PATS is ‘a fantastic platform for business’ says award-winning exhibitor


As PATS Telford prepares for its biggest show ever in September, the boss of an award-winning company says the UK’s pet industry exhibition is a “fantastic platform for business”.

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Entrepreneur Tracey Voss, managing director of pet product manufacturer Tailor-Grace, attended the very first PATS show at Sandown Park in Surrey in 2009.

Tracey, founder of pioneering products such as ‘Huskaloo’, the world’s first eco-friendly compact cat litter made from coconut husks, said she felt “tied up with the history of PATS”.

And she had high praise for PATS and the organising team behind it for having developed the exhibition into “a fantastic platform for businesses”.

“I feel I’m tied up with the history of PATS because I exhibited at the very first one, at Sandown in 2009. I saw what PATS did for the industry early on, by creating an independent platform for visitors to attend and exhibitors like myself to showcase new products,” said Tracey.

“Having been there from the very beginning, I’ve watched PATS go from strength to strength. It’s now a fantastic platform for businesses, particularly PATS Telford. The site is accessible, easy to park at, central and it’s housed in a big, roomy hall.”

Tracey, who has worked in the pet trade for 25 years and has just been shortlisted as a finalist for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022, has also previously won five awards at PATS for her products.

Last year, Huskaloo was named a New Product Award winner at PATS Telford 2021. And it also won Gold in the ‘Innovations In Lockdown’ category at the PetQuip Awards 2021.

Tracey added: “I’d like to thank and pay tribute to organisers Gordon Thomas and his hardworking team for creating what has become a terrific, well-put-together show.

“PATS is the platform for the British pet industry to showcase its products. It attracts key visitors not just from the UK, but also from overseas, all under one roof. It’s fantastic, especially as an event at which to launch new products.

“And the size and wide reach of PATS also spans a spectrum of categories within the pet sector, attracting groomers, boarding kennels, independent retailers and big supermarkets.

“PATS has hugely grown in popularity and is certainly a lot bigger than the very first PATS I remember attending all those many years ago.”

PATS Telford is taking place at the Telford International Centre on Sunday and Monday, 25th and 26th September 2022.

Visitors to the show can register online for free entry at the PATS website A full and up-to-date list of exhibitors is available on the website together with information on how to reach the venue and regularly updated show news.