Denise Westbrook

Denise’s grooming career began in 2002, she has become heavily involved with the grooming industry. She is a current Groom Team England Member representing the Poodle class and has held that title for 3 years running.  One of the only Groomer in the UK to have achieve a placement in 3 out of the 4 categories for GTE. At the World Grooming Competition in Belgium 2017 Groom Team England placed 4th, and as an individual from 23 countries Denise placed 5th. Wow! What an achievement. Denise is a popular speaker, demonstrator and judge.  Winning the Judge of the year at the World Grooming Conference Industry awards 2019. In 2016 she was awarded Groomers Groomer of the year at The Liz Paul Industry Awards. She has won many Gold and Silver awards nationally and internationally, not only with poodles in all styles but with many breeds.  Dee has won B.I.S in Germany.  In 2015 she won Premier Groomer of the year with her Handstrip Lakeland Terrier Marni and a poodle in English saddle trim one of the hardest trims to master. Denise is very pleased to be a Wahl Ambassador Dee is a member of The Guild of Master Groomers one of 24 within the U.K. This gruelling qualification is not for the faint hearted it has 8 modules, 7 of grooming dogs to show standard and can take up to 5 years to complete. Her passion has led her to run the highly commended Dee for Dogs Training school in Essex one of UK leading groomer training schools. Dee is proud to be a City & Guilds examiner and assessor, and a Highers Qualification examiner.   She shows poodles with the Deearella Affix. Her husband also works within the industry, he is the man behind one of the groomers favourites Maximum Edge Sharpening.