The leaders of Groomarts Academy
We have dedicated, experienced and friendly group of staff that are here to help you make the successful journey to your new career.
Chairman & Co-Founder
MSc Behavioural Economics, MA Filmmaking, BSc Computer science, Teacher & Assessor
Leo joined Groomarts in 2013. He worked formerly as a strategist in branding and communication for 20 years and also spent some time working as a Commercials Director and Promo Producer in South Africa. He has vast experience of guiding people and brands towards success and is responsible for the brand Groomarts now is.
Founder & Academy Director
LCGI Vocational Degree, Master Craftsman, BDGA Higher Diploma & Certified teacher (PTLLS)
Owner of the first GroomArts Salon and creator of the original GroomArts philosophy. Since 2004 Laura has consistently garnered a reputation as one of the UK’s best and most loved groomers. She is absolutely passionate about excellence in grooming standards and passing on GroomArts high values to others
Laura is an expert in hand stripping, understanding and treating skin conditions, delivering high standards in customer service, creative and breed standard colouring, animal behaviour, styling pure breeds and cross breeds. Terriers, Spaniels, Poodles, Bichion Frise’ and Tibetan Terriers, Coton de Tuléar. I also have extensive experience of working to prepare cats to a show standard.
Chartered Institute of Marketing L6 Diploma in Marketing, Prince 2 Practitioner, MAAT, PTTLS L3 & IQA L4
As Managing Director, I am responsible for continuing our reputation as the leading provider of dog grooming education in the UK. With a forward thinking team of leaders, we constantly look for ways to improve what we offer and improve the standard of grooming education worldwide.
Leading the group of companies operating under the Groomarts brand including the Groomarts Merchandise business supplying pet owners and pet professionals, Groomarts Pro Skills and Groomarts Academy. Responsible for all aspects of day to day management and success of the businesses.
Academy Manager, Lead IQA and Assessor
City & Guilds L3 Diploma in dog grooming, IQA L4, AET L3
After getting my first job in a busy grooming salon I was hooked. I progressed from a grooming assistant right up to a successful salon manager. When I was ready for my next challenge I found GroomArts and was excited to specialise my skills in grooming, particularly in training others and instilling them with the same passion I have for our amazing industry.
I pride myself on my patience and always do my upmost to help our students become the best they can be, whilst keeping their learning experience as positive as possible. In 2019 I competed in Rome and am now excited to continue my journey, gaining valuable knowledge to pass on to our students past, present and future.