A NEW independent business providing top canine care has been launched in a village just outside Chard.

Aimée Chorley has spent the last year becoming fully qualified with an award-winning groomer in Wincanton and a master groomer in Beaminster.

Now, she has launched Whitegate Grooming in Forton.

The mum of two said: “Being a farmer’s daughter, I’ve always been around animals and went to college after I left school to train in animal care.

“I’m fully insured, first aid trained and sympathetic to all dog temperaments.”

Aimée and her husband went to Holyrood School together and then got married in 2014.

They have two daughters - Isabelle, five, and Olivia, three.

For more information, give Aimée a call on 07598307719, or email whitegategrooming@outlook.com.