Lindsey with Burt, our salon mascot
"Burt is at the salon most days, everyone just loves him".
Lindsey is the owner of A Groom With A View and has been in the grooming and pet care industry since 1996 and set up A Groom With A View in 2005. After training at de Montfort University and working in grooming salons and boarding kennels she decided she wanted to groom dogs in a happy, relaxed atmosphere where both dog and owner had complete confidence in the essential grooming visits most breeds need. Lindsey wanted to develop good relationships with owners as well as the dogs and so takes the time to listen to requests and ensures every groom is of a high standard, never rushed and as stress free as possible for the dog/cat. Lindsey has built up an incredibly successful business by working hard for many years, building up a dedicated team to help offer a flexible, professional service to any breed and temperament With qualifications in all aspects of animal management and grooming she dedicates her time to offering advice to clients about the best care for their pet.
In 2016 Lindsey expanded yet again to include our fantastic doggie day care centre and home boarding service. After grooming from a day care centre before Lindsey had lots of ideas on how to make dog day care fun, stimulating and successful. Doggie day care and over night boarding is a lovely addition to the services at A Groom With A View as we really do get to spend quality time with the dogs socialising and helping ensure each dog reaches their full potential.
You can often see Lindsey’s own team of dogs both in the salon and in day care , Stella, Luke ,Shadow, Miley and Hank.
Stella and Miley sadly passed away in 2020! Stella was at the amazing age of 17 years and we were devastated to lose Miley to lymphoma at just 3 years of age. Lindsey still has the lovely Luke the working Cocker spaniel and shadow the German Shepherd with Hank the shar pei and Summer the douge de Bordeaux joining the pack
We were devastated to lose Brian in December 2020 after an incredibly brave battle with asbestos related lung cancer . His loss is huge to Lindsey and her family . We have set up a charity called Brian’s Buddy’s and hope to set up a dog park in the near future for people to enjoy with their dogs privately.
Brian (Lindseys Dad) with his beloved Wilma Belle the Boxer, the breed that sparked the Watson family love for dogs, Wilma is a handful but so adorable.
Brian is the inspiration behind it all. After his obsession for dogs and love for animals was passed on to his daughter Lindsey. It became obvious very early on that Lindsey would seek a career working with animals, but after leaving school that meant living away at college to study, her father Brian pushed her to follow her ambitions and has continued to do so throughout her journey from 2 years living away at college working in boarding kennels to now owning the successful A Groom With A View.
Brian was there right at the start helping with bathing, drying and lifting the large breeds when Lindsey worked alone, and we are delighted that he has now managed to join us full time to finally live his life’s ambition to work with animals all day every day. Brian is there at the salon 1st thing in the morning and last thing at night and he has such a calming influence on the dogs he truly is a dog whisperer. Brian has enabled us to open our shop selling a range of dog/cat feed and accessories ,together we look forward to bringing the business into it’s most successful year to date.
Claire with the lovely Sophie the Labradoodle
Claire trained with Lindsey at De Montfort university Caythorpe back in 1997 after which she went on to run a grooming salon for 4 years. After a break in the industry to raise her children Claire has joined A Groom with A View and has enjoyed learning all the new styles and technique’s. Claire is very much a Perfectionist and always delivers a high standard of grooming.
Daycare and home boarding assistant
Kian is Lindsey’s eldest son and has been with us from the very start. From an unborn baby when Lindsey first purchased some grooming equipment to now working in our day care centre. Kian has worked along side Lindsey for a number of years and is a great asset particularly with our home boarding service. Kian has owned his own German Shepherd Shadow since he was 10 and loves keeping all the dogs entertained teaching them new tricks. Here he is with Stella who has been with Lindsey’s family since Kian was 18months old and at the time of writing is now 16years.
Kian completes 3 generations at A Groom With A View along with his Grandfather Brian
Here is Natalie with her gang the very beautiful Lilly the border collie and Lyra the old English bull dog
Natalie joined us in 2021 when Lindsey was diagnosed with Clippel-Feil Syndrome , severe Degenerative disc disease and foraminal stenosis related to her Diamond Blackfan Anaemia bone barrow disorder in order to allow Lindsey to manage her illness.
Natalie is a great asset to the salon and after completing a one year dog grooming apprenticeship in a grooming salon we were lucky enough to have her join our friendly team. We helped Natalie improve her skills after the apprenticeship and now completes stunning grooms.
Natalie is so relaxed around the dogs she brings a very chilled vibe to both team and the animals in our care. You will often hear her infectious laugh as her sense of humour can brighten anyone’s day. Natalie grows as a dog grooming stylist day by day and looks to compete in the future with her stunning scissor work.
Animal welfare co-ordinator
Shannon joined us on an Animal welfare apprenticeship with Riseholme college and simply never looked back. With an absolute dedication to the company and a huge support for the team we thoroughly enjoy watching her further her career with us.
Shannon had excellent customer service skills from the start and just loves to get to know all the dogs and cats in our care and communicates with each owner to give them confidence that we truly know your animals. Shannon ensures a happy hand over on both drop off and collection.
As Lindsey was diagnosed with Klippel-feil syndrome , severe degenerative disc disease and foraminal spinal stenosis in 2021 Shannon didn’t hesitate to step up and learn to groom quickly with a very rare natural ability to copy our work and ensure a beautiful groom. She now completes stunning grooms and looks to compete in the future.
Here is Shannon with her two elderly dogs Sadie the Staffie and Misty the newfoundland.
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
Sat-Sun & bank holidays 8:30am 5:00pm at our home boarding by prior appointment