Harrogate dog groomer in award nomination

The Shampooches team (s)
The Shampooches team (s)

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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