Meet The Grooming Team

The Grooming Team, led by Ellie, have all completed a minimum of NVQ level 2 in Grooming, or our comprehensive in-house training.


Salon Manager

I joined Newgate Kennels in September 2012. I have since completed my NVQ level 2 and 3 in dog grooming. I enjoy grooming a variety of dog breeds however, my favourite breeds are the ‘toy’ breeds. I have a passion for making dogs look their best and enjoying the more challenging breeds, such as Bichons and Portuguese Water Dogs.



I started working at Newgate Kennels in July 2002. I have completed 5 NVQ courses, most recently NVQ Animal Care Level 3 Dog Grooming. I enjoy all aspects of my job especially dog grooming. If I had to pick a favourite breed to groom it would probably be a Cockapoo. Outside of work I love to get out with my dog Crumpet (Rottweiler x Dogue de Bordeaux), socialising with friends, holidaying, eating good food and exercising, including netball, cycling and running.



I started working at Newgate Kennels in August 2019. I previously working in a dog grooming salon where I earned my NVQ level 2 in Animal Care. My favourite breed of dog is a Dachshund and I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Frank who a adore.



Phil H

Grooming Assistant

I have worked at Newgate since July 1999. I have completed my NVQ Level 2 in Animal Care and NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service. I also help with maintenance. Currently I am training in the grooming room. I enjoy working with all the dogs, especially the larger breeds, such as German Shepherds and Great Danes, etc. At home I have a Weimaraner called Saffy and enjoy walking her for relaxation.


Grooming Assistant/ Kennel Assistant

I started at Newgate Kennels in March 2019 and since then I have loved taking care of all the animals that came to us. I especially love bathing and drying the dogs that come to the spa seeing them leave fluffy and smart. My favourite breeds are Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Lurchers, also German Shepherds and other big breed dogs. I have a lurcher of my own called Denzil and I spend all of my free time trying to get him to behave himself


Grooming Assistant/ 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.


Grooming Assistant/ 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.