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Our Journey

By 26th October 2018 One Comment

Our Journey

What a whirlwind it’s been since our whelp in 2016 – it’s time for some paws for thought! Read our timeline below to see how we’ve grown from Dylan’s bright idea, to standing on our own four paws. WOOF!

Poppy's Picnic launches!

OCTOBER 2016

Poppy's Picnic is GO GO GO! Welcome to Poppy's Picnic - our company launches to the world on Poppy's birthday 🙂

5 Star Reviews

NOVEMBER 2016

Our entire range is rated 5 out of 5 by All About Dog Food (the Bible of dog food review sites) and we are rated top for customer experience.

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International Are Go!

DECEMBER 2016

How did that happen?! Our first international order of fresh food to Hong Kong.

Two New Ranges

FEBRUARY 2017

Poppy’s Picnic COMPLETE Meatballs and ENHANCED mince range launch at the Hong Kong Pet Show. Both a global first for the pet food market!

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World Exclusive Weaning Paste

APRIL 2017

Innovating again - we launched the world’s first follow-on weaning paste for puppies.

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Poppy On Screen

MAY 2017

Shhh - off to film Dragons’ Den where we win over four of the five Dragons.

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Entrepreneur Accelerator Scheme

AUGUST 2017

Secured a place on the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme.

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We Are One!

OCTOBER 2017

Our First Birthday and our first show at Discover Dogs!

China Foodies

NOVEMBER 2017

We are now in China and helping dogs to eat a fresh diet! Happy tails and happy days!

We're on the Beeb!

JANUARY 2018

BBC's Dragons' Den hits the screens where we have four offers and accept an offer from Deborah Meaden (but later politely decline).

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Crowdfunding Launches

FEBRUARY 2018

We launched our crowdfunding campaign and hit 8,000 likes on Facebook!

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Woohoo! We Overfunded

MARCH 2018

Crowdfunding round closes - and we double the money we want to raise. We hold our very first event at Crufts.

Our First Award

APRIL 2018

We won the Start-Up of the Year at the Wiltshire Business Awards.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

MAY 2018

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, we held an event with the residents of the Dauntsey House Care Home to show how our four-legged friends can make a positive difference to out mental well-being .

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Pet Product of the Year

JUNE 2018

Our COMPLETE Meatballs, ENHANCED Mince and Puppy EXPERT Follow-On Paste are nominated for the Pet Product of the Year category in the PetQuip Awards.

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Pride of Britain

JULY 2018

Shortlisted for the South West Best Rural Start Up category at the Rural Business Awards and became an official member of Made in Britain.

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Keepin' it Real with RAWgust

AUGUST 2018

We launched a successful RAWgust campaign and Dylan was announced as a finalist in the Scale-up Entrepreneur of the Year category in the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

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PP Takes on Trade

September 2018

Dylan gets accepted onto the Goldman Sachs Best of 10,000 programme and we attended PATS, our first trade show!

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Startup of the Year!

OCTOBER 2018

We won the Business Leader: Startup of the Year Award, the Best Rural Start-up in the South West at the Rural Business Awards, and became an official member of the PFMA. We also celebrated our 2nd Birthday and reaching 11,000 likes on Facebook.

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