News Belinda Morris Joins Guild Of Master Groomers



Belinda Morris joins Guild of Master Groomers
24th October 2017

By Karen Pickwick

The British Dog Groomers’ Association has welcomed Belinda Morris to the ranks of its Guild of Master Groomers.
Belinda has been grooming for 12 years and is currently team leader at the Hadlow PIF Grooming School at Hadlow College in Kent. Before to that, she worked at Pets at Home and The Dog Shop, in Galway, Ireland.

Membership of the Guild of Master Groomers is open only to those BDGA members who have completed all 10 units of the Pet Industry Federation’s Higher Diploma. It is an accolade held by only 21 other groomers in the UK today.

Belinda said: “Becoming a member of the Guild of Master Groomers has been my ultimate goal. It provides a fitting recognition of the time and effort I have dedicated to my own personal self-improvement in the dog grooming industry and proof that I have made the grade.

“The BDGA Higher Diploma is a hugely challenging qualification in every aspect with regard to both the practical standards required and the self-motivation needed to undertake the theory and written elements of it. However, as the highest grooming qualification the UK grooming industry offers, it stands for a lot!

“As a teacher of the next generation of dog groomers at Hadlow PIF Grooming School, I wanted to be at the highest level I can be, in order to pass on that knowledge and expertise to my students, and be an example of what study and qualifications can ultimately lead to.”

The BDGA is part of the Pet Industry Federation and offers a range of qualifications to dog groomers, including the City & Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 dog grooming qualifications delivered through its accredited training schools; and the Higher Diploma. Further information is available at