Manchester-based pet bedding and accessory specialists Scruffs® have won the gold award for “Exporter of the Year” from PetQuip, as announced at PATS® Telford on Sunday 26th September.
A transcript from the PetQuip Awards evening read: “Our first category this evening is a very poignant one as it commemorates a dear friend and colleague whom we sadly lost in 2019. To celebrate her memory, we have introduced a new award, the Theresa Swann Award for Exporter of the Year. Theresa will be known to many of you, having worked tirelessly with exhibitors and exporters for over 25 years. The gold award goes to a team of people who work hard to produce a full and exciting range of products, merchandised in eye catching ways which appeal to countries worldwide. We are privileged to have worked with them for a long time too.”
Dubby Klyne, Group Trading Director at Scruffs®: “Having won the PetQuip “Exporter of the year” award, it is clear that export continues to be a major part of the Scruffs® business with customers in every one of the 27 EU Member States, and across several continents including Asia, North America, Africa & Oceania. We’d like to thank the industry specialists for recognising the efforts our Logistics and International Sales Teams make each year to bring Scruffs® products to market across the globe.”
Scruffs® is also pleased to report a successful return to face-to-face exhibitions, with PATS® Telford exceeding the company’s expectations.
A spokesperson for Scruffs®, said: "After almost two years without a Pet Industry trade show it was difficult to know quite what to expect from PATS® Telford, but it’s fair to say that the show exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations. Gordon and his team managed to deliver a show that was both professional yet personal at the same time and the Pet Industry as a whole owe them a great debt of gratitude as, for the first time since the pandemic began, it felt like “business as usual” to both exhibitors and visitors alike. Against a backdrop of widespread stock and Logistics issues, a fuel shortage “crisis”, and the lingering effects of Covid-19 there was an almost palpable sense of relief from people able to speak to one another face to face and touch and feel products for the first time in many months – all in a safe yet open environment."