Meet The Team
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.
Brian Watson - passed away peacefully with his whole family by his side on November 27th 2020 after a 12 month battle with asbestos related lung cancer. Lindsey’s family are setting up a dog rescue charity in his name . Brian’s Buddies will rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs. please find us on fb or get in touch for information how to donate , volunteer or rehome one of our rescue dogs.
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