About Me


Kevin has worked extensively across a wide variety of media appearing frequently on TV as a Presenter and Pet Expert but also in National Newspapers and Magazines as both a Pet Columnist and Celebrity Correspondent.

He also has extensive experience in High profile Event Management as both an organiser and as a compere. In one of his political roles Kevin led two National Public Campaigns overturning the euthanasia clauses of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act, and in line with one of his successful retail businesses 'Spex' the Repeal of the 1958 Opticians Act.

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April 1997 — Present

Ken Varey's

Kevin bought the business off Ken Varey himself in 1997. The business at the time was titled Ken Varey Outdoor World and sold fishing products as it's speciality. The company name was recently changed to Ken Varey Town and Country wear to in keep with the products that the stores now sell. Ken Varey Town and Country Wear is part of The Horkin Group

July 1990 — Present

Our Dogs Publishing

The leading canine weekly has been published continuously since 1895. Our printed paper has covered the world of dogs, shows, breeding and exhibiting since the reign of Queen Victoria.

December 1983 — Present

Spex Opticians

It’s a little known fact that Spex owner Kevin Horkin was the first person to introduce cut price eyewear to the UK in 1983. “Our aim is simple - to give our customers a top quality optical service combined with the best eyeware deals available.”

January 1990 — Present

The Pet Role Trust

Kevin founded the Pet Role Trust, a registered charitable trust promoting responsible pet ownership and devoted to improving animal health & welfare through charitable fund-raising - primarily for the Kennel Club Health Foundation and Manchester Dog's Home - the largest in the country.



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West Bradford, Clitheroe
01200 423704 / 01200 424822

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