Our Team

Joanne Angus LCGI
(Director, Head Stylist)

Joanne has a long experience in dog grooming, having groomed and taught since the 1980s. Joanne is one the founders of Groom Team England, and is keen to promote grooming excellence wherever possible and is a member of The Groomers Spotlight promoting qualified groomers in the UK.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 City & Guilds 775
  • Pet Care Trade Association Advanced Grooming Diploma
  • Founder Member Guild of Master Groomers
  • City & Guilds 730 Teaching Certificate
  • City & Guilds and Advanced Diploma Examiner
  • Licentiateship of City & Guilds Institute (LCGI)

Awards:

  • Eurogroom Champion and Groomer of the Year (1991, 2001)
  • Intergroom USA – Gold medal
  • Winner of Progroom, Eurogroom and Professional Groomers competitions.
  • Runner Up Groomer of the Year 2011
  • Joanne demonstrates at seminars and events in the UK and Ireland.

Zoe Duffy LCGI
(Senior Stylist and Tutor)

From an early age, Zoe channeled her passion for animals through showing and grooming Lakeland Terriers. Now, with 20 years of professional grooming experience under her belt, she teaches and is an examiner for grooming qualifications. Zoe is a founder member of Groom Team England and has demonstrated at many seminars and events. She was also the presenter of ‘The Bichon Frise’ and ‘The Clipped Long Legged Terrier’ (The Styling Academy) and is a member of The Groomers Spotlight promoting qualified groomers in the UK.

 

 


Qualifications:

  • Level 3 City & Guilds 775
  • Pet Care Trade Association Advanced Grooming Diploma
  • Guild of Master Groomers member
  • City & Guilds 730 Teaching Certificate
  • City & Guilds and Advanced Diploma Examiner
  • Licentiateship of City & Guilds Institute (LCGI)

Awards:

  • British Groomer of the Year (1994, 2005)
  • Intergroom USA – Gold medal
  • European Grand Champion 2008


Alison Thomas
(Director)

Alison originally joined Look North as a Saturday girl going on to win the first ever ‘Newcomers’ class at Groomer of the Year in 1986.

After leaving to pursue another career, Alison returned to Look North in 1998 as a director, working full time in the office dealing with the less glamorous, but equally important side of the business! .

 


Katie Bottomley
(Qualified Groomer)

Katie joined Look North in 2015 following her initial training and gaining her City & Level 3 Introductory Certificate. Katie has since competed in various grooming competitions and placed at most. Katie is now fully qualified to City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma and is a member of The Groomers Spotlight promoting qualified groomers in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 


Naomi Edwards
(Qualified Groomer)

Naomi joined Look North in 2015 following her initial training and gaining her City & Level 3 Introductory Certificate. Naomi has since competed in various grooming competitions and placed at most. Naomi is now fully qualified to City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma and is a member of The Groomers Spotlight promoting qualified groomers in the UK.