29th September to 1st October 2024  |  Telford International Centre

Impact Exhibitions and Events Limited, one of the UK's most experienced show organisers, has a dedicated team with over 100 years combined experience of running trade shows.

PATS (Pet & Aquatics Trade Show) was first staged in 2009, with the majority of the team having worked together for over 25 years.

Call us on +44 (0)1892 862848 or email one of the team below.

Gordon Thomas - Sales

Gordon started exhibition organising in 1982. In his almost 40 year exhibition career he has staged more than 100 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.

 

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 45 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.

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.

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.

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.

Hattie King - Sales & Exhibitor Liaison

Hattie has over a decade of experience in luxury events at private members clubs, working for the Hurlingham Club and 67 Pall Mall, organising several events a year for 3,000 to 5,000 guests. She is also a qualified floral designer, providing luxury florals for weddings and events.

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. 

Call Neil +44 (0)7595 442601 or email press@impact-exhibitions.com

We had a fantastic experience exhibiting at PATS, where we were able to showcase our products. PATS provides us with an excellent platform to connect with industry professionals, gain valuable market insights, and establish relationships, making it a truly successful and rewarding experience.

Charlie Williams
Commercial Director |  Canagan Group

The amount of new products on display is amazing. A visit to PATS is more than worthwhile - it's essential if you're a serious retailer.

Amanda Tallis
Harrys Pets

PATS is the show not to be missed, we get busier every year without a doubt

Rob Newsome
Director Sales and Operations |  Danish Design

This year was my seventh trip to PATS. It’s so important for us to keep up to date and stay relevant, and the event helps us to do that every year

Jo Sutton
Owner |  Discount Feeds in Wetherby
The New Starter Zone had a serious buzz about it. We had a lot of interest, keeping us busy on both days of the show. It was perfect for a new business starting out. 
Louise Toal
Owner & Founder |  Furr Boost
I think the show is important to the industry as it gives people the chance to talk face to face. I loved the New Starter Zone
Jo Milnes
Distinctive Pets, Yorkshire
As a Dutch-based supplier of live, frozen and dried fish food, aquarium plants and water treatments to UK retail outlets, public aquaria and zoos, I am thrilled to hear that PATS is introducing a dedicated aquatics section into its trade show. The fusion of pets and aquatics under one roof promises a great three-day event.
Joey Abrahams
Commercial Director |  Aquadip

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PATS 2024

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