Island businesswoman Gillian Cox has recently won the accolade of Wagging Tails’ New Franchisee of the Year at their 2019 Annual Conference in the New Forest.
The award recognises Gillian’s success in establishing her dog care business which was launched in June this year. Gillian decided earlier this year to switch from operating a guest-house on the Island to offering an exclusive dog boarding service under the auspices of a national franchise group.
At Wagging Tails dogs stay as the only canine guests in the family homes of Dog Carers who are vetted and checked by Gillian and her two Bedlington Terriers, Molly and Izzy, and where required are licensed by the local council.
Talking about how the business works and why she feels it has been so successful Gillian said: “Bringing Wagging Tails’ service to the Isle of Wight has been an amazing opportunity for me to continue to work with my dogs and to ensure that the island’s dogs are able to enjoy a home from home holiday when their owners take a break.
”I have some amazing Dog Carers working with me and we have looked after some awesome dogs.”
Lisa Suswain, Director of Wagging Tails, said: “In the short time we have been working together it has been a pleasure to see how Gillian has thrown herself into running her business. This award acknowledges the passion, professionalism and sheer enthusiasm with which she has approached building her business and I am excited at the prospect of what we can achieve working together over the coming years.“
You can visit the website for further information about the service or to join Gillian’s team of Dog Carers. waggingtailsuk.co.uk/iow