A GROOM WITH A VIEW

Meet the Team

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Lindsey Watson
Director

Lindsey with Summer the Douge de Bordeaux and Hank the Shar Pei

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. 

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. Sadly Luke also passed away in late 2021, he was an amazing age of 14

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Brian Watson
Director

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.

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Grace Readman
Business Manager
Grace's chocolate boys; Aero the German Shorthaired Pointer, Decker and Rolo the standard Dachshunds and Bounty the Hush Basset.
 
Grace joined us to help bring all our services together. Grace runs our business with her incredible organisational skills and ensures excellent, friendly communication is achieved at all times. Whether it’s social media, email's or phone calls, Grace can advise our lovely clients professionally at all times.
 
Grace has a degree in animal behaviour so carries out lots of our day care assessments ensuring she remains hands on with the dogs. You will also find Grace in the grooming salon helping out our groomers to ensure the day runs smoothly.
 
Last but not least Grace takes our staff dogs and regulars if suitable on pet care talks into schools, local groups and residential homes to share our experiences and help the local community. 
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Kian Sowden
Daycare Manager

Kian with his German Shepherd Shadow 

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 completes 3 generations at A groom with a view along side his grandfather Brian. He and shadow work as a team keeping our daycare safe, fun and exciting. He carries out alot of our assessments and you'll often see photos of Shadow teaching the dogs what daycare is about

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Natalie Parkin
Home Boarding Manager and Stylist

Here is Natalie with her gang Loki the American Akita, Lyra the Olde English Bulldog, Lillie the Collie, Laik the Czech Shepherd

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.

Natalie runs our boarding house with her excellent dog behavioural skills. After years of training her own dogs she has a vast amount of knowledge and ability. She creates a controlled secure environment where our boarding dogs settle well, feel happy and safe and are truly in a 'home from home' situation. 

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Shannon Spilsbury
Animal Welfare Manager

Shannon with her Labrador puppy; Clover

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. 

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Emily Edwards

Emily and her Fox Red Labrador; Millie

Emily joined us to help in our daycare after introducing the snug room for elderly or quieter dogs. Emily is fantastic with the dogs and enjoys teaching them tricks in day care . Emily is also a hair dresser so we are enjoying seeing what she can do with a pair of scissors in the grooming salon; watch this space!

You will often hear Em’s laugh before you see her and we love having her on our team.

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Shardonay Carey-Doherty

Shardonay with one on our regular daycare clients; Shiloh the Cockapoo

Shardonay joined us initially for work experience with Riseholme College. We were so impressed with how hard she worked we offered her a part time position along side her animal care course. Shardonay has a natural gift around the dogs and we are looking forward to seeing how she progresses within the company both in day care and grooming .

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Nadia Hancock

Nadia with Rusty our favourite little pom

Nadia completes our team as our full time day care supervisor. Nadia has many creative ideas to ensure our day care dogs are well entertained. Check out her amazing pictures and videos on our facebook page and TikTok. Nadia ensures all the dogs get plenty of cuddles and creates activities and games to suite everyone.

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Brioni Sowden

Brioni with our biggest feline; Mr Darcy

Brioni completes the family business by being the fourth member of Lindsey’s family to join AGWAV. Although studying for A levels Brioni helps out when she can and is our cat whisperer with her natural ability to keep cats cool, calm and collected. You will often see her bathing ,drying and helping out in day care also.

Contact Us

A Groom With A View Old Wood Lincoln LN6 5UA

Working Hours

Grooming Salon

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat & Sun - CLOSED

Doggy Daycare

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
Weekends & Bank holidays - CLOSED
(home available boarding by prior appointment only)

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