Award winning groomer Alison Rogers L.C.G.I has been grooming for 22 years. She started in a German Shepherd dog show kennels as a kennel maid and handler. Alison then progressed to breeding and showing other breeds such as Yorkshire Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, Standard Poodles and more recently Bichon Frise (Alizo) where she has made up her own breed boy to European Champ (multi champion Alizo Caesar Palace).
Alison has been grooming since the age of 16 years, then started her own business at the age of 19 which has now entered its 20th year. She has progressed to teaching from her training centre after many years of teaching in colleges.
Alison has won groomer of the year twice (2007 and 2012) as well as many other placing’s both home and abroad from U.S.A., Europe and Ireland. Alison is also a European grooming judge where she is able to share her knowledge with others.
Alison won the Liz Paul achievement award for Groomer of the year UK 2013 and was also nominated for the Cardinal Crystal international groomer of the year award 2012 in the USA.
As a member of the Guild of Master Groomers Alison is also one of the founder members of Groomteam England where she helped the team bring a 3rd place home.
As well as the face of Mikki Grooming products, Alison was the first head stylist at the Pet Spa at Harrods in London. Alison is mainly situated in the Holmfirth Salon but does offer freelance.
Many of Alison’s students follow in her footsteps; watching many open their own successful dog grooming business’s, competing at British Dog Grooming Championships, Euro Groom and Premier Groom but most recently a student winning Newcomer of the Year and Best Beginner.