The Pet Industry Federation has revealed the finalists for this year’s PIF Awards.  The Pet Industry Federation Awards not only celebrate those pet businesses that have made outstanding achievements throughout the year, but it also provides a fantastic opportunity for the whole industry to come together, socialise and network over a three-course meal with entertainment.

This year’s record number of entries were particularly high-calibre – particularly in the retailer, manufacturer and pet service sectors, and the judges will now focus on whittling these quality finalists down to winners.

This year’s finalists are:

Independent Retailer of the Year – sponsored by ROYAL CANIN & James Wellbeloved
Creature Comforts, Glasgow

Millies Wolfheart, Keighley

PetLondon, Marylebone, London

The Pet Experience, Weymouth

Trusty Pet Supplies, Derby
Unique Pets, Aylesbury
Pet Retail Chain of the Year – sponsored by Natures Menu

Kennelgate, Hucknall branch

Pets Corner, Horsham branch

Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by PATS



JR Pet Products


Pet Foods UK Ltd

Sea Treats

Wholesaler of the Year – sponsored by PATS


Pedigree Wholesale

Trust Pet Products


Innovation Award of the Year

Bruces Doggy Daycare,



Pet Remedy

Natures Menu


Sustainability Award of the Year

Inspired Pet Nutrition



Exporter of the Year

Armitage Pet Care

Danish Design

Naturo Pet Foods

Pero (Foods) Ltd

The First Class Pet Company Ltd


Grooming Business of the Year

The Muddy Paw, Northampton

Barkingham Park, Neath

Shampooches, Harrogate, N. Yorkshire

The Doghouse, Eltham, London

Poppy’s Parlour, Clacton on Sea, Essex

Canny Cuts, Shrewsbury

Charity of the Year – sponsored by Mars Petcare

International Cat Care

Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation charity

Kennel/Cattery of the Year – sponsored by Jelf Insurance

Quintessential Quarters, Stafford

Hedgerows Cattery, Alpington, Norwich

Lea Wood, Gainsborough

Chequer Trees, Heathfeld, E. Sussex

Lower Mill Boarding Kennels & Cattery, Pontesbury, Shropshire

Chetwynd Firs, Telford

Pet Services – Doggy Daycare

Bruces Doggy Daycare, Cobham

Claires Comfy Canines, Burnham

Happy Hounds, Winchester

K9 Cares, Hereford

Suffolk Canine Creche, Woodbridge

Willow Tree Canine Daycare Ltd, Biggleswade

Pet Services – Home Boarding & Dog Walking

Bona-Fido, Warwickshire

Barking Mad, Middlesex

ChristchurchK9, Dorset

Creature Comforts, Cheshire

Holidays4Dogs, York

Woof Walkies Limited, Wrexham

Pet Services – Other Pet services

Agria Pet Insurance, Aylesbury

Amity Pet Care, Redhill

Friends for Pets, Cheddar, Somerset

Rhodes2Safety, Elloughton, E. Yorkshire

Very Important Pets, London

The Awards winners will be announced on Tuesday 28 November at a themed black-tie dinner to be held at the Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, Northamptonshire and will be presented to the winners by Professor Tim Morris, from the Animal Welfare & Welfare Board for England.

Additionally, guests will also discover the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance.

Tickets to this fantastic evening, which include pre-dinner drinks, wine, three-course dinner, live entertainment and the thrilling awards spectacle are available from £116 per ticket – or book a table of 10 for a discount. Call the PIF team on 01234 273933 or visit Accommodation is available at Whittlebury Hall by calling 01327 850490, quoting reference 70483, and at nearby hotels.

The Awards are presented in association with media partner PBW News and principal sponsors Agria Pet Insurance, Natures Menu, Mars Petcare, James Wellbeloved & Royal Canin; and awards sponsors PATS, and Jelf; and take place against the backdrop of the Pet Industry Forum – a conference and networking event, tackling cutting-edge issues and business topics.

Further details about the event and online booking can be found at

You can also call 01234 273933 to secure your place over the telephone.