About Melanie Winters-Holmes
Firstly….I love Dogs. Im one of those very lucky people ,that get to do exactly what they love. Furthermore I get immense satisfaction from each and every pet that gets put in my charge.
I am part of the international education team that represents the Andis company. Its a role that is very varied and can mean doing demonstrations, teaching seminars and posting social media posts .Im very proud to an ambassador, and educator for this high profile company.
I have been privileged to be a pet a groomer for circa thirty years and still love the career i first entered by working for Battersea dog home in the 1990’s. My grooming career was inspired from my time at Battersea, and my education was crafted by many the breed specialists that freely give there time to work with the animals at this wonderful institution.
Studying and completing my city and guilds 7750, at the young age of 18- I was spurred into the world of competition grooming .Competing regularly for over ten years-I even held the title of British Dog Groomer of the Year. This also coincided with myself being a team member of the British grooming team for ten years, and we had the honour of competing in amongst others Barcelona, Milan and the UK. Winning many top trophies, I consider myself very lucky, and very proud/honoured to have experienced this side of dog grooming.
I’m now retired from competing, channelling my time and love of dogs into a full-time grooming vocation. Although I have had an interesting and varied career as competition judge- all the major uk shows… it’s the actual practice that now holds my attention and gives the satisfaction to both myself and the dogs owners. This is the true reward for years of my experience.
I studied for my higher qualification, and having completed them I become an examiner of the qualification, and a past member of the guild of master groomers.
Currently I’m now a City and Guilds consultant and examiner, also and I am busy around the UK in this role.I achieved my teaching awards and have current assessor’s awards.
City and Guilds lcgi
City and Guilds level 3 7750
higher qualification PIF
Teachers Award City and Guilds
Assessors Award D32 D33
British Groomer of the Year
Member of British Groom team for 10 years
City and Guilds examiner
City and Guilds consultant
Higher Exam Examiner
Grooming Competition Judge
Speaker and Demonstrator
Certified Andis Educator
Feel free to contact me with any further questions….Your wonderful pet is in safe hands!