Impact Exhibitions & Events Ltd, the organiser of PATS Sandown, has reported an increasing number of new exhibitors for next year’s outing. The exhibition for pet retailers is set to run over 20-21 March 2018 at Sandown Park.
“An impressive number of suppliers and manufacturers are appearing at the Sandown Park venue in Surrey for the first time. These include Bunty Pet Products, Cotswold RAW, Dogue, Finer by Nature, Healthy Hounds, Higher Nature, Interpet, Memory Bloom, The Furry Chef and Woolf UK. Maho Products from Italy will also be making its PATS debut,” read a statement.
It will be Finer by Nature’s first appearance at a PATS show and managing partner Gary Pitchford is looking forward to the prospect. He said: “We will be at PATS in 2018 as it’s the premier event of its kind. We’re excited by the great variety of visitors from across the UK and beyond.
The Furry Chef is a London-based fully-certified organic pet food brand. Co-founder Julia Stadler, commented: “We will officially be on the market in January with four kinds of delicious dog biscuits and feel privileged to be able to showcase our boxes of organic goodness in such a dynamic environment as PATS Sandown. With this platform, we hope to really introduce our brand, our values and our message to the world.”
Tick all the boxes
Cotswold RAW appeared at PATS Telford in September and the company said it was delighted with the response from retailers to its range of dog food.
“PATS Telford ticked all our boxes so it was inevitable we’d add Sandown to our 2018 diary,” said Chris Brierley, co-founder of Cotswold RAW. “PATS stands tall as a significant gathering in Cotswold RAW’s ever-expanding events calendar, providing the perfect setting to engage with our independent sector heartland, rub shoulders with fellow pet food pioneers and champion our core messages of nutritiously balanced BARF diets and the UK’s dynamic rural economy.”
Higher Nature is another company appearing at Sandown for the first time after a successful PATS debut appearance at Telford. Kristina Everest said: “We are exhibiting to increase awareness of Higher Nature Pets within the industry, and ultimately gain listings following on from our presence at Telford.”
Exhibiting at Telford also convinced Memory Bloom to take a stand for the first time at Sandown as founder Johanna Buitelaar-Warden explained: “We’re a new brand and PATS enabled us to make contact with the trade and start building relationships with potential stockists. We are excited about attending PATS Sandown and the potential access it offers to new contacts in London and its surrounding areas.”
As well as seeing an unrivalled array of new pet products and speaking to top suppliers and manufacturers, visitors to PATS Sandown will also be able to listen to talks from prominent industry figures.
Annie Foord, the event organiser commented: “It’s great to see so many new companies choosing to exhibit at PATS Sandown for the first time. Together with our valued regular exhibitors, they are sure to make the two-day show one to remember.”
Parking is free at Sandown Park, and the organiser said everyone will receive free tea and coffee, and a free show catalogue.
PATS Sandown in March is the only place to see the whole pet industry and all the latest products under one roof and is designed to cater for both pet retailers and garden centres.