The UK's Spring Pet Industry Exhibition

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The UK's National
Pet Industry Exhibition

Impact Exhibitions and Events Limited - one of the UK's most experienced show organisers. 

A dedicated team with over 80 years combined experience of running trade shows.

We first staged PATS in 2009 and AQUA in 2010 and the majority of the team have worked together for over 20 years.

Call the team on 01892 862848 or email an individual (see below)

Gordon Thomas

Gordon started exhibition organising in 1982. In his almost 40 year exhibition career he has staged more than 80 exhibitions, including many of the UK’s major trade and consumer events, The Spring Fair, Interbuild and the Autumn Fair . Gordon was responsible for Glee between 1999 and 2003 and, along with Annie Foord, was also responsible for incorporating Petindex alongside Glee in 2001. Gordon’s major achievements include building the visitor attendance at both Glee and Petindex. His desire has always been to stage exhibitions with colleagues who share his passion for his ideals; delivering great value and fun events to exhibitors and creating positive, enthusiastic reasons for visitors to attend.

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Fiona Dagger - Sales

Fiona began her exhibition sales career in 2001 and joined Impact Exhibitions in 2018. In her 20 years Fiona has staged more than 30 exhibitions, including The Royal Smithfield Show, GLEE and The Spring Fair. Fiona has a huge experience of selling space at retail, gift, and agricultural events.

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Jo Scotting - Operations

Jo has worked in exhibitions since 1997 and was responsible for the operations of six Glee and Petindex Exhibitions, as well as the Spring and Autumn Fairs.  Jo has worked on the operations side of PATS since its launch in 2009. Throughout her career she has organised more than 40 exhibitions; and although these have included some of the UK's largest trade fairs, Jo has never lost sight of the importance of customer focus.

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Joanna Bladon - Visitor promotion and web management

Joanna started working in exhibitions in 2001 when she worked on Glee and Petindex and Spring and Autmn Fair, amongst others. In 2008 she joined Impact Exhibitions for the launch of PATS and subsequently AQUA. She has worked on over 40 exhibitions working within the various departments of event/exhibition organising and marketing and enjoys all that comes with events from the pre-show organising to onsite and seeing the event open.

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Helen Price - Show administration

Helen has worked for Impact Exhibitions since 2009 and has been involved in the organisation of over 25 shows. Helen comes from a publishing background having worked on many different publications from University Prospectuses, to Children’s educational books and business to business directories at Benn’s, before joining the team at Impact.

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Vikki Norman - Accounts and marketing

Vikki is a fully qualified chartered accountant and has worked for Impact Exhibitions since 2017, implementing financial strategy, internal systems, and all aspects of regulatory returns. Vikki has a background in investment management where she was actively involved in investment decisions and marketing of funds during her 20-year career in the city.

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Neil Pope - PR

Neil is a trained journalist by profession, having learned the trade on his home-town newspaper, the Grantham Journal. He has edited leading consumer magazines like Angling Times, Today's Golfer and Garden News. He became heavily involved in the pet industry in 2009 when he was made Editor of Pet Product Marketing, and over a three year period built up a good relationship with the trade, including the PATS team. Neil, who took over as PATS Press Officer in November 2012, has three dogs – Lucky, Oskar and the latest addition Billie.

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