Background Information on Packleaders’ Professional Dog Walking Service in Stevenage & Knebworth
Hugely experienced dog owners and dog walkers, Brian & Lynn know how vital regular exercise is to keep dogs happy, healthy and well-balanced. Equally, today’s hectic lifestyles make it hard for Stevenage & Knebworth dog owners to find the time for dog walking. In addition, the benefits to the elderly of owning a dog are significant and well proven but some may find dog walking physically difficult. Packleaders – Dog Walkers in Stevenage & Knebworth was born of a wish to help people who are too busy or maybe too frail to give their dogs the exercise they desperately need.
Prior to launching the business, Packleaders – Dog Walkers in Stevenage & Knebworth: Brian Moore had a varied career, originally training as a Civil Engineer working at Hydraulics Research Station on the Thames Flood Barrier project.
Following this, Brian took a commission in the Royal Air Force. Firstly, serving as an RAF Officer based at RAF Brize Norton, then at RAF Greenham Common. For his final posting, Brian ran the RAF Careers Office in Bristol, overseeing RAF recruitment for Wiltshire, Avon and Gwent.
Brian has jointly run a number of businesses in partnership with his wife, Lynn. Their first business was St Mary’s Tearooms in Hitchin, followed Edu-Caters – a training company for catering staff. Subsequently, they set up the L’Aura Perfumery perfume store chain. Brian has wide ranging business experience which saw him elected as Chairman of the Hitchin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a post he held for three years.
Brian spent many years working in Town Centre Management including the roles of St Albans City Centre Manager, Stevenage Town Centre Manager and Letchworth Garden City Town Centre Manager. During this time, he served as Chairman of the Northern Home Counties Town Centre Management Group, plus a shorter spell as Chairman of the Eastern Region of Town Centre Managers.
More recently, Brian has been building and expanding an online gift store – Gift City UK (specialising in personalised gifts) and training as a web designer and website builder. More recently, he has indulged his great passion for dogs by launching the Packleaders dog walking business which is giving him much needed breaks from sitting at a computer screen.
Brian is an enthusiastic, though not necessarily very good, tennis player, keen table tennis player, avid reader, competent cook and is learning to speak Spanish.
Loyal, trustworthy, enthusiastic, committed, reliable and capable, Brian can be entrusted with your much-loved dog.
Lynn Moore has spent her working life in customer-facing roles, working her way up from Supermarket Check-Out Operator to Supermarket Store Manager. In partnership with her husband, Brian, she set up St Mary’s Tea Rooms in Churchyard, Hitchin and was the prime mover in the business, as well as overseeing the front of house operation.
After the sale of St Mary’s tea Rooms, Lynn indulged her passion for perfume by setting up the L’Aura perfumery chain, opening and running its first store in Hitchin’s Market Place. Lynn expanded the business, opening further local stores in West Gate Shopping Centre, Stevenage and Arena Parade, Letchworth Garden City. This was followed by three further stores along the A14 corridor in Rookery Shopping Centre, Newmarket; Lion Yard, Cambridge and in Kettering High Street.
Following closure of the perfume stores in Christmas 2008, Lynn has helped Brian establish their online gift store selling a wide range of gifts for women, men, children, home and garden. Lynn also assists with the marketing and promoting of their Florida villa to UK holidaymakers visiting Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
Not by nature suited to sitting at a computer screen, Lynn developed the idea of utilising their lifelong love of dogs and huge experience of dog ownership by setting up a dog walking business. Hence, Packleaders – Dog Walkers in Stevenage & Knebworth was born, giving Brian a chance to try out his recently acquired web design and website building skills to good effect.
Lynn is completely honest, always conscientious, totally dependable, extremely competent and will look after your beloved dog as if it is her own.