Suntop is run by owner/manager Liz Lacey. Liz and her husband Bart purchased Suntop in 2004. They have spent the last 12 years updating the facilities and striving to be the best.
Liz and Bart focus their lives around the dogs.
Suntop has a great team who help keep Everything running smoothly at all times.
Liz Lacey – Owner/Manager
I have owned Suntop since 2004. I live here on site with my husband and my two sons.
I graduated in 2002 with a Ba(hons) Business degree. I had always wanted to run my own business. During my time at university I worked at Guide Dogs for The Blind in the training kennels which I loved. I then managed a large pet store before buying the kennels with my late father.
I am very proud of what has been achieved so far at Suntop although I have not finished yet!! I still have some exciting plans in the pipeline!
When I am not working in the kennels I am normally doing something else dog related, as I enjoy showing my own dogs. I compete regularly at championship shows and have competed at Crufts many times.
I look forward to welcoming customers new and old and hope to see you soon.
James – Senior Kennel Assistant
I first became part of the team at Suntop Boarding Kennels whilst working during my summer break from University. Since completing my Animal Science degree at the University of Essex I have gone on to work in my full time position.
I was fortunate enough to grow up in an environment which involved lots of animals which ultimately has led me to where I am today. I currently have the pleasure of owning three lurchers all of which are my trusty companions! When you can’t find me at work you will find me up in the hills in the Peak District with my dogs or scrambling up a mountain!
I am lucky enough to enjoy coming into work every day and I look forward to meeting you and your pets.
Emma – Senior Kennel Assistant
I started working at Suntop in 2013. Previous to this I was serving in the British Army. I was with the Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery for several years working with horses which is also where I met my Husband and we had our daughter Lily.
Dogs have been a huge part of my life since I was a child. I regularly attended Dog Shows with my mum and our Papilllons. I was lucky enough to make my first Champion at just age 13! I also competed in several different dog sports such as Flyball, Obedience & Agility.
Since me and my husband left the Army we have started up in Flyball again with the “Mansfield Marnicks” where we spend most of our weekends camped in the middle of a field with our dogs spending time with our friends.
Alicia – Kennel Assistant
I started working at Suntop Boarding Kennels whilst studying Animal Management at the Brackenhurst campus of Nottingham Trent University. I am now working towards completing a FdSc in Canine Behaviour and Training through Bishop Burton College. I am looking forward to translating what I have learnt studying into my day-to-day job.
Back at home I have my hands full with a Labrador called Meg and a hyperactive Cocker Spaniel called Eddie! Most of my spare time is spent walking the dogs and participating in puppy foundation agility classes with Eddie.
Lasma – Kennel Assistant
My name is Lasma and I am originally from Latvia, I have been working at Suntop for over a year now. It is real pleasure to work here because every day is different and I particularly enjoy spending my time with various pets by giving them plenty of cuddles and attention.
I have done one year of veterinary nursing at Nottingham Trent University which allowed me to learn to handle pets, understand welfare and husbandry requirements and the importance of reducing stress. Currently I am studying Foundation Degree in Animal Science where I am hoping to progress onto Honors Degree in Animal Biology. In spare time I occasionally do horse riding and show my Samoyed dogs. I look forward to caring for your companion.
Olivia – Kennel Assistant
I started working at Suntop in the summer of 2014 and I am currently at Brackenhurst Campus of Nottingham Trent University studying Equine Sports Science.
Having spent many of my school holidays working on my Uncles farm I have grown up around lots of different farm animals along with working sheepdogs.
At home I have a 7 year old Dalmatian called Monty who loves to cause mischief! I also love to go horse riding in my spare time. I have been riding from a young age and wish to pursue a future career in the equine industry.
My favourite part of the job is walking the dogs and spending time with the cats in their cattery.