The UK's most experienced pet and aquatics trade show organisers, with over 80 years of
combined experience running trade shows.

Gordon Thomas

Gordon started exhibition organising in 1982. In his 30 plus year exhibition career he has staged more than 70 exhibitions, including many of the UK’s leading trade and consumer events. Gordon was responsible for Glee between 1999 and 2003 and, along with Annie Foord, was also responsible for incorporating Petindex alongside Glee in 2001. Gordon’s major achievements include building the visitor attendance at both Glee and Petindex. His desire has always been to stage exhibitions with colleagues who share his passion for his ideals; delivering great value and fun events to exhibitors, thus creating positive, enthusiastic reasons for visitors to attend. 

Jo Scotting

Jo has worked in exhibitions since 1997 and was responsible for the organisation of six Glee and Petindex Exhibitions.  Jo has worked on the operations side of PATS since its launch in 2008. Throughout her career she has organised more than 40 exhibitions;  and although these have included some of the UK's largest trade fairs, Jo has never lost sight of the importance of customer focus.

Joanna Bladon

Joanna started working in exhibitions in 2001 when she worked on Glee and Petindex amongst others. In 2008 she joined Impact Exhibitions for the launch of PATS and subsequently AQUA. She has worked on over 30 exhibitions working within the the various different departments of event/exhibition organising and enjoys all that comes with these events from the pre-show organising to going onsite to see the event open.

Helen Price

Helen has worked for Impact Exhibitions since 2009 and has been involved in the organisation of over 20 shows. Helen comes from a publishing background having worked on many different publications from University Prospectuses, to Childrens educational books and business to business directories at Benn’s, before joining the team at Impact.

Neil Pope

Neil is a trained journalist by profession, having learned the trade on his home-town newspaper, the Grantham Journal. He has edited leading consumer magazines like Angling Times, Today's Golfer and Garden News. He became heavily involved in the pet industry in 2009 when he was made Editor of Pet Product Marketing, and over a three year period built up a good relationship with the trade, including the PATS team. Neil, who took over as PATS Press Officer in November 2012, has three dogs – Lucky, Oskar and the latest addition Billie.

Victoria Norman

Vikki is a fully qualified chartered accountant and has worked for Impact Exhibitions since 2017, implementing financial strategy, internal systems, and all aspects of regulatory returns. Vikki has a background in investment management where she was actively involved in investment decisions and marketing of funds during her 20-year career in the city.