About the Pet Product & Services Awards

Pet Product & Services Awards

The Pet Products and Services Awards 2021 are here to recognise and reward those who are innovating the pet services industry and advocating exceptional care for our most-loved furry companions.

Industry trends predict that the thriving pet services industry will only continue to flourish as we enter 2021 – with the Covid-19 pandemic prompting surges in demand for online pet services such as; premium pet food delivery, on-demand walkers and sitters, and virtual pet health consultations.

With wellness and sustainability at the forefront of consumer awareness, natural pet products such as organic treats, all-natural toys, and CBD oil infused chews are delighting eco-friendly pet owners across the globe.

For many, our pets are cherished members of the family, and pet parents are encouraging business growth in all aspects of care taking, from pet friendly travel to mobile grooming and luxury spa services.

Launched in 2018, the Pet Products and Services Awards seek to spotlight individuals, organisations and enterprises who strive to make an outstanding contribution to the pet industry, representing the most dedicated of our pets’ caretakers and providers. Previous winners span the whole range of the industry, from Premium Pet Food Supplier of the Year (Eden Holistic Pet Foods, 2020) to Most Innovative Dog Collar Manufacturers (Dogmatic, 2019).

With a worldwide circulation of 238,000, LUXlife remains the perfect platform for businesses looking to promote their brand across a global readership, and each winner in the Pet Product & Services Awards has the chance to utilise the LUXlife platform to share their news with our highly engaged audience. Check out what LUXlife’s previous award winners say about us!

‘The team at LUX are friendly, easy to communicate with and professional! Thanks guys!’- Shona Thorne, Thorne Travel.

Recently I was very fortunate to participate in the Lux award ceremony … that award has changed my business. The clients see us as a more serious company and they come to us for advice much more often … it has been a wonderful way for me to grow business.’ - Jane Gibbs, Owner of Sea View Beauty Clinic.

‘The staff at LUX have been exceptional in their support to produce an accurate, well written article. Thank you everyone, it’s been a pleasure to work with you.’ - Maxine Purdy, Tesoros.

Our awards are judged purely on a merit. To determine the lucky few, our in-house research team carefully analyse the information that is available both online and in the public domain, as well as any materials supplied by nominees.

If you are or know of an outstanding member of the pet services industry, then simply apply for the 2021 Pet Products & Services Awards using the voting form.

Emma

Emma Pridmore

Emma joined the AI Global Media team as an Awards Executive in 2021. She finds value in helping business owners grow and expand their potential, ensuring our worthy winners gain the absolute most from their award. Emma is highly customer focused and is always happy to help!

Key Dates

Entries Open:

Wednesday 17th February 2021

Entries Closed:

Monday 5th April 2021

Winners Announced:

June 2021


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Methodology

How it works

Criteria

We operate an open-vote policy, whereby any organisation can put themselves forward or be nominated by a third party. Votes are cast anonymously via our secure online portal. Voting is promoted digitally to LUX magazine’s extensive circulation, across our social media platforms and where appropriate, across our partner network. We, the publisher, also nominate candidates whom we feel are appropriate and deserving of recognition. The number of votes is not directly influential to the ultimate category winners.

All nominees will be contacted and given the opportunity to accept, or decline, their nomination. Only those who accept, will go on to form our shortlist.

Our specialist researchers scrutinise the shortlisted candidates, putting them through a period of extensive investigation prior to judging where we will make the ultimate decision. We review supporting evidence submitted by the nominees in addition to conducting our own independent research. The probe is typically centred around the evaluation of skills and services on offer; we will consider client and customer feedback and testimonials whilst recognising the nominee’s wider market reputation.

To move successfully, from nominee to winner; there must be evidence of extensive expertise within a given field or discipline, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.

After notification of their success, our winners are given a time-frame to discuss the celebratory items on offer. We are proudly not a pay-to-play enterprise with all winners encouraged to select a promotional package, be it commercial or free of charge.

When we make the formal announcement, we again reach out to LUX magazine’s extensive circulation, as well as our social media followers and, where appropriate, across our partner networks to promote the news.

FAQ

When did LUX launch?
Today, LUX is one of AI Global Media’s most popular standalone publications but it launched as a bi-product of the luxury lifestyle sections from two of our flagship brands, Acquisition International & Wealth & Finance. In this respect, we’ve been active in the Lifestyle Sector since 2010; however, as demand for this type of coverage increased, we made the decision, in 2015, to separate the content and launch LUX, as an independent brand.

Who nominated me?
A large part of the nomination process is driven by LUX, we spend a great deal of time identifying potentially suitable candidates within their appropriate markets. A publisher-cast nomination doesn’t hold any more weight than a self, or third-party nomination, they all filter through to the research stage in the same manner.

If you didn’t self-nominate the nomination will have come from either a third-party vote via our online voting form or, by us the publisher. We run the nomination process via our website entirely anonymously, prohibiting us to provide specific details. Tried and tested over the years, response rates are always higher this way. As we operate in this manner, we run a very rigorous filtering system and do not directly link the number of votes received with success. We store encrypted versions of the IP address associated with the nomination, allowing us to track unusual behaviour.

I’ve accepted the nomination, what happens next?
Once a nomination is accepted, the organisation will be moved on to our shortlist. Shortlisted parties are encouraged to submit supporting materials via our optional questionnaire. This is the perfect opportunity to put forward any specifics you’d like our judging panel to take into consideration before they undertake extensive research for up to 8 weeks.

Who makes the final decision?
We have an entirely unbiased internal panel. It consists of an international, collective of individuals, with backgrounds from a myriad of fields, such as business, economy, politics, media, journalism, history and education. The panel is led by a veteran academic leader with international pedagogic and coaching experience who is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation; allowing the panel to operate with efficacy and dependability.

When’s the ceremony?
We do not gather our winners together to present the news. We’re a little bit too new-media for that! All announcements are made digitally, online and across our network. Hosting events and celebration dinners is an expense we’d rather our clients not entertain. We’d much rather keep the cost of our services and products low, so our winners can choose to spend money on marketing that generates real-world value.

So, what happens if I do win?
You get to select the level of coverage that suits you and we set to work to prepare all the relevant elements in time for our public announcement. Our main coverage takes the form of a digital winner’s magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, window stickers, certificates and varied online packages offering social media exposure.
We have a highly experienced editorial and production department who will guide you through this process and give you full control over your eventual coverage.

What are the costs?
There are no obligatory costs in accepting a nomination or winning a LUX award. In fact, to demonstrate our commitment to this, all our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain, regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to leverage the value of the award and our seal of approval.

We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners. as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.

It’s important to highlight, all conversations pertaining commercial add-ons are conducted after winners are announced, so there is no possibility an organisation can influence any internal decisions, based on their appetite to spend on marketing; this remains our utmost concern.