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Julie Palmer, partner at professional services firm Begbies Traynor, said: “Looking ahead, with the value of the resilient UK pet market set to hit £7bn next year and the nation’s love affair with pet ownership showing little sign of abating, chief executive, Peter Prichard’s optimism for the future appears well justified.”

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