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  • 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.

  • 27 Apr 2023 2:48 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    A very BIGA thank you to Nathalie for her engaging and inspiring talk at the coffee morning on Monday. It's good to know that several attendees have already implemented some of her concepts and are delighted with the results!

    Nathalie is currently looking into running some courses in England so watch this space! You can also view details of DAATA on the related page of the mybiga website which will take you to Nathalie's own DAATA website.

    Don't forget: Nathalie is offering a 10% discount for BIGA members on her level 1 training.

  • 20 Apr 2023 2:52 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    Benefits of BIGA membership

    Do you know what BIGA is?

    BIGA is a trade organisation run by groomers, for groomers: a community to support one another and lead the way to the recognition, improvement and standardisation of skills.

    Do you know what BIGA does?

    BIGA membership offers trade discounts, regular talks by - and access to - grooming professionals and industry-linked experts, and a voice within the grooming industry.

    Do you know how little it costs to join BIGA?

    For £5 per week, or £50 per year, you can join the only pet-grooming-specific trade organisation in Britain.

    BIGA's aims are to:

    • RECOGNISE the range of pet groomers out there. All are welcome, in fact the more diverse, the better! 
    • RAISE standards of grooming so that customers know they can trust a BIGA-compliant groomer with their pet. 
    • SUPPORT the industry by defining the BIGA code of conduct: a self-regulated Best Practice for Pet Grooming Businesses. 


    Personal benefits:

    • Discounts that could amount to more than the cost of joining 
    • Expert advice and networking at coffee mornings - a pet grooming community! 
    • Support and advice Access to useful forms e.g. Customer Consent Forms 
    • Being part of the drive to raise standards and unify our voice 

    Customer benefits:

    • By helping to raise grooming standards, BIGA members are raising the public's perception of the industry. 

    Ultimate benefits:

    • Professional, skilled, educated and understanding grooming services resulting in safer, kinder grooming for pets.

  • 13 Apr 2023 6:28 PM | BIGA Admin (Administrator)

    BIGA Coffee Morning - Monday 24th April 10.30am - 11.30am

    Nathalie Doaré Ariey-Jouglard is the creator of DAATA, a grooming method that aims to improve the health of a pet's skin and hair, resulting in calmer salon visits. Nathalie's courses cover: 

    Anatomy and functioning of the skin and hair 

    Common skin problems 

    Studies of specific problems and diseases

    Advanced Cosmetology

    Click the link for further details:

    Join us on Zoom, bring a tea or coffee and a bun - bring your dogs!

    We can't wait to see you.

    Zoom link:

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