Area Co-ordinators

It gives us great pleasure to welcome our new Area Co-ordinators 


SALLY KEMPTON  -  Sally is Southern Area Co-ordinator - email  [email protected] 

My name is Sally Kempton and I am based in Sevenoaks in Kent.  I have owned flatcoated retrievers since 1984.  My first flatcoat was a bitch who was home bred by a friend who now has one of my puppies.  My second flatcoat two years later was a rehomer who came to me aged two, because his owner broke both her wrists being dragged on a lead walk when he saw another dog. He was a challenging dog for the whole of his 15 years of life. 

I learned a lot about the breed from his antics. I now have three bitches and one dog and am an inspected (twice) Assured Breeder although due to work commitments I was unable to have a second litter as my bitch is now too old.  

I have been rehoming dogs for 20 years and flatcoats, in particular.  I mentor first time owners and first-time breeders of flatcoats where their breeder or stud dog owner is not available.  I am also an admin for Pedigree Flatcoat and Friends which is a mentor group on Facebook.  

SHARON TAMBLYN  - Sharon is South Western Area Co-ordinator  - email [email protected] 

IAIN ROBBE - Iain is Wales and the West Midlands Area Co-ordinator - email  [email protected] 

Dr Iain Robbé has had the privilege of being a human animal companion to flat coated retrievers for more than thirty years. He has been a volunteer with the Independent Flatcoated Retriever Rehoming organisation since 2012 involved with fostering, home assessments, and transport.
Three flat coated retrievers have been rehomed to him in the past seven years.
In his professional life he is a medical practitioner for human animals with a particular interest in the care of people with cancers. He is active as a clinical medical educationist and he has retired from clinical practice.
In recent years he has had several projects with the veterinary schools of Bristol, Nottingham and Edinburgh universities involving teaching and research into professionalism, communication skills, empathy, and building resilience.


ANNE HALEY - Anne is North Western Area Co-ordinator - email  [email protected] 

GEMMA JACOBS - Gemma is Eastern Area Co-ordinator -  email  [email protected] 

JUNE McPHILLIPS - June is Scotland Area Co-ordinator   -  email  [email protected] 

SHASHA HESELTINE -  Sasha is North Eastern Area Co-ordinator - email  [email protected] 

Sasha is based in the North Yorkshire and is looking forward to being Area Co-ordinator for the North East. She has bred Labradors for 20yrs and have only recently been converted to the absolute joy of flattie ownership. She currently has black labrador Jazz and her partner in crime is Lola, a flatcoat bitch. 

MELANIE SALT -  Melanie is Midlands Area Co-ordinator - email [email protected] 

BREEDER LIAISON  - Gemma has kindly offered to liaise with any breeder that may have a dog returned to them that needs a new home. It is hoped that with Gemma's help we will to be able to work with breeders offer them help if needed.