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About Colin

Colin has been a member since July 11th 2012, and has created 15 posts from scratch.

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Intergroom International Groomer of the Year 2004

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Master Groom 5th Anniversary 25-26 April 2015

Master Groom is now in its FIFTH year !!

It’s coming up on Sat/Sun 25-26 April 2015.

Same location as last year: The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park nr. Coventry.

For ALL information, please visit:

xx Colin

Master Groom 2014 dates announced and registration opens

I’m excited!

Now in its fourth year, Master Groom will be held on Sat / Sun 26 – 27 April 2014 at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ.

All the details are in the press release, click here OR go to

Precious by Colin Taylor

For years, I dreamt of launching my own collection of shears. And earlier this year I was proud to come out with my own limited edition collection: Precious by Colin Taylor.

The scissors have only been available directly from me at shows. Or from my workshops. But, hey, I’ve done a lot of shows. Kicking off with the launch at Crufts in March. Followed by MasterGrooom, English Groomers Challenge, AusGroom Down Under, events in Canada and the US. And more.

If you weren’t able to track me down to get your hands on a pair, I have good news. The collection is now available to buy online. Just take a look here. Or ring me at the salon in London on 020 8964 3231.

Pet Gazette article about my book launch

Colin Taylor launches book at Crufts 2013

To read the full article click here

Wanna be on Televison?

Looking for YOUR 15 minutes or more of FAME ?

I was contacted today by a production company. They are creating a show for the BBC and want to feature small / independent businesses competing with each other in various industry-related tasks.

So, for example, they’ll have three bakers or florists or car dealers (no mention of undertakers) in friendly rivalry with each other in one of their shows.

Here’s the cool part: they want dog groomers to take part. Now that’s a show I’d like to see!

This could be great exposure for you, and for dog grooming in general. So here’s your chance!

This is the blurb they sent me:

Based on a celebration of the best of British businesses, a brand new BBC series
marks a momentous year in our great history.

Each episode will see three small/independent businesses in the same town, supplying
the same market, showcasing just why they feel they are at the top of their game.
All three business owners will take part in and score each other in light-hearted
industry based tasks, testing their products, services and performance in a fun and
entertaining way. From Florists to Bakeries, to Car Dealers and Dog Groomers, no
stone is unturned. At the end of each episode one business will be crowned Best in

We want business owners who are:

Interested applicants can either call us on 020 7739 1149 or email

As part of our campaign for everyone to take part in this great opportunity, putting
their businesses and town on the map, I’d be grateful if you could include these
details of the application on your website or in your membership newsletters as one
of the shows will feature the world of Dog Groomers and Pet Shop Owners!

Good luck to everyone who applies to take part!

xx Colin