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Julie Smith Barking Mad Mobile Dog Groomer Rugby

Julie Smith Barking Mad Mobile Dog Groomer Rugby

Julie Smith – Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming, Rugby

Hi I’m Julie Smith and I’m delighted to be your local Barking Mad mobile dog groomer covering the Rugby and Kenilworth area in Warwickshire.

Having worked as a Community Nurse with the NHS for the last 17 years and having a real appreciation how dogs make such a huge impact on the emotional well being in peoples lives, I decided to become a dog groomer to ground myself following my Dad passing away of a sudden illness. Julie SmithI have had a fantastic career in the NHS however my dad’s passing gave me an opportunity to reflect on where my hearts always been and what I’ve wanted to do – to work with dogs.

van barking mad mobile grooming march 2014 2My 4 year old Border Terrier, Alfie, has given me such joy, love and a sense of peace and has changed my life. He has shown me what’s really important and dogs teach us about how to be in the moment that keeps us emotionally healthy, in addition to the physical exercise we get from being dog owners and keeping us fit.City & Guilds Level_3 Qualified

Having haJan 2015 fix Jan 2015 2 fixd the unconditional love of a dog, and truly feeling what they bring to our lives I will embrace this opportunity and give your dog the pampering and love he deserves, giving the time to show him how important he is in your life by giving him the peace, quiet and fuss that a busy dog grooming salon cannot.

Barking Mad Dog Mobile Dog Grooming offers a personal, professional service at your home and at your convenience, and I can’t wait to give your dog the care and love he deserves.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Julie

Julie Smith

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Barking Mad Mobile Dog Grooming Salon Premiers at Westmorland Show

The well know dog carers at Barking Mad will be attending the Westmorland Show in Cumbria 11th September 2014. It will be the first time the show has seen the Barking Mad professional mobile dog grooming salon on stand N by the Main Ring.van barking mad mobile grooming march 2014 2

Fiona Donaldson who is a fully qualified City & Guilds level 3 standard dog groomer will be on hand to show how it all works and the pampering her customers enjoy.

Customers will have the chance to WIN various prizes including some yummy treats for dog and owner from Plato’s and The Longlands Hotels. dog biscuitsSimply guess how many dog biscuits are in the jar!
van barking mad mobile grooming march 2014Fiona offers quality dog washing and grooming service across the South Lakes Area and will be working on the day with by Kathryn Thompson who runs the local Barking Mad Alternative to Kennels dog holiday business in the area.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Top Dog Model Simba Celebrates with Barking Mad Grooming Professionals

There’s a new award winning team in Lancashire and they’re completely Barking Mad!

heidi11 (Medium)The formidable canine crew have been celebrating their dog grooming achievements this week; Heidi Burnham and Fiona Donaldson from Barking Mad Mobile Dog Grooming, Steve & Poppy Maney from Canine Health & Hydro and ITV2’s Dog Model Simba the Leonberger (who famously jumped onto Jonathon Ross on his TV show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kniaLVmKxLY).Heidi4 (Medium)

 

Canine Health & Hydro Canine Groom School in Rimington, Clitheroe are proud to announce their first City & Guilds trained graduates: Fiona and Heidi are both working with the national franchise brand Barking Mad Ltd ‘Pet Care Professionals’ still buoyant from winning last year’s HSBC British Franchise Association Support Franchisor of the Year 2013*.

canine health and hydro dog grooming schoolCanine Health & Hydro at Howgill Farm, Rimington have worked extremely hard to achieve the prestigious status of official City & Guilds Approved Centre and are working closely with Barking Mad. The Barking Mad Grooming franchise brand has launched across the UK with their professional service boasting only fully trained City & Guilds level 3 dog groomers. A match made in doggy heaven!

Heidi5 MediumThe new franchise mobile dog grooming business is run by Heidi Burnham based in Chatburn, Lancashire to complement their company owned branch in Barbon, Cumbria where experienced groomer Fiona Donaldson has been employed to serve man’s best friend. The state of the art mobile salon is self–contained and fully equipped with fresh warm water, electric grooming table, clipper-vac and dryer as well as dog cologne amongst to name just a few!

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Heidi and Fiona who have been working their skills on Simba, the local Leonberger who famously won ITV2’s Top Dog Model.

Heidi said, “I am thrilled to work with Barking Mad and offer the dog owners in Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley area a top professional and convenient mobile dog grooming and washing service. I know it will be the very best as I have been trained by the very best here with Poppy, Steve and their team.”

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  • Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming is the first and only member of the British Franchise Association (currently at provisional status) offering a franchise system in dog grooming alone.
  • The grooming industry is current unregulated legally and has suffered in the past from rogue unqualified operators. Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming is the first branded franchise provider to raise the bar by ensuring all groomers  become City & Guilds level 3 qualified.

Customer Service Focus

  • The company offers a genuine point of difference with their Customer Contact Centre also based locally. The service takes calls and messages for their dog groomers so that when a Barking Mad customer phones in they get to talk to a real person who is friendly and knowledgeable rather than an answer machine or a poor quality mobile in a van.

Competition

  • Barking Mad franchising offers a quality and lucrative opportunity for those wishing to work in the buoyant dog care industry. To mark its first year Barking Mad has launched with a high value Free Prize Draw competition to win a franchise** as the main prize worth £11,950. Franchising offers a better business alternative to the majority of independent self-starters in the dog care industry who cannot call upon the award winning expertise and support model that the experienced franchisor Barking Mad can offer. Barking Mad dog grooming franchisees will work alongside existing dog sitting franchisees under the parent Barking Mad Dog Care brand.
  • Barking Mad Professional Mobile Grooming is a member of the British Dog Groomer’s Association and Barking Mad Ltd is also a member of the Pet Services Association, both divisions of the Pet Industry Federation.

 

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Barking Mad Groom to the Moon!

van barking mad mobile grooming march 2014 2It’s been a stratospheric franchise launch for Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming opportunity since the franchise business went live just a few months ago. Since then, not only have the BFA award winning team started running their new state of the art mobile dog grooming van with groomer Fiona Donaldson but they have also trained their first franchisee Heidi Burnham who starts her own mobile dog grooming salon business in the Clitheroe, Lancashire area next month.

 Grooming training at Barking Mad HQ Heidi (left) and Fiona


Grooming training at Barking Mad HQ Heidi (left) and Fiona

Both Fiona and Heidi have been taking their City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate 7763 Dog Grooming training at Canine Health & Hydro where Poppy, Steve and the team have done them proud showing them the very best professional dog grooming skills.

Barking Mad Professional Mobile Grooming is proud to be a member of the key industry associations including the Pet Industry Federation, the British Franchise Association and the British Dog Groomers’ Association in order to offer the very best to everyone involved in the franchise including franchisees, customers and of course our furry best friends.

Barking Mad is a successful, award winning national pet care business, offering a luxury alternative to kennelling across the UK. Now the business has expanded into the grooming sector with Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming — a new franchise business complementing its established and successful brand. Barking Mad Grooming Fiona and Maisie 5 (Medium)The company recognises that the grooming industry is currently unregulated legally and as a result has suffered from rogue unqualified operators. Barking Mad is the first branded franchise provider to raise the bar by ensuring all groomers sign up to become fully City & Guilds qualified in order to build on a reputation that people can rely on. Barking Mad franchising offers a quality and lucrative opportunity for those wishing to work in the buoyant dog grooming industry. The original Barking Mad concept, which continues to grow from strength to strength, arranges for dogs to stay with one of its network of loving host families while owners are away — a preferable alternative to kennelling that many dogs and owners find stressful. The existing business enjoys a hardearned reputation for quality, and we believe this positions us perfectly to deliver the equivalent high standards in mobile dog grooming. On the back of this reputation, Barking Mad is the first stand-alone dog wash and grooming business to have achieved British Franchise Association (BFA) member status and the first Barking Mad Professional Mobile Grooming franchise will begin trading in April 2014.

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Get into the groom with a Barking Mad franchise!

Barking Mad has launched a new mobile dog grooming
franchise opportunity with a competition to win a business
worth £11,950. Here, managing director Lee Dancy reveals all.PPM Nov 2013

Article by Jo Radford http://www.petproductmarketing.co.uk

Barking Mad is a successful, award winning national pet care business,
offering a luxury alternative to kennelling across the UK.
Now the business has expanded into the grooming sector with Barking Mad
Professional Mobile Dog Grooming — a new franchise business complementing
its established and successful brand. The company recognises that the grooming
industry is currently unregulated legally and as a result has suffered from rogue unqualified operators. Barking Mad is the first branded franchise provider to raise the bar by ensuring all groomers sign up to become fully City & Guilds qualified in order to build on a reputation that people can rely on.
Tell us more about Barking Mad
Barking Mad franchising offers a quality and lucrative opportunity for those wishing
to work in the buoyant dog grooming industry. The original Barking Mad concept,
which continues to grow from strength to strength, arranges for dogs to stay with one of its network of loving host families while owners are away — a preferable alternative to
kennelling that many dogs and owners find
stressful. The existing business enjoys a hardearned
reputation for quality, and we believe
this positions us perfectly to deliver
the equivalent high standards in mobile
dog grooming.
On the back of this reputation, Barking Mad
is the first stand-alone dog wash and grooming
business to have achieved British Franchise
Association (BFA) member status and the
first Barking Mad Professional Mobile
Grooming franchise will begin trading in l
ate 2013/early 2014.
How does franchising work?
Franchising offers a better business alternative
to the majority of independent self-starters in
the dog care industry. Franchisees will benefit
from the business expertise and support that
we, as an experienced franchisor, can offer.
Current Barking Mad franchisees will work
alongside new grooming franchisees under
the parent Barking Mad dog care brand. We also have a dedicated, UK-based customer contact centre. This service will take calls
and messages on behalf of Barking Mad dog
groomers so that when a customer telephones
to make an appointment they get to talk to a
real person who is friendly and knowledgeable
rather than an answering machine or be
subject to poor quality mobile reception while
on the road in the grooming van.
Will it work for me?
Over the last 13 years, we have gained a wealth of experience within the pet industry and
franchising sector. Our national operations
manager Lisa Morton adds 13 years of
hands-on mobile grooming experience to a
system that represents an excellent template
for franchising. It’s the perfect fit where we
know we can offer a proven professional
business model in a profitable sector.
Lisa adds: “Individuals with a passion
for dogs who see the opportunity that
there is to work in the grooming sector
don’t necessarily have all the skills and
understanding they need to make it work.
Barking Mad offers award winning support
and years of business and grooming experience
in one turn-key operation.
“The existing Barking Mad dog care network
will complement our grooming franchises
well, as we will have similar customers,
many of whom will know and trust the
Barking Mad brand.”
We are confident that mobile grooming by
qualified dog stylists, alongside innovative
products, combined with the added
convenience of coming to the customer will
explode across the UK in the coming years.
We frequently receive requests for a
professional and reliable service and our
experience shows that a well-run franchise
can expect to be booked up months in
advance with repeat business gained by local
marketing, reputation and referral.

What are your credentials?
Barking Mad Professional Mobile Grooming
is a member of the British Dog Groomers’
Association and Barking Mad Ltd is also a
member of the Pet Services Association, both
divisions of the Pet Industry Federation.
The existing business, launched in 2000,
commands a dog-loving network of over
20,000 people, utilising 1,300 trusted host
families across 60 successful franchise
territories and is a member of the British
Franchise Association.
This year Barking Mad scooped the British
Franchise Association HSBC Franchisee
Support Award.
For more information and to find out how you can
win back the franchise fee of your very own Barking
Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming Franchise
call the Barking Mad head office on 01524 276476,
email hello@barkingmadgrooming.uk.com or
visit www.barkingmadgrooming.uk.com

 

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