International Trade Association
of Pet Equipment Suppliers



April 2024


PetQuip is the UK’s international trade association for the pet product and services sector. Our role is to help British suppliers of pet care products and services to increase business in the UK and internationally. The following are just some of the services we offer our members:

Sales leads

PetQuip receives enquiries direct from international trade buyers which we pass on to our member companies. Sales leads generated from pet product buyers over the last couple of years have been sourced from across the world.

The PetQuip Annual Directory of Products & Suppliers

This multilingual directory of members is distributed to thousands of international trade buyers annually via mail, at overseas trade shows and during market visits, ensuring publicity for members around the world.  Member company and product details also feature on the PetQuip website which also contains links to members’ own websites.

Face to Face and Virtual Meet the International Buyers events

We regularly invite trade buyers to the UK and arrange a day of one-to-one meetings for them with PetQuip members as well as holding separate virtual Meet the International Buyer events.  Please contact us for details of the next Meet the International Buyers events.  

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 which is held on an evening during PATS Telford. PetQuip members can attend the party at discounted rates.

The PetQuip international buyer database

The association’s international buyer database holds 11,000+ company records, detailing information by market on distributors, agents, wholesalers, garden centres, DIY / home centres, mail order / internet sales companies and ‘other’ retailers (i.e. co-ops, supermarkets, country stores etc).  Member companies have the opportunity to order records from the database at modest rates.  

PetQuip market research library

We hold a wealth of information on the pet product sector worldwide, including international market reports, trade magazines, information on petcare trade events worldwide, exhibition catalogues and much more!  

Free advice and signposting by phone, email or via face-to-face consultation

Our team is always available to assist members with advice and business signposting. For those more challenging technical or legal exporting enquiries, beyond the scope of our services, we have set up a free email helpline for members with export training and consultancy company, Strong & Herd LLP.

The PetQuip A-Z Guide to Exporting

This exclusive export guide for members is packed full of the latest exporting updates and changes. The annually updated 100+ page guide is written specifically for our members and is available exclusively to members.  It covers areas such as how to find export customers, pricing strategy, payment terms, international standards, patents, packaging, labelling and much more.

UK exhibitor groups and industry information stands at key international trade shows

PetQuip organises the British exhibitor groups at international trade shows including Interzoo, Zoomark, Global Pet Expo and Superzoo. Our expert exhibition team simplifies the whole process of organising your stand and participation and delivers a comprehensive package of organisational support, pre-show promotion to international buyers, expert help and advice in the run up to and at the event, plus valuable follow-up sales leads.

Gardenex & PetQuip E-News

This digital e-news magazine includes information, details of events and opportunities for UK exporters.

International press coverage

The Federation promotes the UK pet product sector and its members’ products internationally in press releases targeted at the trade press and promotes members’ products at trade shows where PetQuip has organised British exhibitor groups.

International Retail E-Bulletins

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

A 12.5% discount of stand space at Glee

PetQuip members receive a 12.5% discount off their stand costs at Glee.

International Show Discounts

PetQuip negotiates discounts for members at overseas trade exhibitions.  

New Membership Benefit

Exclusive credit control and debt management member benefit, worth over £359 per annum, for all members!

Working in partnership with ICSM, we are pleased to offer you complimentary credit checking and legal letter facilities, and heavily discounted specialist payment data to support your business in this critical area. ICSM will assist your credit control department, offering industry-specific expertise and valuable debtor information, to protect your bottom line. This benefit is designed to act as an extension of your credit control department, helping you to make informed decisions.

The FREE service entitles members to:

  • Individual login to the ICSM website

  • Online UK credit reports and free ‘datascan’ credit community information for new customers checked on the ICSM database

  • Free ICSM online overdue payment and legal letters: final demand, breach of contract and account overdue

  • Confidential Members-Only Credit Community, which provides you with the opportunity to share in complete confidence information from your debtor’s database about abuse of your credit terms and alerts you to changes of circumstances for companies which you have credit checked online via the ICSM website.

  • Access to ICSM expert credit consultants for help and advice on credit control and debt recovery.

  • Additional services are also available to you at discounted prices.

Intellectual Property Protection Service

Designed by chartered patent attorneys Murgitroyd specifically to meet the needs of our membership. This service offers members a 30-45 minutes free Intellectual Property (IP) advice per issue and a 20% discount on their fees for preparing and filing design and trade mark applications at the UK IP Office (with the exception of official fees).  

Discount on selected Mintel market reports

Mintel is a leading international market intelligence agency; members can benefit from a 25% discount on their 2023 US garden and pet market reports. The reports include information such as market size, trends, sales and forecasts, the leading retailers, along with data on consumer attitudes and behaviour. 

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

The firm provides a wide variety of training courses and guides on exporting and importing. PetQuip members receive a discount of £70 off all export training courses and £20 off clinics.

Discounted Computer Data Recovery by Lazarus

This UK based data recovery company offers a simple and affordable fixed price service for business and personal computers, laptops, mobile phones with 'a no fix, no fee' guarantee. It offers a discount for PetQuip member companies and all their staff.

A Design Deposit Scheme

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

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 receive a 20% discount on the annual subscription to the magazine.

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.

Exclusive access to a wide range of valuable business services

Membership of PetQuip allows you to also benefit from reduced attendee fees for seminars, workshops, conferences organised by the Federation and its affiliate members; and much more.

Other new affiliate services are being introduced. Please check out the Benefits of Membership section of our website on a regular basis for further details.



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