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  • 27 Apr 2024 1:20 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

  • 04 Apr 2024 6:41 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    The Dog Grooming Congress at The College of Animal Welfare is back on Sunday 23 June 2024!   Tickets are just £60 and the agenda is packed full of amazing demonstrations and presentations, plus an incredible line up of exhibitors!   If you’re a dog groomer or dog grooming student, this is the perfect event for you. 

    Head over to for the full agenda and to book your ticket today! 

  • 21 Dec 2023 2:47 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    Dog Grooming Insurance is a new, forward thinking insurance company that has been formed by groomers, for groomers, bringing market-leading cover to our industry. By visiting their impressive and simple-to-understand ‘click & buy’ website – – you can find out all about covers and benefits such as:

    • Public & Employers Liability
    • Professional Indemnity
    • Property – including buildings, contents, tools of the trade & equipment (in transit and away)
    • Personal Accident cover
    • Crisis containment (protecting your reputation)
    • Legal Protection
    • 0% interest direct debit payments

    And you can also get a quote (and take out a policy) in less than 5 minutes!

    Dog Grooming Insurance caters specifically for pet groomers and is kindly offering a discount of 10% to BIGA members. The link below will take you to the specific page:

  • 10 Oct 2023 2:18 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce that BIGA is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and permitted to display their logo. This means that our members can be even more certain that their data is being treated carefully and taken very seriously.

  • 21 Jul 2023 6:20 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    Dog and Cat bites - Just part of the job?

    Bites sustained by groomers are rarely recorded or even publicised outside of the grooming community, yet injuries can lead to periods of absence from work or even cause groomers to leave the industry.

    BIGA has created the British Isles register of dog and cat bites occurring within pet grooming businesses. You don’t have to be a member of BIGA (although we’d love to have you on board). If you have been bitten whilst working, please record your information on the form.

    The register will be open for future occurrences and the collated data will tell us the extent of the issue. We will be able to see if there are certain breeds, or ages, or health conditions that make pets more likely to bite. We can note warning signs and steps to be taken when those signs are exhibited. We will even be able to cross-check the register to see if an animal has shown previous signs of aggression, given the appropriate level of detail. This will be helpful in cases of litigation.

    For further details - link to webpage:

    Record your bite experiences - register is open to members and non-members.

    Dog Bite Register:

    Cat Bite Register:

  • 22 Jun 2023 12:39 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    BIGA Grooming Meeting - Tuesday 27th June 7pm - 8pm


    Do you have a grooming story you want to share? Questions? Hints and tips? Just want a natter? Join us for a chat on Tuesday evening - or just relax and listen in! Bring a drink, some nibbles and, of course, dogs are welcome!

    Join us on Zoom, bring a drink and some nibbles. Dogs welcome!

    We can't wait to see you.

    Zoom link:

  • 19 Jun 2023 10:05 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    Tuft is the app for finding, booking and reviewing dog groomers. This month, Chloe Smith from Tuft will be telling us all about the app and how it can help us as pet groomers. 

    Join us, hear what Chloe has to say and ask questions.

    Bring a cuppa and your dogs, or listen in whilst you groom. 

    Zoom link has been sent to members.

    Looking forward to seeing you!

  • 01 Jun 2023 12:51 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    Following Rob's guest spot at our May Coffee Morning, you might be interested to know that he has a Live Reiki Level 1 day at the Kennel Club Building (Stoneleigh, Kenilworth) on Saturday 8 June and has a couple of spaces left. Normal price is £195 but, with BIGA discount, this is £170.

    Rob is also running a Level 1 day on Monday 24 July at Gleniffer Hotel, Paisley - same discounts apply.

    Rob's details can be found on the BIGA website (link below), where you can find details of his own website too.

  • 14 May 2023 2:54 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    Calling for a new generation BIGA Committee

    to help BIGA grow

    Have you got what it takes to help?

    We are looking for member volunteers to help shape the way forward for BIGA, whether that's with skills (e.g. marketing, accounting, social media) or suggestions for, and assistance with, BIGA shows.

    What expertise do you have? 

    Would you like to participate in a member committee?

    To become an active member of the BIGA community, please contact Carolyn at:

    Help to make your organisation the best it can be!

    Remember: BIGA is for groomers by groomers!

  • 09 May 2023 11:21 AM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    Have you ever wondered what Reiki is and what benefits it can offer? Do you have anxious or difficult dogs or cats to groom? Maybe you have your own stresses, or aches and pains too? This month, International Reiki Master Teacher Rob Fellows will be telling us all about Reiki.

    Bring a cuppa and feel free to ask Rob any questions you may have.

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