‘I used to cut human hair but animals are much more fun’ says Hannah Kembery

Hannah Kembery, owner, Frampton Dapper Dogs with customers

Hannah Kembery, owner, Frampton Dapper Dogs with customers

Local dog grooming expert Hannah Kembery has moved her ‘Frampton Dapper Dogs’ business to its first permanent salon in Coalpit Heath.

Hannah, who has over 200 canine clients, started the business last year, working from her Mum’s garage.

Since then it has grown rapidly as word of her scissor skills has spread, to the point where a new permanent base was vital in order to keep her furry clients happy.

Such is her reputation, Hannah, who graduated a couple of years ago from Hartbury College with a Level 2 and 3 City & Guilds dog grooming certificate, even has a couple of guinea pigs as clients.

The business’s move was partly funded by a loan from NatWest.

Hannah Kembery, Owner, Frampton Dapper Dogs, said: “I originally trained to be hairdresser for human customers but I found that dogs and animals are much more fun – particularly the big hairy breeds such as German Shepherds and Huskies, and, of course, spaniels. The key is simply being calm and very patient with them.”

Ian Dudley, Relationship Manager, NatWest, said: “It’s great that we’ve been able to assist Hannah in realising her dream of owning her own premises. The move will enable her to take her business to the next level and will hopefully lead to further expansion in the future.”