About

Hi, I’m Fay, the owner and stylist here at Fays Diamond Dog Grooming. I have always loved animals and like a magnet find myself drawn to them. Yes I’m the one in the corner cuddling the dog at a get together or party. I have been very lucky to have been surrounded my entire life with a variety of different animals including a wide variety of breeds of dogs, ranging from a Long-haired Dachshund, Basset hound, German Shepherd, St Bernard’s, Great Dane and Bernese Mountain Dog, English Cocker Spaniel, Border Collie and Romanian rescue mix breeds.

I gained my first City and Guilds dog grooming qualifications in 2004 at a local college. This sparked my passion for the industry but it would be in 2014 when I opened my salon which would ignite an even greater passion and release my potential into this amazing journey that is unfolding before me.

It was with the help of the Princes Trust that the dream of owning my own dog grooming salon became a reality. I attended the Enterprise Course (a small business course) and created an in depth business plan to present to a panel. Still one of the best days of my life… I was accepted for the start up business loan and as a bonus awarded a business mentor, Tracy Westley (a bank manager). I am forever grateful and thankful to the Princes Trust and Tracy and am honored to be a Young Ambassador for them.

I am a firm believer in continuously striving to better yourself and to be part of an industry that is continually evolving I attend regular seminars to keep up with new trends and the latest equipment. I am a proud founder member and volunteer of the British Isles Grooming Association (BIGA) which was created by groomers for groomers. I am also a founder member of The Groomers Spotlight, both associations are propelling the industry forward to the future with hopes of positive change.

Since opening my salon in 2014 I have continued my professional development and have achieved the following:

  • Business mentored by a Tracy Westley, volunteer for the Princes Trust and the manager of a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Animal first aid
  • Level 2 and 3 City and Guilds Advanced Animal Care (dog grooming and advanced dog grooming) : Distinctions
  • Level 3 City and Guilds Dog Grooming intro : Distinctions London School of Pet Grooming
  • Level 3 City and Guilds Dog Grooming Diploma : All Distinctions (London school of Pet Grooming). Examiner the highly esteemed Eve Somers owner of the AbbFabb Grooming Academy
  • Joined the International professional Groomers (IPG) and pursued the qualification pathway and gaining the letters CSP (Certified Salon Professional) behind my name. Examiner the highly esteemed Angela Caley ICMG
  • Completed the entire IPG pathway and achieved the highest ICMG Qualification (International Certified Master Groomer). Examiner the highly esteemed Angela Caley ICMG
  • Level 4 City and Guilds LCGI (Licentiateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute)

Earning the prestigious title of “Fay Greene LCGI ICMG”

  • Attended countless seminars and competitions to always stay ahead of new trends and latest equipment. Consistently listen and take on-board the industry’s leaders advise and expertise, always en-devouring to stay at the top of my game
  • Competed in competition grooming and placed first in my group winning trophy’s and special awards
  • Proud member of International Professional Pet Groomers Association
  • Proud founder member and volunteer of the British Isles Grooming Association
  • Proud founder member of The Groomers Spotlight
  • Won the Further Development of the Year award from The London School of Pet Grooming
  • Appeared in Total Grooming Magazine
  • Featured Article for Princes Trust online. See Article Here
  • Honored to have been asked to become a Young Ambassador for the Princes Trust
  • Completed several inspirational speeches as a Young Ambassador for aspiring young people
  • Featured Article in The Guardian. See Article Here
  • One to one leadership training with the chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley International in London
  • Coached by the American founder of 20 Rock based in San Francisco
  • Featured in a Princes Trust video designed to inspire other young people to strive to become Young Ambassadors. See Video Here
  • Helped interview the next Generation of Young Ambassadors at the Princes Trust Head Office in London
  • Extremely honored and proud to have been invited to Prince Charles 70th Birthday Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in May 2018

Whilst your pet is in my care I endeavor to create your preferred trim / hair style, catering for your specific needs to the best of my ability and always giving one 100% throughout the entire grooming treatment. Ensuring all the while your pets safety and welfare is at the top of my priority.

I care deeply about all the animals left in my care and live by my motto,

“A life in the service of animals, is a life not wasted”.