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.
Take Part in 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
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.
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 Zoomark, CIPS, Global Pet Expo and Interzoo; every aspect of exhibiting is made simpler for you by our dedicated Events team.
Benefit from cash grants for eligible exhibitors
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. We secure cash grant funding for eligible British exhibitors at major international trade shows, which can significantly reduce exhibiting costs.
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.
Gardenex & PetQuip E-News
The quarterly digital e-new magazine includes international retail news, profiles of UK & overseas retailers and details of events and opportunities for members.
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.
The A-Z Guide to Exporting
This annually updated comprehensive guide is available exclusively as part of your PetQuip membership.
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.
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.
The PetQuip website
Member company and product details feature on the multi-lingual website www.petquip.com which also contains links to members’ websites.
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.
20% Discount on all Strong and Herd LLP Public Training Courses
The firm provides a wide variety of training courses and guides on exporting and importing.
25% 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.
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
This computer data recovery service is provided by expert firm Lazarus.
A human resources mentoring service
Dealing with employees and making sure you are adhering to employment legislation can be a minefield. Our service offers you the opportunity to work with HR specialists to produce appointment letters, employment contracts and how to formulate a legal company HR policy. We have negotiated special member rates for
one off consultations or monthly assistance. PetQuip members receive a free employment law health check of their current HR materials.
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
A design deposit scheme
Administered by PetQuip, this provides a straightforward way for members to produce evidence of when a design was created.
Free telephone legal advice line from Law Express
Member can access information about business issues such as employment law, contract and company law, marketing law, taxation and health & safety and personal law advice too.
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.