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Shampooch - Dog Grooming

Teri McClymont opened her dog grooming business, Shampooch, on 21 July this year with help from a pre-start up grant from the CX Project through Dumfries and Galloway Council's Young Entrepreneur Project.


Teri McClymont from Annan loves her dog Alfie and takes him for regular grooming. On one of these grooming visits, Teri decided she would like to make dog grooming her own career. After a course at Newton Rigg College, Teri approached the Young Entrepreneur Project to see how they could help.

Teri said: "I love working with dogs and I have already bathed from tiny puppies up to huge Alsatians and Afghan hounds. I was really lucky because the premises in Eastriggs came up just as I had started to look for a base. The equipment is expensive, especially the dog bath and grooming table, so the pre-start up grant was really helpful and I'm planning to apply for the next stage grant."

"I am very grateful to the Council's Young Entrepreneur Project and the funding from the CX Project, as well as to all the new customers who have been supporting me to make a success of Shampooch."

Teri's services for pets include clipping, hand-stripping, bathing, nail clipping and ear and eye care.

Young Entrepreneur Project

Young business owners between the ages of 18 and 25 years can apply to the Young Entrepreneur Project for start-up grants if their business is in the Dumfries and Galloway postcode areas of DG10 to DG16. In certain, limited circumstances support is available for business owners up to age 30.

For more information:
Contact Business Gateway on 01387 808738.

Businesses outside the age limits, but within the same postcode areas can enquire about funding from the CX Project.
For more information on the CX project contact Business Gateway on 01387 808738.