Not sure which Membership Level is appropriate for you? Fear not, we have the answer
Membership Enquiries please email email@example.com
GROUP A STUDENTS (FREE) - if you are actively in training with a BIGA-registered Training Centre (20-days or more), ask them to sign you up for one year FREE Associate membership of BIGA (they just need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we take care of it). This membership applies to individuals only, not businesses (so you don't receive a window sticker for your salon and you don't receive the free enhanced business listing on mypetgroomer.co.uk - but you do get access to the member website and normal member benefits - it's our way of supporting groomers just starting out and becoming members of our community)
GROUP B INDIVIDUALS - this membership level has been phased out though we still have some Individuals on their membership. Please consider signing up to Level C Business Membership, which is ideal for solo groomers with their own salon, a mobile business or a dedicated commercial premises.
GROUP C BUSINESSES - this is the main membership for pet grooming businesses and applies to a single business location whether we groom from home or operate our own mobile grooming business or we operate from commercial premises. This level provides access to all the normal benefits PLUS we can have up to six members of our team access the member website. As a bonus, you can have one free Enhanced business listing on mypetgroomer.co.uk for free (this is a bonus only and has no monetary value).
GROUP D TRAINING CENTRES - this is for pet grooming training centres only and allows for up to ten members of the team to access the member site, plus your training centre is featured on mybiga.org AND mypetgroomer.co.uk. Training centres must be an approved centre or approved assessment site for one of the BIGA-recognised qualification pathways (eg. City & Guilds, ICMG, OCN etc.) Training centres may be required to provide proof of a teaching qualification and dog grooming qualification.
GROUP E HONORARY AND ADMIN - reserved for BIGA Honorary Members only and/or Admin and members of the Board
To sign up, please visit the Join Us page.
Don't fit neatly into one of the membership levels above? Perhaps you are a multiple retailer and need a customised membership solution. Or you are a larger corporate organisation and want your staff/team to participate in BIGA. Please send us an email email@example.com and we can take it from there .
Still struggling to make sense of this? Lets try the following scenarios:
I'm currently a student at a BIGA-registered training centre and dream about having my own salon one day > GROUP A - FREE (ask your training centre about this)
I'm not a qualified groomer, but I am trained and I've got a few years experience. I run my own mobile grooming business > GROUP C BUSINESS
I'm a qualified groomer with my own part-time business grooming from home > GROUP C BUSINESS
I'm retired but still enjoy talking to other groomers, hearing their stories and sharing my own advice and experience > please send us an email
G'day mate, I'm a professional groomer in Australia > please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
I run my own mobile grooming salon as the sole groomer > GROUP C BUSINESS
I run my own grooming business and have three groomers that work with me > GROUP C BUSINESS (you can have up to SIX members who all get their own unique profile on mybiga.org and can participate independently in the forums etc).
I'm a grooming supplier with an awesome product for professional groomers > please talk to us about sponsorship, advertising or participating at our events. Send an email to email@example.com
I'm a great big superstore and employ a lot of professional groomers > please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a magazine and would like to support BIGA > please send us an email email@example.com
I am interested in advertising, either on mypetgroomer.co.uk OR within mybiga.org > please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org