The Team

at Canine Groom School

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 Poppy Maney ICMG

Poppy Maney ICMG

Director

International Certified Master Groomer
City & Guilds Internal Quality Assessor
Head Groomer

After a flourishing musical theatre career in London, Poppy and her husband Steve decided to take the leap and re-train for a career surrounded by dogs.
Their first business opened in 2006 and through sheer hard work and passion the pair eventually could invest and build the largest Specialist Canine Centre in the North of England at the family farm, Lancashire.
Poppy Maney ICMG re-trained to be only 1 of 40 in the UK Internationally Certified Master Groomers and decided to set up one of the best Canine Grooming Schools in the UK. It is now a City and Guilds training centre which means it can offer learners the chance to gain their Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. Last year Canine Groom School also become 1 of 5 centres in the UK to be able to offer the training for the ICMG qualification. This is an internationally recognized course opening the rest of the world for training. So far Poppy has had students from Dubai, Turkey, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and students from throughout the UK coming to train with Poppy and the team.
Poppy has formed associations with Myerscough college and works alongside them to offer their dog grooming courses at our centre.
All this and Poppy also has three small children, Daisy, Stanley and Albert.

 Steven Maney

Steven Maney

Managing Director

Steve has been opening and building canine businesses for over 12 years, he qualified as a Canine Hydrotherapist in 2012, since then he has personally rehabilitated over one thousand dogs from all over the North West. Steve was also a fully trained dog groomer for 5 years and runs the business development workshops for the Groom School students.
The main roles for Steve now are the running of the four companies and controlling the expansion & investment our companies are undertaking over 2019 and helping to make them the success they are today.
He has orchestrated the opening of our brand new Human Rehabilitation Centre “Lemon Aid Rehab”
He also runs our Canine Photography Studio, Our New P.U.P.S (Pop Up Pods) business and is developing our new self funded charity ” Love From Butch ” The Rehabilitation Foundation.

Molly McKiernan

Molly McKiernan

Grooming Tutor

Molly completed her training here at Canine Groom School gaining a City and Guilds Level 3 Qualification. Molly is constantly gaining new skills and knowlage and has recently achived her Advanced Professional Groomer Certificate.Molly enjoys competeing in grooming and has a great passion for unusual grooms including Asian fusion.
Previously she worked in a doggy day care centre and volunteered in dog shelters around Lancashire. Molly is passionate about grooming, travelling, animals, people and most importantly dogs.

 Ashleigh Hoggarth

Ashleigh Hoggarth

Grooming Tutor

Previously a hairdresser/barber, Ashleigh decided to follow her passion and train to become a dog groomer. She qualified here at Canine Groom School showing a great talent for styling to breed standard.Ashleigh holds a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma and Certified Advanced Professional Groomer Certificate hoping to work towards her Masters very soon. She has a labradoodle and a horse to keep her busy at home.
 Shannon Wilde

Shannon Wilde

Grooming Tutor

Shannon started here with us in July 2017, as an apprentice through Myerscough College where she was studying Animal Studies. 

Shannon quickly showed she had great grooming skills and after a year training at Canine Groom School gained her L3 City and guilds Diploma with flying colors.

shannon has a great skill of bringing fun to learning and will always be found making students smile even in the hardest times.

At home Shannon is kept extremely busy with her 4 Staffordshire Bull Terriers, her youngest being Millie. She has previously worked at both kennels and doggy daycares.