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Great Britain Show Highlights

The first 'Festival of Grooming' was held in Great Britain the weekend of July 16-17, 2011. It quickly turned into a sold out event! The Festival was held at The Belfry resort in the West Midlands. Presented by Groomers Ltd. and The English Groomers Group, the 'Festival of Grooming' offered an educational insight to the world of premier pet grooming. Networking opportunities to meet and mingle with industry insiders in a casual atmosphere were plentiful.

Over 250 grooming professionals experienced a fun filled weekend. Melissa Verplank was the keynote speaker for this event. She is an award winning pet stylist, multiple business owner, and author of Notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of Five.

Other presenters were grooming greats, Colin Taylor and Bill Browne-Cole. They inspired participants with their 'hands on' grooming demonstrations, featuring a Bedlington Terrier and a Wire Haired Fox Terrier. Premier stylists Sharon Pine-Haynes, Louisa Tandy, and Chrissie Warwick conducted enlightening demonstrations on 'Show Coats & Top Knots' and 'Creative Grooming."

Great food, a fabulous fashion show, and dancing into the wee hours of the night filled the evening. During the evening, 21 lucky winners walked away with bounties of valuable raffle prizes. Plus, every table had a beautiful center piece containing clippers and grooming products for that one lucky diner.

Positive response from show goers was overwhelming at the close of the show. Discussions for next year's event are already in progress. L2GD is proud to showcase highlights from this amazing event.


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