sunday the 25th near the Shearing
Pavilion at The Royal Highland Show. Providing visitors with the opportunity to get a fresh hair cut by
a professional barber, the campaign will be raising money for The DPJ Foundation and the RSABI,
both mental health charities within the agricultural industry.

Attracting over 190,000 visitors each year, this year’s Royal Highland Show will be hosting the
Shearing World Championships, seeing shearers and enthusiasts travelling from all around the world
to support the competition. Creating this safe space at the event is crucial for those who may want to
take a moment to relax and just chat in a safe space.
Martin Booth, Head of Sales and Commercial at Lister, said, "Partnering up with Wahl and offering a
service, such as barbering, that can sometimes be difficult to arrange when travelling and working
long hours is an important step in our mission to supporting mental health within agriculture. It is
vital to raise awareness on this issue the industry is facing and ensure individuals who work in the
rural community get access to the support and resources available.”
Lloyd Rees, shearer and Lister ambassador, said, “Many people working in farming and agriculture
often feel isolated and distanced from the wider communities. This can have a big impact on their
mental health, and without the proper resources and support to hand, can often spiral into
something bigger”.
Kate Miles, Charity Manager of the DPJ Foundation, said, “We are really pleased and grateful that
Lister have taken the lead with the Take a Load Off initiative to provide an opportunity to promote
good mental health in agriculture, the power of taking time and talking. The eyes of the shearing
world will be on the Golden Shears so it’s a brilliant chance to raise awareness.”

G4S Cash360™: Intelligent cash technology for your business

Managing a business means juggling many things at once, and managing your cash is no different. Typically, this takes time, money and energy. Cash360is a technology-led, managed cash solution that addresses these challenges.
Save time and money whilst doing your bit for the planet
Cash360means significant benefits for your business, customers and others:

Money saving: Once your money is inserted into a smart safe, it’s validated, counted, ready for reconciliation and won’t be touched again until it’s collected by a security-vetted driver.                                                             

Improve control: Your cash is visible to you 24/7 via a self-service portal, and as it’s indemnified by the world’s leading security company G4S, you can have peace-of-mind that it’s always secure.

Reduce Waste: The smart safe knows how much cash it’s holding and schedules collections only when needed which reduces the vehicle emissions and one-time plastic associated with banking your cash. 

Your business, customers…and your accountants will be delighted with the results.

Commerce continues to change
Retail is constantly changing. Consumer expectations and behaviour are shaped by so many variables, ranging from social media, emphasis on healthy eating, to the increasing cost of everyday items.

In terms of money, retailers are in the front line of change, having to respond to the increased use of contactless payments via a myriad of devices and schemes, continuous security threats at point-of-sale and, most recently, a resurgence in cash usage in response to the cost of living crisis.

It is clear that retailers need to constantly review and adapt their approach to cash and payments management, from front to middle and back office. While cash usage has decreased, it’s not going away anytime soon and is forecasted to be the second most frequently used payment method in the UK for the foreseeable future.

G4S Intelligent cash management, collections and processing
In an age of constant change in the world of commerce, G4S is the only company that provides a full end-to-end cash and payments management solution. With security at the core of its purpose, Cash360provides business owners and managers with the means to save time and money in cash management.

Cash360is the secure and integrated cash management solution from G4S. If your business accepts cash, you are likely spending a lot of extra money throughout the year on managing it. Cash360reduces these costs and gives time back to the business, while improving security and cashflow.

The Cash360service involves the installation of an internet enabled smart safe connected to the G4S data platform. As cash is inserted at point-of-sale or in the back office, it’s validated and you have real-time visibility through your own self-service portal.
Plus, subject to your Bank’s approval, the cash can be credited to your bank account on the same day, while the money is still on site.

When the safe hits a predetermined limit, G4S automatically collects the money, so you don’t have to plan for or worry about having to cancel unwanted collections.

As the cash is not handled once in the safe, it eliminates errors and potential losses. As the reconciled cash is recorded accurately, your accounts are always correct and fully up to date.

The combination of intelligent cash management, collections and cash processing delivers an optimum solution for your business.

Let cash work for you with Cash360- visit, and search ‘Cash360’.


An innovation in cat healthcare and grooming recognised.

Wrapsio, a scratch-resistant swaddling blanket that helps keep cats calm for grooming and giving treatments, is announced as a finalist in this year's PetQuip awards.

This revolutionary product, made from a unique soft fabric, is not only comforting for the cat but also provides outstanding levels of protection to the handler from paws and claws.

The awarding organisation PetQuip is a well-respected international trade association with a judging panel comprising expert retailers and independent specialists with vast experience. The accolades (to be announced in September) give businesses excellent opportunities to promote their new product developments and successes.

A strong advocate for fear-free animal handling and vet nurse, Miranda Luck, created Wrapsio Cat Wraps to improve cat welfare whilst preventing injuries to their handler.

Miranda said: "We are thrilled to find out we are a finalist. Having Wrapsio recognised as such a valuable and safe aid for grooming cats is a real boost. A gentle alternative to scruffing and muzzling, we already know many professional cat groomers won't work without one".

Industry expert, Christine Anderton of Absolutely Animals, who took part in the initial trials of Wrapsio, said: "We have tried out the Wrapsio and found it fantastic! It's worked really well with scratching cats, and it's given us much more confidence."

Miranda added 'Wrapsio are a small but determined team and to have become a finalist in the PetQuip '22 awards is not only exciting but truly rewarding. We are passionate about providing solutions to help with humane cat handling and are delighted that Wrapsio is being acknowledged in this way”.


DogFest is back and is an absolute must for dog lovers and pet owners alike – expect a fun filled day to treat yourself and your most precious four-legged friend. Taking place in the stunning Loseley Park estate, near Guildford in Surrey on the 7th and 8th May, a day you and your dog will never forget awaits.

DogFest, in partnership with ManyPets (the new name for Bought By Many Pet Insurance) is the ultimate dog-friendly festival created for dogs and dog lovers and jam packed with activities to guarantee a memorable day out and a snoozing pup all the way home.
The mammoth festival sees over 150 shopping stands and over 10 fun-filled activities from flyball to dog diving, as well as food and drinks stalls serving everything from mouth-watering gourmet burgers to pawsecco and pupaccinios (perfect for pooches!) take over the park.

Visitors will be invited to try their paws at non-stop have-a-go activities including an agility course sponsored by Seresto Flea and Tick Collar, haybale racing sponsored by Wisdom Panel or take part in a 2k or 4k Big Dog Walk through the stunning country grounds to raise vital funds for Dogs Trust; or grab a rosette at the ManyPets Fun Dog Show, with categories including Best Rescue or Most Fabulous Fella.

Once festival goers and their dogs have had a go at the activities, they can pamper their pooch with a bit of retail therapy from venders like the Fabulous Filly, a unique bar and shopping experience made for dogs. Dogs can sip Barkarita and Pawstar Muttini Puptails whilst their owners browse the best brand from Poochi, and Furberry to Ted Barker.
Get expert advice from the industry’s leading professionals including behaviourist Adem Fehmi in the Behaviour Zone and Dr Scott Miller, resident vet on ITV’s This Morning, who will be attending for the first time, as well as a plethora of dog gurus provided by Dogs Trust at the Dog School.

Dr Scott Miller said: “I’m delighted to be at DogFest this year to offer advice to dog lovers both old and new! With the pandemic we’ve seen an increase in dogs being a welcome addition into people’s homes, but over this difficult time often the normal avenues of advice and support have been hard to gain access to. I’m really happy to be able to offer my expertise so dog lovers can ask their questions and gain invaluable knowledge so they can be the best pet owners they can be!”

There’s also the not to be missed Instagram worthy dog diving spectacle, delicious refreshments, and the ultimate retail therapy for you and your pup on offer…yes, dog heaven really does exist!
For those interested in re-homing a dog in need, the official charity partner, Dogs Trust, will be hosting a Village Green where visitors can meet dogs looking for a new forever home.
Dogs Trust are also inviting local rescues with their new families to reunite with their rescuers so they can be updated on their new happy lives.
There is also an action-packed main arena with demonstrations from hugely talented canines and trainers including TikTok sensation Lucy Heath. Crufts Freestyle winner Nicci Hindson will be showing off her dancing dogs in the obedience ring and showcasing the latest tips and tricks to teach your pooch.
2 The brand new V.I.Pooch (as in very important) experience is perfect for those more discerning festival goers allowing you entry into the exclusive V.I.P area plus a Goody bag, fast track entry, complimentary refreshments including an ice cream for you and your dog and a chance to meet paw-some celebrities!

DogFest takes place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May at Loseley Park, Surrey. A variety of ticket options are available including weekend adult at £35 or online advanced tickets for families from £58.
DogFest promises a fun filled day for pets and owners alike and this year will reach wider than ever before with seven beautiful venues across the country, from Loseley Park, Surrey to Harewood House, Yorkshire.
For more information visit or make sure to follow DogFest on Instagram via @Dog_fest

Delicious dinners for canine companions in support of Veterans With Dogs

Devon-based charity Veterans With Dogs has teamed up with Forthglade, Devonian natural dog food makers, to unveil a delicious limited edition turkey dinner for dogs, to support the charity’s focus on training and providing assistance dogs to Veterans suffering from mental health conditions such as PTSD.

To support Veterans With Dogs, Forthglade has contributed £15,000 to the care and training of two assistance dogs, which includes a years’ worth of food and care for the pups whilst they are trained into important companions for Veterans who need them the most.

A staple from Forthglade’s grain free range, this much-loved recipe has been given a makeover to support Veterans With Dogs. Being grain free and containing no fillers, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, this gentle recipe is ideal for dogs with sensitive tummies.

The meal is packed with 75% turkey and includes tasty sweet potato and vegetables. With added vitamins and minerals, the complete recipe provides dogs with everything they need to stay fit and healthy. Gently steamed to retain as much natural flavour and goodness as possible, the grain free wet meal is suitable for dogs aged from 1 year+.  It is available in a convenient 395g tray, RRP £1.59.  

Craig MacLellan, founder of Veterans With Dogs explains “We’re really excited that Forthglade has created this special pack for us to help support the charity, it means a great deal to us. Having their continued support helps us fund the training and placement of assistance dogs for Veterans, and raises awareness of the significant impact that assistance dogs have on improving the lives of Veterans suffering from mental health conditions, following their time in the Armed Forces.”

David Cox, CEO, Forthglade says, “We hope the Veterans With Dogs limited edition meal helps raise awareness of this important charity. Mental health and wellbeing can be so positively impacted by the companionship of a dog, and these hero dogs can truly transform a Veteran’s life.  Alongside the limited-edition meal for dogs, we’re really proud to be sponsoring two future hero pups throughout their Veterans With Dogs training programme.”

For further detail on the limited edition ‘Hero Dog’ meal, or to learn more about the charity, visit or to stock the product contact


Over the course of the pandemic and lockdown, the number of people owning pets has risen significantly in the UK. The Pet Population Report 2021, states that over 17 million households now own pets - with a huge 12.5 million of those households having a dog*.

We care deeply for our pets, they truly are a part of the family, but there can sometimes be a knowledge gap when it comes to fueling our furry friends. How much do we feed them? when do we need to feed them? and most importantly...what do we feed them?

Pet food experts Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN) have helped develop Harrington’s Advance Science Diet, which provides a perfect balance of nutrition for your four-legged friends. The diet is also endorsed by Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright and is naturally enhanced for the health and wellbeing or your furriest family member.

Not only does it cater to your pets’ insides, but with a balanced ratio of Omega 3 and 6 oils, your dog’s coat and skin will be healthy and shiny. These Omega oils come from the raw materials in the salmon oil and chicken fat.

Maintaining and caring for your dog’s mobility is key to a healthy and happy animal. A large percentage of dogs in the UK suffer with problems such as arthritis and mobility issues. This is not just limited to older dogs, but dogs of all ages**. The Advanced Science Diet includes Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which comes from the Premium Vitamin and Mineral supplement. These aid mobility by supporting cartilage development, and also block certain enzymes from damaging existing cartilage, while supporting joint fluid to help with lubrication. Both work together to help minimise pain and inflammation.

Changing food can be upsetting for your dog’s stomach, but with the Advance Science Diet, it includes freshly prepared animal ingredients, with over 70% single animal protein sources to help minimise sensitivities that pooches can have to certain proteins.

It takes into account how active dogs can be, by ensuring there is enough protein and fat so that they’re hitting the ideal energy requirements for the everyday pet, which differs for each dog size.

On top of this, digestion is a big consideration, which always comes when you introduce a higher level of animal protein. To combat this, the Advance Science Diet has added probiotic, Bacillus subtilis C-3102 probiotic. Bacillus subtilis creates an environment which is positive for the beneficial bacteria in the gut. It promotes the population of good bacteria in the gut and reduces the pathogenic bacteria. The result is a healthier gut, and better utilisation of nutrients.

Harringtons has taken this science and nutrition and put it all into a new rage of the ‘Advanced Science Diet Dry Dog Food’, available in 3 sizes, small breed, medium breed and large breed, to cater to all dogs in a delicious chicken and gravy flavour with an RRP of £7.50 for a 2kg bag making it an incredibly sustainable diet for your pets.

Sarah McNamara who is a Pet Nutritionist at Inspired Pet Nutrition commented on the range: “We know people care deeply for their pets in UK and want to make sure they are providing them with the best possible diet, and doing so shouldn’t have to cost a fortune. It’s a range and that we’re proud of and a lot of research and hard work has gone into creating it, it is really flexible and made to fit every breed, size and age of dog targeting the inside and out, from gut to coat. With Advance Science Diet, we think we have created something that provides consumers with an affordable solution for high quality nutrition for their pets throughout their entire life.

The best part, it is made by the UKs 1st carbon negative per mood manufacturer using lightweight, low carbon recyclable packaging. So not only will your dog feel good, but the environment will to.

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