Laura Muir joins Simplyhealth Professionals at London Vet Show

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 11:57 BST

​GB athlete and veterinary surgeon, Laura Muir will be joining Simplyhealth Professionals on its stand (K58) at London Vet Show on Friday afternoon. The company is also providing a speciality coffee station.

BVRA conducts the first survey of veterinary receptionists salary and benefits

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 15:00 BST

​The British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) recently polled its members as part of its first salary and benefits survey.* It has found that most receptionists love their job but many are dissatisfied over levels of pay.

Vital partners with new and existing brands for great results at PATS

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 14:35 BST

Vital Pet Trade Specialist aimed to create a great delegate experience at PATS Telford this year and the Directors couldn’t be happier with the results. The leading wholesaler had stand space in the main hall and also in the Vital Gallery where it was joined by suppliers offering exclusive price promotions and some new to the UK suppliers presenting their products for the first time.

Firework fear is an issue for cats too says Lintbells

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 16:43 BST

​Cats may be just as likely as dogs to experience firework fear but their owners are less able to recognise the behaviour. Cat owners are also less likely to use common techniques adopted by dog owners, such as distraction, to help calm their cat.

Pet Brands chosen as a Finalist in the Examiner Business Awards

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2018 09:05 BST

Pet accessories and treats company, Pet Brands, has been chosen as a finalist in the Examiner Business Awards in the ‘SME of the Year (21-50 employees)’ category. The overall winners in each category will be announced on 1st November in Huddersfield.

Vital initiative offers new every day lower price across the entire KONG range

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2018 08:56 BST

Vital has confirmed its support for the KONG brand with its own initiative - a new everyday lower price across the KONG range. The price change will be activated this week and will apply to all subsequent orders, including those taken at PATS Telford.

Veterinary runners triumph in Simplyhealth Great North Run

Press Releases   •   Sep 13, 2018 09:46 BST

The Simplyhealth Great North Run took place last weekend in Newcastle. It’s a half marathon and part of the Simplyhealth Great Run series. ​Simplyhealth Professionals supports some of the vets and RVNs in practices that use its preventive healthcare plans to take part in the Great Runs and this year 28 took part in the Great North Run.

Molly Varga set to give talk on a common emergency at London Vet Show

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 09:28 BST

Gut stasis in the rabbit needs to be treated as an emergency, yet it’s also a very common presentation. RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife medicine and Head of the Exotics Service at Rutland House Veterinary Referrals, Dr Molly Varga BVetMed DZooMed MRCVS, will be delivering a talk on the topic at London Vet Show on 15th November.

Lintbells gets excited about calming at BVNA Congress

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 09:15 BST

​Following on from the launch of YuCALM Cat, Lintbells, the premium natural supplements manufacturer, is making calming the focus on its stand D17 at the BVNA Congress.

Administrators sell confectioners Crawford & Tilley to the Paramount Retail Group

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2018 17:40 BST

Sarah Bell and Steven Muncaster, both of Duff & Phelps, and Joint Administrators appointed by the directors of confectionery company R Crawford (Northern) Limited, have agreed a pre-pack sale of the company’s business and assets to the Paramount Retail Group. The sale concluded at 5 pm on Friday 24th August and safeguards 35 jobs over two sites.

The company, known as Crawford & Tilley, will now be in safe hands as it joins a portfolio that includes sweet-maker Bristows of Devon, which the Paramount Retail Group purchased in 2017.

Bristows has experienced a resurgence in its fortunes since acquisition, after benefitting from over £600,000 of investment at the site. It now enjoys BRC A-rated accreditation and recently passed a RSPO palm oil sustainability audit. Sales growth at Bristows is currently tracking at a rate of 10-20 per cent increase month on month.

Crawford’s is well known for making lollipops, while Tilley’s has a long tradition in making hard boiled sweets, which will complement the fudge, toffee and bonbons made at Bristows. The business operates across two sites in Thrapston, Kettering and Hadfield, Glossop.

Director of the Paramount Retail Group, Ravi Sharma, explains, “We were presented with an opportunity to purchase the business and assets on Wednesday and have agreed a deal with administrators. We are confident that this can be a solid, successful and innovative business with an exciting future. Our team is already putting in place an action plan to ensure continuity of supply for current business partners. “

The focus will also extend beyond operational continuity says Ravi, “We’ll be using our experience and expertise gained at Bristows and investing in people and facilities to develop the business at Crawford & Tilley and restore it to profit and growth.”

Steven Muncaster, Joint Administrator, Duff & Phelps added: “We are delighted to have been able to secure the future of R Crawford (Northern) Limited as a result of this pre-pack deal with Paramount Retail Group. The synergies are evident and we believe the future is bright for the new business.”

Sarah Bell and Steven Muncaster, both of Duff & Phelps, and Joint Administrators appointed by the directors of confectionery company R Crawford (Northern) Limited, have agreed a pre-pack sale of the company’s business and assets to the Paramount Retail Group. The sale concluded at 5 pm on Friday 24th August and safeguards 35 jobs over two sites.

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