PetShopBowl has received extensive print media and broadcast media coverage. Our key resources include our
ITV News interview.
"2013 Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards shortlist announced. PetShopBowl.co.uk announced Midlands Best Enterprise Winner."
- The Telegraph, 24th Febuary 2013
BBC interview on buiness growth
"PetShopBowl is a nationwide home deliveries pet supplies company, saving people money & time.."
''Young Alan Sugars in Coventry have been asked to think up ways to turn a tenner into a profit. Year eight pupils at President Kennedy School, in Rookery Lane, Holbrooks, are set to take part in the Tenner Challenge. Run by Young Enterprise, participants in the scheme are loaned £10 for a month – and are challenged to come up with ways ot use it to make as much money as possible.''
- Coventry Telegraph, 11th March 2013
''The Pride of Stratford will be celebrated next month. Organisers, local radio station 102 Touch FM, have revealed the list of finalists who are up for the second annual Pride of Stratford Awards, sponsored by Barclays and DCS Europe. The finalists, including PetShopBowl, were chosen by a panel of four judges which included last year’s ‘Stratford Pride Award’ winner and CEO of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Diana Owen, Chairman of Stratford District Council Neville Beamer, Tom Horton from Barclays, and Touch FM CEO Steve Orchard.''
- Stratford Observer, 10th January 2013
''Previous to setting up PetShopBowl Adam was made redundant and had reached ‘quite a down point’ in his life. He joined the Prince’s Trust business programme which allowed him to start his business. Now he has been recognised for his work by being awarded the ERDF Outstanding Business Growth award at the ERDF & ESF London awards 2012. Kate Pritchard, Volunteers and Secondments Executive at The Princes Trust, who nominated Adam for this award, says: ‘Adam has taken every opportunity to make use of the specialist support that The Prince’s Trust has offered. Adam has been able to keep to all administrative deadlines for the ERDF project and has been proactive in every aspect of his business to ensure continued growth in the future.''
- ESF Works, 7th January 2013
''Six winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts and senior figures from BPM Media and will all now receive a series of mentoring sessions and £11,000 worth of advertising in the Birmingham Mail and Solihull News. Pet Shop Bowl is an online pet food delivery service that has already turned over £300,000 in its first year. www.petshopbowl.co.uk''
- Birmingham Mail, 15th January 2012
''A young Warwickshire-based entrepreneur will be talking about his experiences in setting up a business in the region at a major conference this month. Adam Taylor, launched online PetShopBowl UK last January to provide next day delivery on over 1,500 pet food products. Adam will tell the firm’s story as part of a panel at the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s first regional conference at the Ricoh Arena on Friday.''
- Coventry Telegraph, 10th October 2011
"PetShopBowl will be speaking at the first Annual Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Conference. The LEP is the brainchild of the Coalition Government, designed to promote business and job growth in their specified regions.''
- CW Local Enterprise Partnership, 10th October 2011
LEP - Volunteer Mentor Scheme
''Adam Taylor, who recently launched a business called PetShopBowl.co.uk with Alexandra Tamasan selling pet food via the web and delivering to customers’ homes, also spoke about the importance of a mentor for a fledgling business. He said: “The help we had from our mentor was invaluable. We had both been through adversity in the jobs market and decided to launch our own business.
Denys Shortt, chairman of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and managing director of DCS Europe, said: “This is exactly the kind of initiative that the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership is supportive of.''
- Chamber of Commerce, 10th October 2011
''It's a world away from the cut and thrust of investment banking but this is where former banker Adam Taylor is working. He's one of the exhibitors at the London Pet Show - here to drum up business for his online pet food company. Adam set-up PetShopBowl.co.uk shortly after being made redundant from Lehman brothers in 2008. And although he didn't think so then, the timing couldn't have been better.''
- Reuters, 21st April 2011
''Over the last 10 months at Petshopbowl we have carved out a niche for ourselves offering pet foods and pet accessories online. We’ve found there to be a demand for known brands at low prices. On the basis of this success, over the next 12 months we are moving into a much larger premise and expanding our website.''
- BBC News, 28th March 2011
"Web petfood venture gets DCS support." "Petfood is such an obvious commodity-type product to buy online," said Taylor. "The real shock came when I saw products weren't necessarily cheaper online. We could save people a lot of money."
- The Grocer, 16th July 2011
''Before Crufts dog show, investment banker turned internet entrepreneur Adam Taylor prepared himself for a “four-day sales marathon” by watching back episodes of The Apprentice. Mr Taylor runs an online petfood business based in Leamington Spa.''
- Financial Times, 23rd March 2011