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For all our fabulous stockists...

At Burns Pet Nutrition we work closely with our stockists. Our Reps and Sales team are here to give you a helping hand whenever you need it.

Chris Phipp – National Sales Manager



Name:  Ruth James

Job Title: Sales Representative

I am the Burns representative for South East England. I have over 20 years of experience in the pet trade and have thoroughly enjoyed being a key member of the Burns team for the past decade. My role includes helping and supporting our valued stockists and ensuring our food is stocked in their independent businesses. I enjoy sharing my product knowledge and giving stockists plenty of good reasons to recommend us.

The best part of my job is meeting pet owners during my visits and hearing about their reasons for feeding Burns. It is wonderful to hear stories about how our food has positively affected pets and to know that we are making a real difference.

Tel: 07794508543

Name: Rory Phelan

Job Title: Area Sales Representative

I first joined the pet industry a decade ago. I initially worked in the retail sector before moving to a UK-based aquatic wholesale company as their Irish representative. I came to Burns in 2016 and haven’t looked back since! My job primarily involves supporting stockists in my territory in any way that I can. I visit stockists in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow. I also liaise with Irish distributors, as well as helping consumers with any issues that may arise.

My favourite thing about my job is that every day brings variety, new challenges and often a new town to visit. I’ve honestly never had a bad working day with Burns. I have a wide variety of hobbies but particularly enjoy going on adventures and exploring the coast and mountains with my wife and daughter. One thing that always surprises people is that I don’t follow any sports- unconventional I know. If I could own any breed of dog, I’d love a Weimaraner, Pointer or Springer Spaniel to accompany my family on our wilderness adventures. For now, I’ll make do with Mittens, our lovely, sleepy tabby cat and Charlotte the Tarantula.

Name: Scott Gendall

Job Title: Area Sales Representative

I have worked in the pet industry for the past 24 years, initially in a retail capacity & then later in the wholesale & distribution sector. I love the varied nature of working in the pet trade & don’t ever see myself moving away from this sector. I started working for Burns Pet Nutrition towards the end of 2015 as an Area Sales Representative in Ireland. My territory covers a total of 20 counties including Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Galway, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tyrone & Westmeath.

My daily role is always varied & interesting, meeting new people & strengthening current business relations throughout my area. It’s a pleasure to meet with end users during a stockist visit and hear the feedback from them about their much-loved pets which are fed on Burns. My rest and relaxation after work involves country walks with my family & our German Shepherd Lucy, growing a wide range of plants, maintaining a tank of marine fish & keeping & breeding a small collection of nectar feeding parrots known as Lories. My favourite breed of dog is… My much-loved German Shepherd, Lucy.

Tel: +353 (0) 872209061

Name: Steve Dixon

Job Title: Sales Representative

In total I have worked in the pet trade industry for 35 years, for several different companies. This includes 10 happy years with Burns.

I cover a wide area of the UK including parts of the East and West Midlands, North Wales and the North West. Some of the cities I cover include Birmingham, Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston. I enjoy spending time at trade and pet shows, explaining the benefits of feeding Burns and promoting the brand. I also get a great deal of satisfaction from visiting independent pet shops, vets and pet superstores, offering nutrition and sales support.In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking in the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales.

If I could be any dog breed, I’d be a… Golden Retriever. Well-groomed, chunky and looking forward to my next meal.

Tel: 07791126804


Name: Mark Oszczypala

Job Title: Sales Representative

My job consists of covering the Scotland area as a Sales Representative and visiting stockists across the country. Burns is stocked in a huge range of places including pet shops, country stores, garden centres and veterinary practices. An average day entails speaking to stockists about new and existing products, providing point of sale stock, explaining the benefits of Burns and generally helping them to maximise promotion opportunities. If I am out on the road visiting clients and spot a new shop en route, I will pay them a visit and introduce myself. This often results in Burns gaining a new stockist.

I have an honours degree in Mathematics, mostly because I always had a fascination with numbers. Therefore, in my spare time I enjoy doing cryptic puzzles. Numbers aside, I enjoy watching sports, playing badminton and the occasional game of poker. If I could be any dog breed, I would be a Greyhound. I have one as a pet and think that they are the kindest-natured of dog breeds. Seeing them run at full pelt is also a sight to behold.

Tel: 07508052939

Name:  Anthony Barkworth

Job Title: Sales Representative

I have worked as a Burns Sales Representative for 6 years looking after the East coast of England from Felixstowe all the way up to Bamburgh Castle. I am based in Nottingham and cover Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Co. Durham, Northumbria, Leicester, Humberside, Suffolk, Norfolk and Teeside. I spend a large part of my week on the road away from home, but I enjoy the variety. My work includes visiting both small and large retailers, wholesalers, kennels & vets offering nutritional, sales and customer support. I am always there if any problems arise.

My family have a pet shop that has been running for almost 50 years and I worked weekends for them back in my student days. In the past, my father used to sell many unusual pets that you can’t today including monkeys, camen, mynah birds and bears! He was the Dr Doolittle of Nottingham. I have worked in the wholesale pet trade for 25 years. A large chunk of this has been spent in the aquatic trade, plus my 6 years at Burns so a total of 31 years in the pet trade. I still visit some of those customers I met during my very first month, but many are now retiring and the times are changing. In my spare time, I love gardening and keeping tropical fish- this has been my hobby since I was 10.

My favourite dog breed is… The Scottish Terrier. I used to have two called Angus & Hamish- they had really stubborn streaks but great personalities.

Tel: 07870215809

Name: Heidi Griffiths

Job Title: Sales Representative

I Have only been with Burns a short while, since January 2019, although I did come from a pet sales role previously.
During my first few months with Burns I have enjoyed the day to day role and helping customers along the way.
I enjoy the store visits to independent pet shops, building working relationships and listening to the different ways people work.

I can honestly say the move to Burns Pet Nutrition was one of the best decisions I have made.
The areas I cover include, South Wales, West Wales, North Wales and the West Midlands.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and going on family holidays (weekends are precious).
We have a lovely fur baby in our house: Pugsy Malone is our 5 year old Pug and we all love him dearly, he fills our home. He isn’t the most active of dogs but loves a good welsh Cwtch.

Tel: 07508982307

Name: Simon Routledge

Job Title: Sales Representative

I am the Burns representative for the South West of England. I have over 20 years of experience from the garden and aquatic industry and am now enjoying a new challenge in the pet trade. I am new to the Burns team and enjoying working for a company that really cares about pet nutrition. My day to day role includes visiting pet retailers, wholesalers, vets and boarding kennels offering nutritional, sales and customer support.

I’m a passionate dog owner myself and working for Burns has given me the opportunity to study and understand what goes into making a product that has the right nutritional balance, not only for my two wonderful Springer Spaniels but, for all breeds. It is so rewarding to hear how our food has positively affected so many pets and to know that we are continuing to make a real difference to the quality of pet’s lives.

On the weekends I enjoy a good hike on Exmoor accompanied by my Springers and seeing them enjoy life to the full.

Tel: 07494678011

Name: Stephen Cayton

Job Title: Sales Representative

I am the Burns representative for the East Midlands and East Anglia, I have worked in the pet industry for almost 20 years looking after all aspects of the trade including Retail, Breeder and Veterinary. My day to day role for Burns involves visiting all Burns outlets offering support for their business. This includes support with sales, nutrition and customers.

Away from work I am a passionate dog owner; I breed and show my own dogs and have done for many years, making several champions up along the way. I also judge dogs at championship level which keeps me busy. I have a long-standing interest in animal nutrition which fits in perfectly with my role at Burns. I find it so pleasing to see the results on my dogs at home as well as the positive feedback given in stores from happy consumers

My weekends are taken up with my own dogs, either showing or judging or just spending quality time with them.

Tel: 07971318666

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