Mathew Spry
UK | International groomer
Meet Mathew Spry, an award-winning International groomer from Wales, UK, who is deeply passionate about dogs and sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. With his exceptional skills and talents, Mathew has competed in numerous grooming competitions around the world, earning multiple first-place victories, including the prestigious 1st Place Asian Fusion and Poodle Classes at the renowned Groomania Show. He has also won Best in Show awards with both poodles and fox terriers through hand stripping techniques. Not only has Mathew achieved success in the competition ring in the U.K. and internationally, including the British Dog Grooming Championships and Groomania 2022. He has also judged and given seminars at many grooming competitions across the globe, including the prestigious Groomania Competition held in Belgium and even as far as Israel, Norway, Malta, Netherlands and many many more. As a previous Chairman for the British Dog Groomers Association and current Groom Team Wales Captain, Mathew has excelled in all aspects of his career. And with his knowledge and experience is highly respected in the industry. He is an established business owner and tutor of The Welsh Grooming Academy, Multi-Award Winning Salon, “Barkingham Park Pet Spa” and Breeder of “Celmareva Poodles & Scottish Terriers”. Mathew is a Qualified E.G.A. Judge and a proud ambassador for Transgroom and The Sentinel Grooming Products, two highly reputable grooming companies. He was nominated for “Up & Coming Groomer of the Year 2019”, “Grand Champion Groomer of the Year 2022” and “Best International Groomer of the year 2023”. Just some of his accolades include the following: “The Rising Star Award” and “Best U.K. Pet Spa 2019”, “U.K. Grooming Business of the Year 2020”, “Golden Groomer Belgium Best in Show 2022” and “Pet Groomer of the year 2022”. With his incredible passion for grooming and his impressive list of accomplishments, Mathew Spry is a force to be reckoned with in the grooming world.