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 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.
Trish with her 4 hooligans Carter, Katie Thor and Nellie, such characters.
Trish is a very dedicated member of our team and works very hard to ensure the team work effectively together, every good salon needs a Trish and we all value her hugely at A Groom With A View , Trish has worked alongside Lindsey for a number of years now and has grown from strength to strength, Trish is fantastic with our doggie friends and their owners. Hand strips are Trish’s expertise and she spends hours perfecting highly professional hand strips.
Trish has lots of experience in the grooming industry and in boarding kennels and has a level 3 diploma in dog grooming. Trish came on board as a director after helping with the setup of our daycare centre.
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.
Laura with her gang; Buster, Joey and Phoebe
Laura Joined us a few years ago as a Volunteer after knowing Lindsey for a number of years at a boarding /rescue kennels where Lindsey first started grooming from. Laura’s 8 years experience working in kennels enabled her to pick up the techniques with ease and we happily offered Laura a position once her initial training was complete. Laura is a very thorough groomer and always looks for ways to improve and perfect her styles. Trim and tidy’s and all off clips came very naturally to Laura and we are thrilled at how well she is now completing breed styles at the high standard we set for our stylists and she is now one of our experienced senior stylists.
Hana has been with us for a while now working along side other team members in our day care centre. It was very clear right from the start that Hana was extremely passionate about working with dogs. Having worked as a dog, pet, farm sitter we were confident she had the skills it took to develop within our experienced team . Hana loves all of the dogs, she has a real soft spot for spaniels and can often be seen cuddling up with our Charlie Brown seen here in the pic.
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
Daycare Assistant / Grooming Assistant
Toby is a great addition to our team and just brilliant with the dogs, after completing level 1 and 2 animal management we were delighted to be able to offer him a position. Toby is also a massive fan of the spaniel family but is equally as fantastic at helping out any dogs that may need some extra time settling in. Toby also loves helping out in our grooming salon and spends some of his time bathing and prepping dogs for our groomers.
Here he is with one the team dogs Penny who loves to sit with Toby for lots of cuddles
Lisa came to us early on in our daycare adventure and has helped it become what it is today! with her dedication to the dogs and fab sense of humour Lisa keeps the dog calm , relaxed and entertained all day long. Lisa also keeps our Face book page regularly updated often spending lots of her free time helping to run the page as her whole life revolves around dogs which we know she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Lisa has a background in rescue and rehabilitation, a keen interest in reward based training and often volunteers at rescue centres abroad . In addition to all this she has qualifications in Animal management, canine behaviour and training and first aid.
Here is Lisa with her beloved mini dachshunds Waffles and Cookie, and also is owned by a cyprus rescue beagle Elmo and a fear reactive shihtzu x chihuahua Rocket dog.
Stylist & Daycare Supervisor
Naomi Is a huge asset to A Groom With A View both for grooming and daycare. Always delivering excellent customer service with a smile on her face and giving 110% at all times. Naomi came to us with bags of energy and a drive to succeed that impressed us when she came as a volunteer . Naomi has excelled through all her training here at A Groom With A View and supports both Lindsey and Trish in the daily running tasks required to deliver an efficient service. Naomi had been running a dog walking service so put her experience to good use through her training.
Naomi has recently added Rosie the working cocker to our long list of team dogs and is already excelling in her training. Another spaniel lover but as with all of our team all breeds touch her heart and its written all over her face every day that this is the job she was made for.
Here she is with baby Thor another of the team dogs.