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…



BecoPotty Wins Silver at Mother & Baby Awards

Mother and Baby Awards - Best New Innovation 2009

Well we have done it again! Everybody in the office is thrilled to announce the Becopotty won the Silver award in the Best New Innovation category at the annual Mother & Baby Awards.

Now in their 17th year, the M&B Awards are the Oscars of the nursery industry and the most trusted brand approval mark for consumers.

The Becopotty is the first eco-friendly alternative to the common plastic potty. Made from rice husks, a waste product of rice farming, the Becopotty is highly sustainable and completely biodegradable when finished with. Totally unique to the market, the Becopotty works in exactly same way as a traditional potty and can be used right through potty training. When finished with the Becopotty can be buried in the garden compost or left for landfill. Here it will slowly start to break down and over the next 3-5 years biodegrade.

Just being shortlisted was a major success for a small company like us – so it was a massive surprise to go home with the Silver. Approximately 17 million potties go to landfill every year worldwide, where they take 100’s of years to breakdown. The Becopotty solves a really big problem and we believe our products could make a really positive environmental impact.


Becothings reach the final of the HSBC Star Start-up awards

Here at Becothings the news just keeps getting better. We are all very excited to announce we have been shortlisted for the final 3 of the HSBC Star Green Start-up Awards. Out of thousands of applicants Becothings has been selected because of our innovative new products and inspiring green credentials. To read more please click here.

 HSBC Start Up Stars National Finalist 2009 Green Award


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 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 –

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


Becothings reaches the semi-finals of the HSBC Start-up Stars Awards!

Toby the TeddyBecothings is proud to announce that we have been selected to go through to the semi-final stage of the HSBC Start-up Stars awards. Just sixty businesses have been selected to go through to the semi-finals, from thousands of applicants across the whole of the UK. Reaching the semi-finals has give us a real buzz! Twenty-five of the 60 will be selected to go forward to the national final. So hopefully the Beco products will keep impressing and we can reach that final!

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Everybody in the BecoOffice will have to crossed there fingers,paws and wings. The finalists should be announced in the second week of September.

Toby the Teddy.

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