August 17, 2017

Blades Services releases Noir Grooming collection


Rose gold is a popular metal at the moment, and is used widely in the manufacture of specialist jewellery. Recently launched in the UK, the Noir range of quality grooming equipment boasts beautifully crafted metal fittings that contain copper alloy to help protect against bacteria and ergonomic handles for comfort and control. All backed by a 5-year guarantee. Paula Bryan, MD: “When I first came across this range, I went, ‘wow’.” The range covers a wide selection of brushes and combs, de-shedders and stripping knives for control. Claw clippers for nail maintenance, scissors for trimming and a clipper and trimmer…

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Trilanco expands sales team with the appointment of two area managers


Trilanco Ltd has appointed two new area managers to support the trade sales of Harry Hall International’s brands across the UK. The Lancashire-based agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler announced its exclusive UK trade sales and trade distribution rights of Harry Hall International earlier in July 2017. The deal further enhances the range of equine and pet products available to retail customers. Angela Pearson joins Trilanco from Harry Hall where she worked for 16-years in a variety of roles including area sales manager. Angela will cover the North of England and Scotland. Angela commented: “I’m really excited to be working for…

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Leading animal organisations for degree programme enhancement


Two exciting developments are taking place this summer within the Animal Management faculty at Hadlow College, which will directly benefit our undergraduate students starting this September. In recognition of the ever-changing industry and the growth in the companion animal sector, Hadlow has partnered with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE). The partnership will see Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor and Professor Peter Neville, both recognised animal behaviour experts, contributing to the College’s successful animal behaviour degree programmes with lectures and tutorial support. Commenting on this, Professor Neville said “As a largely unregulated sector, successful animal behaviourists rely on high quality education…

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Unipet: new products for 2018

Unipet International Ltd, Europe’s leading suet-based wild bird food manufacturer, have been busy creating new products this year to keep up with the demand of the ever-growing industry. The products were first introduced at PATS Sandown back in March, so are now really starting to show their popularity with distributors. New products include: Pre-Filled Suet Block Feeder Complete with a popular 300g insect-flavoured suet block, this attractive ‘house-shaped’ feeding solution is sure to complement any garden. Retailing at around £1.99, it’s an affordable option for all! Simply insert some string into the hole at the top of the feeder, hang…

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Pooch and Mutt recommended in Vogue Paris


One of the UK’s fastest growing pet companies Pooch and Mutt will feature in the August issue of Vogue Paris. Pooch & Mutt’s “health food for dogs” are specific to the health and well-being of pets. The range consists of grain-free and wheat-free foods with natural ingredients tailored to help with a variety of health problems common to dogs. We know that for humans, ‘food is fuel for life’ and Pooch & Mutt believe the same should be true for dogs. In the August edition of Vogue Paris, the magazine features an article which highlights ways in which humans maintain their health…

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Group55 appoints new formulation and development manager


Group55 have appointed Kate Horton as their new Formulation & Development Manager. Kate is an expert in both animal and personal care formulation chemistry and she will lead her team in developing bespoke products, not just for Group55’s in-house brands such as Animology, but for many well-known retailers and brand owners around the world for whom the company provides private label solutions. To complement and enhance the state of the art laboratory at the new Group55 head office, a full testing laboratory has also been installed and Kate will be using her experience in compatibility and stability testing to manage…

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Queen’s corgis to enjoy a TastyBone treat after Palace visit


Nylon chew brand TastyBone’s CEO, Tony Raeburn, enjoyed a visit to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family as part of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrations. The Blackburn-based company was among more than 150 to be recognised for its contribution to business in the UK, having exported its range of nylon “TastyBones” to 29 countries around the world. Tony Raeburn, CEO of Pet’s Choice parent company to the TastyBone brand, said of the visit: “After a long conversation with the Queen, she seemed genuinely interested in our achievements here at TastyBone….

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Tetra launches limited edition Minions aquarium to engage Minions’ fans


Tetra has launched a limited edition 30L Minions themed aquarium1 to welcome young children into the exciting world of fishkeeping as well as Minions’ fans of all ages with the help of their favourite yellow friends from this year’s biggest movie, ‘Despicable Me 3’. The Tetra Minions aquarium comes with fun decorative items including ten amusing stickers children can add to the glass, a double-sided Minions background poster and a mini Dave figure which can be attached anywhere on the outside of the aquarium. With a user-friendly beginner brochure those new to the hobby are able to ensure their aquarium…

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Unipet reveals new redesigned website


Unipet International Ltd, Europe’s leading suet-based wild bird food manufacturer, are pleased to share their newly designed website which aims to give visitors an insight into the company behind the highly respected brands; Suet To Go® and Hentastic®. They have worked hard to evolve the website so that it’s now capable of bringing both brands together in a vibrant and informative way. Part of their plans for the latter part of 2018 include getting to know the end consumer; what is it that they would ultimately like from the manufacturer and how can Unipet become more involved with the people…

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Lily’s Kitchen partner with PDSA and KidZania UK

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The British producer of naturally nutritious, proper food for pets, Lily’s Kitchen, has joined forces with the UK’s leading veterinary charity PDSA to launch an exciting new activity at KidZania UK in Westfield, London where kids learn how to keep pets happy and healthy. The new joint-branded Pet Wellbeing Centre at KidZania has been created to educate the next generation of pet owners about animal welfare in a fun and engaging way. The UK is a nation of pet lovers, but research has revealed that 85% of children have never heard about the five animal welfare needs (environment, diet, behaviour, companionship…

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