As a freelance groom, you know how important it is that you stand out to your clients as a professional.
You want them to know and trust that you are reliable, compliant and have their horses' welfare as a priority.
By completing this self-certification, you will be pledging to a series of commitments about your business and the principles/way you work.
There are a series of commitments for you to agree to.
They are not optional, and have been identified following research with the freelance groom network.
Upon completion you will receive a digital Certified BGA Freelancer logo, that you can use on your own marketing and social media.
If you list yourself on the Freelancers adverts, you will be identified as being a Certified BGA Freelancer.
Promoting best practise for all concerned in the workplace, is at the heart of the BGA’s expectations for the Certified BGA Freelancers scheme.
By completing this self-certification you are identifying yourself as a professional and compliant freelance groom.
It is simply not possible for the BGA to run an audit system on freelance grooms.
It is not uncommon for self-certification of professional practices, and mandatory compliance within a professional sector.
Ultimately it is of no benefit to you to falsify your pledge, as it is your reputation and business at risk.
The BGA is here to help so if you are struggling with any elements of your certification please get in touch.
At the British Grooms Association we strongly believe in promoting professionalism in our industry, so if it is found that a listed freelancer has broken this agreement, they could face suspension from this list. Ultimately it is of no beneﬁt to you to falsify your pledge, as it is your reputation and business at risk.