Hello, I am the owner of KD Grooming Studio. 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 and I am now the proud owner of KD Grooming Studio where I hire 6 amazing staff.
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
- LCGI 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.