Spotlight on Clare Holmes

Director, Suffolk Dog Town Ltd

Clare talks about her love of animals, hatred of sprouts and trips to the palace.

Published in UK Director Magazines Spring 24
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About Clare

I hail from West Yorkshire originally but have now lived in Felixstowe, in Suffolk, for more than 30 years. I do, however, still consider myself a northerner! I’m a fully qualified horse-riding instructor and worked with horses for many years before moving on to shipping and logistics for a while.

My husband, Danny, is an amputee and ex Household Cavalry Trooper. We have been lucky enough to attend a few ‘dos’ at Buckingham and St James’s Palaces in the past. I’m surprised we were let in!

In 2017, my love for animals took me on to opening a dog daycare creche in Sproughton. It’s still going strong and growing every day.


Describe yourself in three words? Resilient, caring and strong.

What was your first job? Working behind the bar in my dad’s Tetley pub. I guess I was underage at 14!

What frustrates you? People who don’t listen!

How do you spend your leisure time? My husband and I own two nutty English Bull Terriers, and I spend a lot of spare time walking them. We have rescued three in the last ten years, and they can be a handful, but it’s very rewarding, most of the time. I also enjoy going to lots of gigs and concerts when I get time – the last one was Madonna.

What’s your favourite television programme? My hubby and I love Gogglebox and are seriously thinking about writing in to go on it.

What’s your favourite food? Is it too weird to say I love porridge?

What food do you hate?  Sprouts. Green little devils.  

What is your biggest weakness? I’m a sucker for a shiny, sparkly handbag!

Where are you happiest? Walking my dogs, miles from anywhere or anyone.

What was the first record you bought? I grew up in pubs, and was spoilt as I had access to the jukebox all the time, so never really bought any records.

At school, what were you good at? Not PE that’s for sure! Probably biology – I was decent at that.

What one material thing could you not do without? Music, so my Echo Dot.

You’d go to a fancy-dress party as? Someone from the 80s probably…

What poster did you have on your bedroom wall as a child? Probably a David Attenborough ‘Animals of Britain’ poster. I loved animals and had loads of rabbits and guinea pigs as a child.

How many attempts before you passed your driving test? I passed 2nd time. First time I braked for a cat!

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