Meet The Spa Team

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


Spa Manager and Groomer

I joined Newgate Kennels in 1999. I have achieved 6 NVQ qualifications - Animal Care Level 3, Dog Grooming Level 2 and 3, Animal Management Level 3, Customer Service Level 3, and Management Level 4. My main job role is grooming dogs and training junior staff in this role. My favourite animals are cats, which I have looked after and had as pets for many years. My current pet is an elderly Burmese who I rescued due to change in the previous owners circumstances.

Jenny G

Groomer/ Receptionist

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 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.


Trainee Groomer/ Receptionist

I joined the Newgate team in 2019 with almost 20 years previous experience working in animal care. I am really enjoying my training in grooming and getting to know our regular clients. It’s a lovely environment to work in with some great people. I’ve owned many furry friends over the years and currently have a cat called Jammy Dodger. I hope to have another dog and more rats in the future.

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