Kelly Davis LCGI GMG
I have been grooming since 2002. I started my career as a work experience student in a well respected grooming and training school, in conjunction with an animal care course.
I was soon offered a job as a bather, and then went on to complete my Level 3 in Dog Grooming and Teacher Training so I could help with teaching the students.
I went on to gain my LCGI (Licentiate of the City & Guilds Institute) and complete my Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming, becoming a master groomer in between having two children.
After nine years in my well loved job I decided to take on a business partnership.
I am now the proud owner of KD Grooming Studio and Chair for The British Dog Grooming Association.
I believe in improving the grooming industry and my grooming skills by attending regular seminars, demonstrations, workshops and entering competitions.
My qualifications include:
- NVQ 2 in Animal Care
- BTEC National Diploma in Animal Care
- FATEC Adult Teaching
- Level 3 in Dog Grooming
- Higher Diploma in Dog Grooming
- Certified Master Groomer
- Animal first Aider
- Certificate of competence in Cat Grooming
- Assessors Award
- Examiner for Higher Diploma Dog Grooming
My love for the job also spills over into my home life where we own a Bedlington Terrier named Vivian, a Miniature Poodle named Grantham and a Pekingese named Mr Pickles. We also have a cat, goat, horses, tortoises and rabbits! I enjoy entering grooming competitions with my Bedlington and am always attending seminars and workshops to keep up with growing and ever-changing trends in the grooming industry.
Lisa enrolled on a dog grooming course in 2013 after showing huge interest in the grooming industry. Her love for dogs has been adamant from child hood, as her parents bred and show boxers for many years. As a teenager she used to show her parents dogs and worked in kennels.
Lisa was the manager of a health food store, Earthfare, in Glastonbury for 10 years and has now put her skills to use as Manager here at KD. She has completed her full Level 3 City and Guilds Qualification and is working towards her Higher Diploma. She gained her teaching qualification in January and thoroughly enjoys attending grooming competitions.
Lisa is an Animal First Aider and she owns a Toy Poodle called Pringle.
Lucy was a previous student of KD and had developed such good grooming skills and her lovely way with the dogs has enabled her to now become a member of the team.
Lucy is an Animal First Aider who has competed at Crufts this year and won 2nd place in the Young Kennel Club Groomer of the year!
She also won 1st place in the Young Kennel Club Jumping final and 3rd over all in the jumping competition with her own dog Mollie.(Pictured right with Fudge and Fin) She is a very keen competitor in agility and competes solely with Mollie now after retiring her beloved Fudge recently. Lucy plans to attend more grooming competitions this year.
Carly comes from an education, events and marketing background and has been working as a Business Developer for the past three years with some very reputable companies in Bristol.
Carly and her Labrador Marley absolutely love coming to work.
Carly wears many different hats at KD from teaching, marketing, events managing to helping with the overall business development. No job is too big for this lovely lady and we are so pleased to have the queen of admin on our team!
Our Charity Work
We work together with Somerset and Dorset Animal Rescue Centre by grooming their rescue dogs for free.
Kelly dedicates her spare time as a Trustee Little Gem’s Rescue. The charity was established in 2011 by Thelma Hanford as a rescue and safe haven for mistreated, unloved and unwanted Shetland ponies. As the need for animals to be rescued has increased over the years Thelma expanded Little Gems on to rescuing a wider variety of animals other than just Shetland ponies. Now Little Gems Rescue has horses, ponies, goats chickens and other farmyard livestock.