Harrogate dog groomers Shampooches has reached the final of the Pet Industry Federation awards in the Grooming Business of the Year category.
Owner and co-organiser of the Harrogate Dog Show Verity Watts will attend the Kenilworth ceremony, hosted by Dragons Den star Deborah Meaden, on October 17.
Verity told the Harrogate Advertiser: “There are four finalists, and this is the first time I have been nominated.
“To be a finalist is amazing!
“Each year, the Pet Care Trust hosts a large national awards show.”
Finalists are first nominated before a mystery shopper visits.
Winners will be judged by a panel ahead of the ceremony.
Verity said: “Someone in the industry must have nominated me.
“I will be going down with Andy, who works with me, and I am asking family to come as well.”
An awards spokesperson said a record number of entries had been submitted this year.
The ceremony will be followed by a gala dinner and evening of entertainment.
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