Jo has worked in exhibitions since 1997 and was responsible for the organisation of six Glee and Petindex Exhibitions. Jo has worked on the operations side of PATS since its launch in 2008. 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.
Fiona first started in exhibitions on a stand at The Chelsea Flower show in 1998 and 1999 selling garden statues and also worked at the Tatton Park Flower Show. In 2001 she joined Clarion events where she worked on Home and Gift Harrogate and Royal Smithfield show. In 2005 she joined Emap where she worked on Glee and Spring Fair. Being an animal lover she has three dogs and chickens to name a few, she enjoys horse riding in her spare time.
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.