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Our story, 25 years of Arden Grange
course, we’re all about PAWty-ing for our 25th anniversary
celebrations, but what’s equally important is the story that has led us here.
Back in 1996, Graham and Wendy Stephens founded Arden Grange with a simple
vision: to deliver nutrition without compromise for dogs and cats across the
world. 25 years later, our family-owned-and-run company has achieved exactly
that — and more.
birth of Arden Grange
started with a love of German Shepherds. Living in the beautiful Sussex
countryside, Graham and Wendy Stephens were renowned for their experience and
expertise in the dog world, where they had been breeding and showing their
highly acclaimed Ardenburg German Shepherds for many years. Recognising that
these dogs can have delicate digestive systems, the pair were intent on feeding
the ‘best of the best’. From there, it seemed only natural to begin creating
their own pet food.
their goal set, Graham and Wendy knew they needed to create nutritious food
that didn’t compromise on quality, ingredients or health benefits. To produce
the food, the couple were able to harness their knowledge and understanding of
canine dietary requirements. But Wendy says it was the pair’s genuine passion
for pet wellness that was the special ingredient.
the Arden Grange range was created — naturally hypoallergic, British made, free
from artificial preservatives and colours and packed with ingredients to
promote optimum health and vitality. ‘Nutrition without compromise’ became our
true to our mission
get-go, Arden Grange was a success. While it started as a small business based
just outside of Brighton, owners, breeders and vets across the UK were
impressed by the quality of the food and switched their pets onto Arden Grange.
Not long after its initial launch, the couple extended the range with a new
super-premium dry cat food too. Why? Because felines deserve top nutrition too.
years, our company has grown in popularity and reputation, with over 20
countries across the world stocking our products. All the while, Arden Grange
has remained true to its roots — still an independent, British and family-owned
company with an unwavering philosophy. In fact, the success has only served to
strengthen our mission further, working with leading nutrition specialists to
ensure the food always contains the very best ingredients.
Graham passed away in 2009, but Wendy and her daughter, Emma, are both company
directors and are continuing to create success for the Arden Grange brand.
our 25th year, we’ve been taking part in a year’s worth of
celebrations, making sure that everyone who has been a part of our story is
involved. Following a long hiatus due to the pandemic, we made a welcome return
to the show circuit, celebrating with friends — old and new — at various shows
throughout the year.
more, we ran an exciting competition for UK stockists and independent pet
shops, as well as launching a charity giveaway to provide over 40,000 meals to
dog and cat rescue centres all over the country.
course, we couldn’t forget about our loyal customers. We’ve got a HUGE
competition to win £25,000 cash and a year’s supply of Arden Grange. There’s
still a chance to win, so head here to enter.
you’ve enjoyed hearing our story and celebrating our anniversary with us.
Here’s to the next 25 years!
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