Animal Care

Meet The Animal Care Team

We have six managers here at Newgate Kennels, all manage a different area of the kennels.

Full Time Staff

We have two general Animal Care managers, along with two Spa managers, a Reception manager and an Administration manager. At all times there is a Manager on duty.

Phil B

General Manager

I first started working at Newgate in 1994. Throughout this time I have gained 6 NVQs. I recently completed my Sales and Marketing NVQ and look forward to applying this knowledge in improving our sales area. I enjoy working at the kennels as it has a friendly and caring atmosphere. My extra managerial responsibilities include the sales area, staff training and work experience students. In my spare time I like watching sports and sadly I am still waiting for Liverpool FC to win the premiership! I also enjoy spending time with my two Cocker Spaniels, Halco and Stanley and looking after Jasper my Amazon Green Parrot.

Phil P

Training and Development Manager

I have been working at Newgate, Full time, since 2007. In this time I have completed 6 NVQs, the latest one being a Level 4 Management NVQ. Along with assisting the resident builder with maintenance and building projects, my role as training and development manager means I help my colleagues work to the high levels of animal care we instill here at Newgate. I play Ice hockey in my spare time and support Arsenal FC.

We have thirteen full-time Kennel Assistants. All have achieved or are working towards their N.V.Q. II in Animal Care. We use this qualification as our bench mark. All new full time Assistants have to commit to achieving this qualification when they are employed.


Back of house

I have been working at Newgate Kennels since September 2013. I enjoy working here because I have the opportunity to care for different breeds of dogs. My favourite breed of dog is a Labrador. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs, going to gigs and going out with my friends.

Mike W

Kennel Assistant

Working with animals is infinitely preferable to working with people – their needs are more transparent and easier to fulfil. My favourite animal is the tiger, fortunately for me we do not have any at NK&C or I would leave work much lighter than I arrived. I like all dogs and do not really have a favourite breed. My hobbies consist of anything that is free, including reading, as well as slightly more expensive things such as art. I have recently discovered a liking, but no talent, for painting. My ambition is to continue being a truly wonderful and modest person.

Lisa F

Kennel Assistant

I started working at Newgate Kennels in 2008 because I have always had a passion for animals. While working part time I also attended college where I achieved my NVQ level 1, 2, and 3 in floristry but decided to join Newgate full time as I love working here so much. Since then I have completed my NVQ level 2 in Animal Care. I love all types of animals, so I guess all the pets that stay here are my favourite. I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier at home, who I adore. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my little fur baby.


Kennel Assistant

I enjoy working at Newgate Kennels because I love working with different types of animals. My favourite dog is a Cockapoo. I have one at home called Amber as well as two cats called Friday and Nutmeg. I have been working at Newgate Kennels since September 2006. I have achieved a BTEC National Diploma in sports. I love playing squash and football as well as watching football.

Charlotte B

Trainee Kennel Assistant

I started working full time at Newgate Kennels in September 2018 and I am currently studying for my NVQ level 2 in Animal Care. I enjoy working with the animals and learning about the different breeds. My favourite breed of dog is a Border Collie because they are so intelligent.


Trainee Kennel Assistant


Kennel Assistant (At University)

I have worked at Newgate Kennels since 2014. My favourite breed of dog is a Newfoundland and I have a Yorkipoo called Tilly who is very cheeky and was first brought to Newgate Kennels as a rescue by the RSPCA. I am currently hoping to go to university to study History.


Kennel Assistant (Back of House)

I started working at Newgate Kennels in November 2008. I enjoy working here and taking care of different animals. When I’m not taking care of the animals I am helping out with maintenance/ building work. At the moment I don’t have any pets, but I would like to have either a pug or a bichon as they are my favourite breeds. In my spare time I like watching different types of sports, especially football and I’m a big Manchester United fan!

Stuart R

Kennel Assistant

I have worked at Newgate Kennels since 2004. Since then I have achieved my NVQ in Animal Care. The reason I enjoy working here so much is that I get to see all the different breeds and to be able to look after them. My favourite breed is the Border Collie. In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching football and also playing on the computer especially Facebook. I am also a part-time DJ!

Michael E

Kennel Assistant

I joined Newgate Kennels at the start of 2015. I am currently working towards my NVQ Level 2 in Animal Care. My favourite animals are dogs particularly Golden Retrievers, probably because I grew up with a pair. My favourite part of working here is walking all of our four legged friends.


Kennel Assistant

I joined Newgate kennels in September 2016. Since this I have completed my Level 2 NVQ in Animal care. I enjoy the job as I get to work with different animals. My favourite breeds of dog are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Border Terriers as I have a Border Terrier called Bertie at home. I love to meet and get to know all the dogs and cats boarding here. My hobbies are walking with dogs and chatting with cats.


Kennel Assistant

I joined Newgate Kennels in May 2015. I enjoy work because I love working with animals. My favourite breeds of dog are Jack Russells and Vizslas. My life ambitions are to set up my own doggy day-care, and rescue as many animals as I can in my lifetime. My hobbies are playing cricket, singing and going on dog walks.


Kennel Assistant

Charlotte M

Kennel Assistant

I love working at Newgate Kennels as I have a passion for dogs as I have grown up with them all my life. I began working at Newgate Kennels early 2015 and have learnt so much. My favourite breed is the Great Dane and St Bernard. I currently have a black Cockapoo called Ozzy who I adore. My hobbies mainly involve around sports including hockey and tennis, however I also have a passion for textile design.

Part Time Staff

We have 15 part-time Kennel Assistants currently employed by Newgate Kennels and Cattery. All part-time staff have to be a minimum age of 15 years and receive an induction followed by a minimum 3 months apprenticeship.


Kennel Assistant


Kennel Assistant


Kennel Assistant

Edward P

Kennel Assistant


Kennel Assistant


Kennel Assistant

Sophie L

Kennel Assistant

I have been working at Newgate Kennels since February 2017. I enjoy grooming dogs, and taking them for walks. My favourite breeds of dog are German Shepherds and Huskies. At home I have one dog, three birds and a tarantula.


Kennel Assistant


Kennel Assistant


Kennel Assistant

Sophie G

Kennel Assistant

Holly S

Kennel Assistant