Organisers PATS Sandown have reported that a total of 1,837 visitors attended this year’s show, representing an increase of 2.5% on the number (1,794) who attended the exhibition in 2022.
The successful show closed with visitors and exhibitors agreeing it had been a huge success, with the event delivering a platform for the launch of exciting new pet product innovations.
The New Product Showcase was a busy area throughout the event, and retailers admitted they were spoiled for choice as they decided on which items to stock in their stores for the year ahead.
Show visitors came from independent pet retailers, major pet chains, garden centres, groomers, kennels, vet practices and farm shops.
Event director Gordon Thomas said: “PATS Sandown has proved to be a huge success in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors attending this year’s show plus so many new products being showcased. We were also pleased with the high quality of visitors.
“The reaction to the exhibition is a clear sign that the UK pet market is buoyant and active with so many companies, both established and new, launching hundreds of new products.”
PATS is now looking forward to its September showpiece at Telford International Centre, Shropshire, and already many companies have booked their stands.
Date for the diary
PATS Telford takes place on October 1-2, 2023