PREMIER PET TEAM

Enabling brands for over 30 years

We’re fiercely protective of our customers and, for over 30 years, Premier Nutrition has worked in partnership with pet food manufacturers around the world to protect and enhance their brands. Our specialists work with a diverse range of customers from start-ups to well-known multi-national brands loved by pet owners the world over.

WE'RE HUGELY PROUD OF WHAT WE DO

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NUTRITION, ENGINEERED TO BUILD YOUR BRAND

Our team of leading edge pet nutritionists work tirelessly with our customers to enhance the nutritional performance and profitability of their pet food brands to drive value not only for their businesses but for their customers as well. Premier Nutrition has a rich heritage in nutrition innovation and product development. We are able to develop pioneering pet premixes to help manufacturers and their brands achieve vital nutritional and competitive advantages. This is nutrition, engineered to make a difference to your business and it’s why we enjoy such long term partnerships with a diverse range of pet food manufacturers globally.
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EVERYONE IN OUR WORLD NEEDS SOMETHING DIFFERENT

We’re passionately independent and focused on doing the very best for our customers by putting their needs first. At Premier Nutrition we don’t stock set or standard products, nor do we have our own brands of vitamins, minerals or other micro-ingredients that we insist on recommending. This independence gives us complete freedom and the flexibility to specify the best raw materials and premix for each diet with the agreed goals of our customers in mind and with optimal pet nutrition always the focus.

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SOURCING THE BEST RAW MATERIALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

In addition to supplying bespoke premixes for pet foods, we also source and supply individual raw materials to pet food factories as required. We are committed and well-positioned to source the best raw materials from around the world.

All raw materials sourced by Premier Nutrition pass strict approval procedures, including a full nutritionist review, before they are purchased. This means customers can have complete confidence and assurance in the quality of supply.

All incoming raw materials are purchased against specifications from certified sources (e.g. FAMI-QS, FEMAS, GMP+ etc.) that are approved by Premier Nutrition and can be traced back to the factory of origin.

SAFETY IS AT THE HEART OF OUR BRAND AND YOURS

Raw material batches are sampled and validated using our in-house NIR system prior to use. This means that all materials are scanned and the results compared to a vast database of raw material scans in order to verify that the material conforms to expectations and is fit for use.

The tumble mixing system used at Premier Nutrition gives complete confidence in the final product. Applying pharmaceutical technology, each tote is filled, mixed and discharged without the use of elevators, belts, blowers or any of the conventional methods that can result in cross contamination.

MEET THE PREMIER PET TEAM

Rob Halls

Commercial Manager, Pet & Equine

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Rob Halls

Commercial Manager, Pet & Equine

In 2015 Rob joined Premier Nutrition to head up the pet and equine divisions having previously held commercial management roles at Roquette UK Ltd for the last 10 years. He has extensive experience of selling and marketing into the pet food, equine, aquaculture, food and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to his time at Roquette, Rob worked in the companion animal veterinary pharmaceutical industry for two top tier global pharmaceutical companies.

Rob works closely with the pet and equine teams to maximise customer benefit from the nutritional solutions available to pet food manufacturers across Europe.

He was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from The University of Hull and an MSc from Imperial College.

E: rob.halls@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7701 280 833

Andrew Miller

Pet Nutritionist

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Andrew Miller

Pet Nutritionist

Dr Andrew Miller joined Premier Nutrition in 2010, having worked for 9 years at The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition (Mars Pet Care) where he managed a diverse range of pet nutrition research projects and gained a broad experience of applied research and development across wet and dry product formats.

Andrew has particular expert knowledge and interest in palatability, digestibility, cat and dog nutrition, physiology and metabolism. He was awarded a BSc (Hons) and PhD in Animal Sciences by The University of Nottingham specialising in mono gastric nutrition, physiology and biochemistry.

Andrew is heavily involved in the PFMA, being a member of the Small Animal committee and Vice Chair of the Veterinary Nutrition and Review committee.

E: andrew.miller@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7969 246 642

Cara Freeston-Smith

Pet Nutrition Manager (Italy)

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Cara Freeston-Smith

Pet Nutrition Manager (Italy)

Cara started in the animal feed industry in 2000 after graduating from Nottingham University with a BSc (Hons) degree.

She worked for 5 years at an animal nutrition company as an Organic specialist and Product Manager, and then moved to Premier Nutrition in 2005.

Cara is based out in Italy where she manages the Italian office (Udine) where her roles include: nutritional advice and technical support, specialising in micronutrient additions, food formulations, premix formulations and labelling.

E: cara@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +39 345 892 3860

Chloe Poolman

Pet Nutritionist

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Chloe Poolman

Pet Nutritionist

Chloe joined Premier Nutrition in 2019 as a Support Nutritionist after graduating from Harper Adams University with a BSc (Hons) in Bioveterinary Science. Previous to this, Chloe completed a placement year with a leading feed additive business.

Chloe joined the Pet Team in 2021 to provide technical and nutritional support alongside legislation and labelling advice. Chloe is FAR registered and also a Registered Animal Medicine Advisor – category R.

E: chloe.poolman@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7892 780 264

TAILORED NUTRITION, ENGINEERED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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