The UK pet industry will finally get the chance to meet up again for the first time in 18 months when PATS Telford stages its biggest ever show on September 26-27.
Excitement has been building for a return of the live in-person exhibition with both suppliers and buyers eager to speak face to face about all the new products that will be on show.
More than 190 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest launches, including more than 50 new UK and international companies, and the exhibition will be spread over three halls at Telford International Centre for the first time.
Pedigree Wholesale has been ever present at PATS shows over the years and the award-winning company is keen to be re-united with the rest of the pet industry.
Newly appointed managing director, Gerard O’Mahony, said: “We’re really looking forward to PATS Telford. This has always been a great show for Pedigree Wholesale, and we know our customers feel the same. We’ve got lots of new ranges to share, and PATS always provides us with the perfect platform from which to show and demonstrate these to lots of customers. It’s always a busy and engaging two days.”
Beaphar UK also acknowledged the importance of PATS Telford bringing the industry back together. Business manager Dr Sue Huggett commented: “It has been a challenging 18 months, so we are really excited to be able to see our friends and customers from the wider pet trade in person once again. PATS is always a highlight of the pet trade calendar, and this year we’re very excited to be returning to the Telford exhibition. We look forward to welcoming both existing and new retailers to our stand.”
Leanne Blunn, a buyer for the Just for Pets, said: “We are really looking forward to attending PATS this year and catching up with existing suppliers and meeting new ones to discuss ranges and new lines for our stores. It’s a great place to see what innovation has been going on within the trade and get a first glance at new product launches and development, which is always an exciting part of the visit.”
Visitors to the show will also be able to listen to talks from prominent industry figures and watch grooming demonstrations by leading pet groomers in association with Mathew Spry and The Welsh Grooming Academy.
In addition, there will be a special appearance by Kelly Davis, winner of the BBC TV hit series Pooch Perfect, and a return of Groom-off Sunday, a unique competition for novice groomers.
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