A JOHNSTONE canine grooming service is main the best way for others to observe after profitable a prestigious prize.
LoveDog Grooming was topped Greatest Dog Grooming Enterprise on the annual Scotlands Enterprise Awards.
The crew’s triumph on the occasion in Glasgow follows sizzling on the heels of success in the identical class on the Renfrewshire Enterprise Awards in October.
Maureen Grant, director of the corporate, stated this newest achievement was one thing of a shock.
She instructed The Gazette: “We’re completely over the moon, as we weren’t anticipating to win.
“We thought we had a superb likelihood of profitable the regional award however we have been shocked once we received the award for the entire of Scotland.
“I think it helped that we’ve got quite a good reputation when it comes to dealing with dogs that are nervous or a bit frightened of being groomed.”
Maureen, from Howwood, began her enterprise from her storage a decade in the past earlier than teaming up with Kelly Morrow to create LoveDog in 2015.
Primarily based in Flooring Road, it caters to all canine breeds and likewise presents a daycare service.
Maureen stated: “We initially began off in Excessive Road after which we moved to larger premises about 4 years in the past, so we may open up the daycare as nicely.
“We’re extremely busy as, throughout lockdown, folks appeared to spend some huge cash on canines.
“We’ve began pet daycare courses as a result of a variety of these pups are usually not used to being left with anybody else or socialising with different canines and, once they got here in to be groomed, they have been extremely nervous as a result of their house owners had left them.
“This was because they were so used to being at home with their family during lockdown.”
The crew of six will quickly be saying goodbye to Maureen’s enterprise accomplice Kelly, who’s beginning her personal canine grooming service referred to as Woofs A Daisy.
Maureen added: “Kelly is shifting on to open her personal wee enterprise subsequent month, so profitable this award is sort of a pleasant excessive for her to go away on.
“I want to thank all of our clients who’ve stood by us through the ups and downs of lockdown, as some groomers remained open and we didn’t.
“Our customers were great in understanding that we were just trying to do the right thing.”
To be taught extra about LoveDog Grooming, go to www.facebook.com/GrantsDogGrooming.