Meet the Team




Having studied for an animal-based Batchelor of Science (BSc) degree at Plymouth University, I moved on to a teaching role within the Police Service, specialising in Animal Law.

I made the decision to follow my dream of working with dogs and having initially passed my City and Guilds Dog Grooming exams in 1993. I was approached by a local Further Education Establishment to teach one of their courses. This, I enjoyed so much, that I decided to open my own grooming school, paying particular attention to a high ratio of teacher/students. I currently hold the Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Dog Grooming and am also a current holder of an Advanced Certificate in Canine First Aid.

I currently own five Irish Terriers and have made one up to a Champion. My passion is in animal rescue and I own a rescue Deerhound. I am an active member of a local animal rescue.




I’ve been working at Classic Canine Cuts since 2014.

I love dogs and owning five Yorkshire Terriers myself, I decided this was the path for me. I started my grooming career by successfully completing and Animal Care & Welfare Apprenticeship at Classic Canine Cuts in October 2016.

I then went on to become the Washroom Manageress, ensuring that all the dogs were prepared correctly, prior to their groom. I then progressed further by completing my level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in July 2017. I have been teaching for 3 years and have recently gained my Canine Advanced First Aid Certificate.

I have a particular interest in Asian Fusion grooming which is my style for my two Yorkies, Dottie and Betty. I am particularly fascinated by this style as it is very different and is becoming increasingly popular.



Looking back I can say I have always wanted to be a dog groomer. I am very passionate about animals and own an Irish Terrier.  I started working for Claire in Classic Canine Cuts fourteen years ago! 

During this time I have achieved qualifications in OCN Animal Care, an Animal Care Foundation Modern Apprenticeship including NVQ Level 1 & 2. I have also completed my level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Dog Grooming and have gained my Canine First Aid Certificate. I am proud of my continued professional development, throughout my career at Classic Canine Cuts.

I thoroughly enjoy dog grooming, especially scissoring many different breeds such as Poodles, Bedlington Terriers, Kerry Blue’s and Cockapoo’. One of my personal favourites  would be the Bichon Frise.


Dog Grooming Assistant


Dog Grooming Assistant

I joined Classic Canine Cuts in 2015 and work in the washroom ensuring the dogs are bathed and dried ready for their groom.

I have an NVQ level 1 in Animal Care and am trained in Animal First Aid. My favourite breeds are Huskies of which I own one called Nikita, though I do like  large breeds.