Be a Part of Something BIGA !!

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Launched in April 2016, the British Isles Grooming Association is a grassroots coming-together of like-minded pet grooming professionals.

  • We are Independent
  • We are Groomers and Pet Grooming Business Owners
  • We are not-for-profit
  • We rely often on Volunteers (and always looking for others to share their talents!) (This is COMMUNITY at work together)
  • We are a trade association created by groomers, for groomers
  • BIGA belongs to its members. Not to anybody else. We're 100 per cent independent

We have a say on Licensing / Regulation

Back in 2016, there was talk of 'regulation' coming to the industry. Regulation would set out to ensure the highest standards of care and welfare of our pet cats and dogs during grooming. Who better to lend their expertise to this noble aim than groomers themselves, who are, after all, among the front line of pet professionals? We wanted to be part of this!

So today, we're Associate Members of the Canine and Feline Sector Group (CFSG) which advises Defra (Govt) , linking arms with other pet professionals, putting forward our proposals and feedback specific to the pet grooming experience. An exciting once-in-a-generation opportunity.

BIGA Benefits

Capturing the imagination of the industry, being friendly, approachable, down-to-earth and practical, BIGA has attracted suppliers and industry professionals keen to extend discounts, benefits and valuable support to BIGA Members:

  • Tailor-made discounted Business Insurance - which includes a Free Legal Helpline
  • A Window Sticker and Member Certificate for Customer Reassurance

  • Discounts from selected industry suppliers, including but not limited to:

Savvy Pet Spa - make up your membership fee almost immediately with Savvy's innovative customer relationship management and online booking system

HOWND Shampoo 

Rob Fellows Reiki

Colin Taylor Grooming Products

Absolutely Animals London School of Pet Grooming
MORE industry suppliers

  • Claim your BIGA Membership Badge on for customer reassurance
  • Find My BIGA Groomer directory on our website
  • Find My BIGA Groomer Training Centre directory on our website
  • FREE Entry to the annual BIGA Show

BIGA Voice

One of the amazing features of membership is our Members Only Safe Space discussion boards. Put your question, without risk of ridicule, to one of our expert advisors!

  • Ask The Vet
  • Ask The Behaviourist
  • Ask The Business Advisor
  • Ask The Accountant
  • Ask The HR Consultant
  • Ask The Groomer
  • Ask The Insurance Specialist (coming soon)

Our Member Website - LOADS of great resources !!

Customer Consent Forms to download and use

Grooming Advice leaflets for customers to understand what grooming involves

Selected Videos across grooming and business and personal motivation

Recommended Podcasts to learn, and be entertained

We are THE association in the United Kingdom singularly dedicated to the professionals in our industry, looking out for our community's interests together.

Ultimately, it's about ensuring the highest standards in our industry to protect and promote the welfare of all our pet cats and dogs. THIS IS A GOOD THING and we invite you to JOIN US, to Be A Part Of Something BIGA !

ALL of the above and More for a Low Annual Membership Fee

We'd love for YOU to consider this invitation seriously.

Just £50 per year for your Membership  (or £125 for a Pet Grooming Training Centre) 

 Join Us here

OR, if it's not the right time for you, at least subscribe below to BIGA News to stay on top of industry news and see what BIGA is getting up to !!

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"The British Isles Grooming Association" is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee in England and Wales.  Registered at St. George’s House, 14 George Street, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE29 3GH. Reg. No. 10085801

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