Role: Chair of the Board 

Name: Mike Dixon 

Favourite Animal: Dog 

Fun Fact: Mike is a massive Manchester United Fan 

Ambassador for: Animal Welfare and Good Mental Health in Children

Day Job: 

Mike is one of two Directors who own a Pet Retail store called HugglePets. Mike has over 13 years' experience working in a business capacity, running several businesses and developing strategy growth plans, marketing and IT plans. Mike has a background in working with animals and ensures all compliance and regulatory licences are in place for operation for HugglePets and HugglePets in the Community.  


Role: Vice Chair of the Board 

Name: Harry Pearson 

Favourite Animal: Cats 

Fun Fact: Harry is 6ft 7" tall (wowsers!) 

Ambassador for: Reducing Isolation in the Community 

Day Job: 

Harry is a Managing Director for a telematics company called PVS Telematics. Harry has been in the vehicle telematics industry since 2006, predominantly in the engineering side, working alongside national and international providers. Harry is keen to support HugglePets in the Community's growth in aiding members of the community to better their mental health.


Role: Board Director

Name: Ian Dixon

Favourite Animal: Chameleon

Fun Fact: Ian has flown a helicopter over the whole of Wolverhampton

Ambassador for: Special Educational Needs

Day Job: 

Ian is one of two Directors who own a Pet Retail Store called HugglePets. He has over 30 years' experience in the financial sector, working for several banks and estate agencies. Ian has worked on various projects and is keen to support the growth of HugglePets in the Community in being able to support those with special educational needs. 


Role: Board Director

Name: Ellen Pope

Favourite Animal: Guinea Pigs/Panda

Fun Fact: Started her media career dressed up as Mr Wimpy for a local radio station

Ambassador for: Good Mental Health in Adults 

Day Job: 

Ellen has over 12 years' experience in the PR and Marketing industry, she has worked for well known brands across the country and has 2 businesses herself, Ellen Pope and Chatting Food Magazine. Ellen supports the HugglePets in the Community team by sharing her experience and knowledge on marketing and PR projects to enhance the brand and develop its reputation.