Canine Alliance seeks more information following Kennel Club response
The Canine Alliance received a reply last week from Mrs Caroline Kisko in response to our email to the KC Chair, Prof Dean. The Canine Alliance believes that response raises more questions than it answers and we have therefore written to Prof Dean once again. The text of our latest letter is as follows:
It is our assumption that the Kennel Club Limited has a formal signing policy and signing authority in place and would you confirm that the policy documents in this regard will be available at the KC AGM for your members to consider?
We look forward to your reply.
For & On Behalf of the Canine Alliance Limited
Canine Alliance Asks KC to clarify information regarding new Kennel Gazette Printers
The KC Secretary, Mrs Caroline Kisko, replied the same day to the Canine Alliance request for information regarding the Kennel Gazette contract. Here is a copy of the email we received:
From: Caroline Kisko
Sent: 16 April 2015 15:33
To: Mel Sharples
Cc: Steve Dean
Subject: RE: Pet Subjects Limited
Dear Ms Sharples
Thank you for your email to Professor Dean.
I can confirm that the contract to publish the Kennel Gazette has been awarded to Pet Subjects Ltd, as a result of a process that was undertaken by those Kennel Club members responsible for returning the magazine to production for KC members.
Kennel Club Secretary
The Canine Alliance has today (16th April 2015) written to the Chair of the Kennel Club, following comments on social media networks regarding the appointment of new printers for the shortly to be revamped Kennel Gazette. The text of the letter (emailed on the 16th April 2015) is as follows:
Dear Prof Dean
A number of our members have contacted us amid rumours on social media that the contract to print the reinstated Kennel Gazette has been awarded to a company by the name of Pet Subjects Limited, a company registered at Companies House under Reg No 0277055.
Whilst we recognise that commercial arrangements are often subject to confidentiality agreements and/or restrictions, we would like to give the Kennel Club the opportunity to confirm or deny that this contract has been awarded to Pet Subjects and, if so, to outline what due diligence has undertaken when making the decision to award the contract.
We look forward to hearing from you as our membership – which also contains a number of mutual members – has asked us to clarify this.
We look forward to your response.