Wimbledon Tennis fun served up in BecoBowls

Here at the BecoOffice we are very excited about our neighbours Wimbledon serving up yet another fortnight of tennis balls, volleys, strawberries and cream and of course- Roger Federer! Rupert the BecoDog will be watching intently as the tennis balls fly tauntingly across his screen.

In celebration of Wimbledon Tennis and all of our Tennis Ball loving BecoBeasts George the Giraffe and Toby the Teddy would love to give every BecoDog who buys a green BecoBowl during Wimbledon fornight a Tennis Ball to go with it. Rupert has already bought two!

Hop on over to our website to serve up some tennis fun for your furry fan.


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BecoBowl Is Named in The Top 10 Pet Supplies of 2010


The unique concept and great looks of the BecoBowl has helped it get into NetPetShop’s top 10 pet supplies of 2010.

NetPetShop praised the bowl based on customer reaction and feedback, saying “We love the simplicity of the BecoBowl. Our customers have raved about it, saying that they are so pleased they have found a bowl that is more environmentally friendly than a regular plastic bowl but looks nice in their kitchen. We find lots of customers come back for a second bowl so they can have one as a food bowl and one as a water bowl. Aside from the eco benefits, our customers also love the BecoBowl because it is shaped in such a way that makes feeding easy, for both dogs and cats.”

The staff also raised another new benefit of the BecoBowl, which excites us even more. “We have had quite a few customers in the past who say their pets will not drink or eat out of bowls made of steel or shiny plastic. After some research we had discovered that dogs (and cats) can feel stressed if they see their reflection in their bowl. This problem is overcome due to the special materials used in the BecoBowl and this is now the product we always recommend in those instances.”

The BecoFamily are over the moon at the accolade from NetPetShop, especially Toby the Teddy, who wants to give everyone at the NetPetShop a very big bear hug…



We’re off to Interzoo 2010

Tomorrow morning the BecoTeam are off to Interzoo the world’s biggest pet product trade show. We’ll be taking lots of BecoBowls and the new BecoTray (the sustainable and biodegradable cat litter tray). If you’re at the show please pop in at stand 510 in Hall 9 (inside the UK Pavilion) to say “hello” and to see all our new products.



Becothings wins the 2009 HSBC Start-Up Stars Green Awards!

2009 HSBC Start-Up Stars Green AwardIt may be a little potty, but it’s an idea that has helped us become the UK’s best Green Start-Up Business of the year. Our compostable Becopotties, along with our Becohangers and Becobowls, have once again put Becothings on the map as being one of the UK’s leading eco-friendly companies.

Since we launched in May 2007 we have been designing, developing and manufacturing everyday eco-friendly products. Our products are not only environmentally sound but also affordable, practical and fun. Most importantly, they don’t cost the earth. Check out www.becothings.com

The HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards is the UK’s premier showcase for the most promising start-up businesses and the inspirational entrepreneurs behind them. Stars from the business world, including Duncan Bannatyne from BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den attended the black-tie gala dinner held at London’s InterContinental Hotel, where we were presented with our award.

Director, Business Relations, The Carbon Trust, Andy Togher, said of the awards: “This years Start-Up Stars Awards show an increasing number of Britain’s small new businesses taking to heart the issues of climate change and placing them at the core of their marketing objectives. This is not only good for the planet, but also for profits as more and more informed consumers seek out products and services with green credentials. We wish Becothings every possible success for the future.”

This is the third year that a Green Award has been included as part of the HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards. It recognises the increasing number of companies who are basing their businesses around conservation and care, not excess and waste. Head of Business Banking for HSBC, Huw Morgan hopes that companies such as these will lead the way towards a new, greener economy;

“Becothings is an outstanding example and hopefully its success will inspire other young businesses to ask themselves what else they can do to preserve our environment and protect our future.” Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, who also attended the Awards, said: “The HSBC Start-Up Stars represent the very best in British enterprise. Defying some of the toughest economic conditions for decades, these companies are succeeding in sectors across our economy and markets across the world.

“The dynamism, innovation and hard work of Small to Medium Enterprises like this, is what will power Britain’s recovery now and growth in the future, and Government is committed to ensuring they have the business environment and support they need to prosper.”

“Britain has the entrepreneurial talent to be the most enterprising economy in the world. Awards like the HSBC Start-Up Stars and the British enterprise it celebrates will help us fulfill that potential.”

Following on from winning the Silver at the Mother and Baby Awards, winning the HSBC Start-Up Stars Green Award is another real honour for us. We’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who’s supported us so far!


BecoBowl wins Glee Awards 09 – Bests New Pet Product

Here at Becothings we are very excited to announce that our new BecoBowl has scooped the award for best new pet product at the 2009 Glee Petindex New Product awards! We were presented with the award at the inaugural Pet Industry Awards dinner (Sunday 20th September), which was sponsored by Nestle Purina and Mars, and organised by the Pet Care Trust.

Following a rigorous judging process during Sunday’s Glee Petindex, the shortlisted entries for the Glee Petindex New Product Awards were chosen by Martin Smart, publisher of ideas4petretail.co.uk and Steve Fowler, director of Pampurred Pets.  Drawing from a shortlist of three, the winning products stood out from the crowd thanks to their unique design, retail appeal and competitive pricing.

The BecoBowl is the world’s first eco-friendly alternative to the common pet bowl. Made from rice husks, a product of rice farming, the BecoBowl is highly sustainable to produce as well as being fully biodegradable when thrown away. With a life expectancy of 5 – 10 years, the BecoBowl works in just the same way as a regular bowl for your dog or cat. It can even be cleaned in the dishwasher. Once finished with, the BecoBowl can either be sent to landfill or added to the compost heap. Depending on the conditions, the bowl will disintegrate in 2 – 3 years.
What the judges said: “The Becobowl is the first bio-degradable food bowl to reach the market.  Made from plant fibre material, the product offers green credentials and a unique alternative to the traditional bowls on the market.  Superb!”

The prices for the bowls range from RRP £2.99 (small) to RRP £4.99 (large), with colours in Natural, Brown, Blue, Green and Pink. The BecoBowl can be purchased from any Pets Corner store in the UK – www.petscorner.co.uk

To read more about the Glee show and the Glee awards please click here.

To see the interview Toby gave after the awards please click here.

BecoBowl - Best New Pet Product 2009

BecoBowl - Best New Pet Product 2009


happy birthday angus the dog!

today is a special day in the beco office… not only is it world earth day, it is also angus the dog’s birthday! to celebrate we’ve got him a rather fancy cake… though we couldn’t quite fit all 180 candles on… plus that many candles make for a bit of a fire hazard in an office full of cardboard hangers! tonight we will be having a good old shindig in the jungle. i’m hoping the teddy will behave himself and that angus the dog doesn’t make his famous vodka melons… i can assure you from experience that they are definitely not bunny friendly!

if you want to send the dog a present i’m sure he’d appreciate a becobowl or two… and he is rather partial to eco-friendly doggy treats!

natalie the bunny. x.


Becothings at the Harrogate Nursery Show

Just a quick snap of the stand at the Harrogate Nursury Show. The Becothings range went down really well. We had some fantastic feedback and signed up a host of new retailers. Thanks again for all the support.photo


Organic Pet food in our Eco-friendly Pet Bowl

Toby the TeddySo, this week I thought it would be a good idea to look into organic pet foods for our new Becobowls. After a quick search on google and a few phone calls later I was soon talking to the nice people at Organipets.

As the UKs number one ethical pet food company, Organipets has built up a reputation for the high quality, healthy pet food. All their food is both organic and hypoallergenic.

Key to the success of Organipets has been their commitment to better animal welfare. For example there chicken is not only organic, its free range as well. It also means that their products contain no pesticides, fertilisers, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Now I’ve already been down to the local Waitrose and picked up a 12kg bag for Angus the Dog and I think we should have a small bag for James the Cat before the end of the week.

But if you get a second check out: http://www.organipets.co.uk/index.php



Becobowl’s page online

Toby the Teddy has got his camera out and taken a couple of snaps of the new Becobowls and I’ve put together a new page on the website for them. Check it out here.

our new pet bowls!

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