International Trade Association
of Pet Equipment Suppliers



UK & International Benefits for PetQuip Members

The PetQuip Awards

The annual PetQuip Awards are open to suppliers, retailers and wholesalers who can nominate themselves or be nominated by others, entry is completely free of charge in any of the categories. Entries usually close at the end of June and are independently judged. The winners are announced at the PetQuip Awards Party held on the first night of PATS Telford. PetQuip members can attend the party at discounted rates.

Promote your company and product information in the PetQuip Buyers’ Guide

This directory of PetQuip members is distributed to both UK and international trade buyers throughout the year ensuring publicity for members worldwide. Published annually, members receive a free address and logo listing and appear in the product listings section.

The PetQuip website

Member company and product details feature on the multi-lingual website which also contains links to members’ websites.

Take Part in Virtual & Face to Face Meet the Buyer events

We regularly invite trade buyers to the UK and arrange a day of one to one meetings. Alongside these we quite often organise workshops and seminars on various business/export topics giving participants a full day of fact finding and networking. Members receive discounted rates. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have held regular virtual Meet the Buyer events.

Receive direct FREE new sales leads

Leads are gained from all over the world via our market visits, participation at major UK and international trade shows, through our website and enquiries received direct from buyers. These are all passed on to our members.

The A-Z Guide to Exporting

This annually updated comprehensive guide is available exclusively as part of your PetQuip membership.

Press coverage for members

PetQuip employs a PR consultant who disseminates press releases about PetQuip members and their products to both UK and international pet publications, usually around the time of shows.

Exhibit at major international trade shows

PetQuip organises British exhibitor groups at international trade shows including Interzoo, Zoomark, Global Pet Expo and CIPS; every aspect of exhibiting is made simpler for you by our dedicated Events team.

Obtain member discounts at UK and Overseas trade shows

PetQuip has negotiated discounts at UK and international trade exhibitions including a 12.5% discount at Glee and 10% at Iberzoo in Spain.

Free export helpline

The PetQuip Team are available throughout the year to help with any export queries. We also issue bulletins containing information on current exporting issues and provide signposting to other relevant organisations where necessary.

Gardenex & PetQuip E-News

This quarterly digital e-news magazine includes details of events and opportunities for exporters.

International Retail E-Bulletins

This e-bulletin is issued every 2 months and will keep you up-to-date with developments in the garden and pet sectors worldwide.

Obtain exclusive access to our buyer database and research library

The PetQuip buyer database holds thousands of company records detailing information by market, on retailers, agents, distributors, wholesalers and much more. PetQuip members can order records from the database (at modest rates). Our research library holds information on the worldwide pet sector; market reports, trade magazines, show catalogues and trade directories. Plus our knowledgeable, multi-lingual Research Team can give you information or signpost you to the answer to any business or export issues.

Group visits/explore the market services

During the year, if members are interested in particular markets around the world, the PetQuip team can organise and lead group visits to enable participants to collect market and buyer information. Where exporters are unable to visit a market themselves, PetQuip can explore a market on your behalf and provide a brief report on the market opportunities for your products. Potential market visits are flagged up in Gardenex & PetQuip News or PetQuip Bulletins.

PetQuip mark of excellence

The PetQuip logo is seen as a mark of expert professionalism by overseas buyers. By being a member and using this logo you are viewed as a company worth doing business with from a worldwide point of view.

Free consultation session for new members

When you join PetQuip you receive a free consultation session at our offices in Brasted. This allows you to see the services we offer and helps us to help you plan your export strategy or help with other business queries you may have.

Trade Challenge Partners  

We are accredited as one of the top Trade Challenge Partners by the UK Government and work closely with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to support our industry sector and lobby on your behalf.

Discount on Strong and Herd Virtual Learning Exporting Courses and Public Training Courses

Strong and Herd (S&H LLP) is a widely respected consultancy in all areas of international trade. The firm provides a wide variety of training courses and guides on exporting and importing, offers business support services such as its OneCall Business Support helpline and provides many other services relating to international trade. Strong & Herd has alliances with key organisations such as the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the British Exporters Association (BEXA), Croner (Wolters Kluwer), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and others. Its associate network allows coverage from finding agents or distributors, customers or suppliers to issues relating to export control compliance (both UK and USA) and payment, including financing, handling excise duties and VAT controls both in the UK and EU.

Discount on AMA Research Market Reports

AMA is a leading provider of UK market reports. The company typically covers, for example, market size, analysis by product group, channels of distribution share by value, recent trends, forecasts and influencing factors.

15% Discount on selected Mintel Reports

Mintel is a leading international market intelligence agency and members can benefit from a discount on selected reports. The reports include information such as market size, trends, sales and forecasts, the leading retailers, along with data on consumer attitudes and behaviour. Please note that these reports do not include buyer contact details. Members wishing to send promotional material to international trade buyers should email Eleanor or Charlie for details of our comprehensive database.

A design deposit scheme

Administered by PetQuip, this provides a straightforward way for members to produce evidence of when a design was created.

The R&D Tax Credit Claim Service

This specialist service helps members claim valuable R&D tax credits. In addition to benefitting from this members might also qualify for the Patent Box Scheme, an opportunity to halve your corporation tax bill and capital allowances of up to 40% of a property's purchase price. Assessments are complimentary with no obligation.

Discounted Intellectual Property Protection Service

Designed by chartered patent attorneys Murgitroyd specifically to meet the needs of our members, this service offers a free, one hour Intellectual Property (IP) audit to check that all IP that can protected has been protected. Members also receive 30 minutes free advice per issue and a 20% discount on fees for preparing and filing design and trade mark applications.

Discounted fees for the reclamation of European VAT

If you are UK VAT registered you can potentially reclaim VAT paid for overseas exhibition costs including meals, hotels, transport and entertainment either by using an agent or by claiming yourself via an electronic system. Both methods can be time consuming and complicated which is why PetQuip have negotiated discounted fees with a reputable agent who understands PetQuip member businesses. Agents can traditionally charge anything from 15% to 30%, PetQuip members pay 12% of VAT reclaimed.

Discounted Computer Data Recovery by Lazarus

This UK based data recovery company offers a simple and affordable fixed price service discounted for Gardenex members for business and personal computers, laptops, mobile phones with 'a no fix, no fee' guarantee and free shipping both ways.

A business mentoring service

Whether you have just started up in business or you have been trading successfully and need to take the next steps for expansion, our service can help. We have negotiated special advice packages for our members with a leading business consultant Steve Myatt BSc Hons.

New Services for Members

20% Discount for The Exporter magazine for members

The magazine looks at the business of international trade and includes lots of practical exporting advice, articles on sectors, international markets and discusses current exporting themes. It also features useful information on customs, finance, export training courses and more. Further details can be found at  Members can get a 20% discount on the annual subscription to the magazine.

20% Discount off the annual subscription to GoGreenSourcing

A new internet portal designed for companies to showcase their environmental and sustainability policies, aims, actions and eco certifications to trade buyers, industry press and their supply chain. This new discounted service offers all our members an opportunity to promote and celebrate their environmental and sustainability aims and achievements. The portal can be searched quickly and easily by buyers looking for companies in targeted sectors, including garden and leisure, pet product and plants and commercial horticulture.  You can upload information and news about your firm’s latest environmental achievements, product innovations, eco awards and environmental certifications.

50% Discounted Social Media Service by Elda Digital Creatives

This multi-disciplinary digital firm with an emphasis on engagement through social media can provide members with a variety of essential digital services. Elda provides members with a 50% discount on their social media management, digital marketing & web design services and can create an active presence for you on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and much more, with analytics to understand how it’s working for you. Visit for case histories, references and to understand how this can help your business.

Telecoms Provider Cavendish Communications – services include VoIP and conference call facilities

Cavendish Communications is an independent telecoms provider to businesses in the UK. As a leading supplier of business phone systems in the UK, its modern office phone systems are all provided with the latest SIP and VoIP technology with the relevant free call bundles. Applications include CRM integration, call recording, call reporting and computer telephony integration incorporating presence and collaboration software. Plus as a separate facility the firm can set up a conference call number for your organisation that can be used for conferences with your colleagues and customers with your choice of Access Code/PIN. For further details, please visit their website:





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