The Pet Industry Federation has today announced the finalists in the sixth annual Pet Industry Awards. This year’s bumper crop of entries were particularly high-calibre and the judges will now focus on whittling these quality finalists down to winners .

This year’s finalists are:

Grooming Business of the Year – sponsored by Jelf

Dogs Delight, Chiswick, London
Grooming at Tiffany’s, Beccles, Suffolk
KD Grooming Studio, Wincanton Somerset
Ulti-Mutt Dog Grooming, Calne, Wiltshire

Kennel or Cattery of the Year

3Cs Cattery, Camberley, Surrey
Chequer Trees Cattery, Heathfield, East Sussex
Fairmile Cattery, Fairmile, Devon
Lea Wood Cattery, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Pets Country Manor, Tarbock Green, Liverpool

Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by PATS

Arden Grange

Danish Design
Natures Menu
Pet Brands

Pet Service Business of the Year

Barking Mad, Northumberland
Chase Pet Services, Cannock, Staffordshire
Positive Animal Solutions
The Pet Butler, Portsmouth
Wagging Tails, Swindon

Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Food4Paws, Blackburn, Lancashire
Poole Farm Feed Centre, Great Yeldham, Essex
Pets Corner, Cheltenham
Williton Pet Centre, Taunton, Somerset

Wholesaler of the Year – sponsored by PATS
JK Aquatics
Sky Pet Products

The Awards winners will be announced on Thursday 23 October at a glittering and memorable Monte Carlo themed dinner to be held at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, Towcester, Northants and the awards will be presented by boxing legend, Frank Bruno MBE.

Additionally, guests will also discover the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by PIF Telecom, and will find out which pet products pet owners simply can’t live without, as voted for by the dedicated readers of Your Dog/Cat magazines. A very special auction will take place later in the evening, along with a raffle, both to raise funds for The Pet Charity.

Tickets to this fantastic evening, which includes pre-dinner networking, wine, three-course dinner, music, a disco and the thrilling awards spectacle are strictly limited and are available from £80.00 per ticket – or book a table of 10 for a discount. Call the PIF team on 01234 273933 or visit Discounted accommodation is also available at Whittlebury Hall.

The Awards are presented in association with media partner PBW News and sponsors PATS, Burgess Pet Care, Pedigree Wholesale, Jelf Insurance Brokers, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, PIF Telecom and Compton Hall and take place against the backdrop of the Pet Industry Forum – a conference and networking event, tackling cutting-edge issues and business topics.

The Pet Industry Federation Forum begins on Wednesday 22 October with a selection of ice-breaking events, including rally driving and a charity golf tournament and an evening buffet, before talks covering merchandising, the UK economy, consumer trends and Google take place from Thursday 23 October, alongside plenty of opportunities for networking.  Lead sponsors of the Forum are: Crown Petfoods, Nestle Purina, Mars Petcare and Hills Pet Nutrition.

A range of ticket options is currently available, and delegates are advised to book now to avoid disappointment. A higher ‘late-rate’ will be applied to tickets bought after 20 September.

Further details about the event can be found at You can also telephone 01234 273933.