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  • 28 May 2016 4:53 PM | BIGA Chair (Administrator)

    BIGA is excited to announce that we've reached a milestone of 100 new members since our launch at MasterGroom at the end of April.

    In just little over a month, 100 new members have joined the professional pet grooming trade association and community support network.

    "This is incredible momentum and it thrills me that groomers are hungry to be part of a wider, supportive community of like-minded professionals," said Colin Taylor, one of BIGA's Founder Directors.

    BIGA has already rolled out discounted tailor-made insurance for its members. But the most exciting element has been the members' website,, which encourages interaction and participation in getting to know each other better. Features include a member directory, a Jobs board, online forums (including a social forum), profile pages that can be personalised, news and events as well as the ability to message other members from within the member site.

    BIGA's introductory half-price sign-up special continues through the month of June. Membership is open to all - whether you are an aspiring groomer, student, retired, business owner, supplier, magazine - just take a look at the Member Levels page on to learn more.

  • 24 May 2016 12:35 AM | BIGA Chair (Administrator)

    In direct response to member requests, BIGA is happy to announce the addition of a dedicated JOBS section to, exclusively within the members' area.

    So, if you're a business owner looking for a full or part-time groomer, or need a Freelancer for occasional or holiday cover, you can post your opportunity in the JOBS section within

    OR, if you're a groomer who is looking for full or part-time work, or keen to freelance for occasional or holiday cover, you can likewise post your availability in the JOBS section within

    Members can simply see the post in the JOBS section and then contact the posting member by contacting them within the Member Directory.

    Seemple. That's what we like.

  • 12 May 2016 5:38 PM | BIGA Chair (Administrator)

    BIGA members can now consult the Directory page of to meet and contact other BIGA members. The list can only be seen by other BIGA members and it's entirely up to each member whether or not they want their details to appear in the Directory (you only need to tick a box within the Privacy settings in your account).

    Every member of BIGA has a dedicated profile page that they can fill in with their details as well as create photo albums, personal descriptions and more - it's to help each of us get to know each other a little better. It's all about creating a fun, down-to-earth, real-person community within BIGA and we're looking forward to members making the most of this awesome feature.

  • 12 May 2016 5:35 PM | BIGA Chair (Administrator)

    BIGA has teamed up with HIA International to provide discounted tailor-made insurance for BIGA members. Please click on the Insurance page for details (part of the Benefits section - members need to be logged into to see this page).

  • 25 Apr 2016 8:15 PM | BIGA Chair (Administrator)
    BIGA is live !

    We launched officially this last weekend at Master Groom, 23-24 April 2016. It's been an exciting start with lots of enthusiasm and eager new members already champing at the bit to get going.

    The Introductory Half-Price discount period runs from now thru May 31st - and renewals don't start until 1 June 2017 (so the sooner you sign up, the more free weeks there are of enjoying access to the Members Area - check out the Forums in particular).

    Yep, there is a lot to do - but this is the grassroots part of BIGA. Our members get to shape and develop BIGA from the ground up. The framework and structure is in place. We just need you to get involved, have your say and help make it happen.

    We look forward to seeing you on the inside!

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The British Isles Grooming Association (BIGA)

A Not-for-Profit Trade Association and Community Support Network

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