Mary Burgess is the founder of the Animal Star Awards.
As an animal lover, Mary wanted to create an awards brand to recognise animals and people who love them and whose lives wouldn't be the same without them. The awards not only recognises animals that do extraordinary things for us humans but gives deserved recognition to humans that do extraordinary things for animals. Any animal can be celebrated through the awards we are not just about domestic pets.
The animal star awards brand will also incorporate 'petfestivaluk', local events to celebrate animals.Each year the awards will support various charities (See our chosen charities page) The awards launched on the 5th April 2017 by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and the first awards ceremony was be held on Saturday 3rd November 2018.
In 2019 there will be two award ceremonies so that more people can be recognised and rewarded.
Mary is supported by a team of friends and industry experts to ensure the awards are amazing.
Sponsorship opportunites are now available