8 Charlotte Street, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 4AJ | 197 Allaway Avenue , Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 4HG
DENISE CHAPMAN - Managing Director
Denise was born in Portsmouth and knew that her main career path would be in the funeral industry. Whilst working in a variety of jobs including waitressing and van driving, she also worked voluntarily with a funeral director to gain experience. Denise was finally offered a position with a funeral director in 2006 where she learned how the industry worked from the bottom up.
Denise finally decided to open her own business in 2015 when she realised that many families were unable to pay the rates that other companies were asking. Her business caters not only for standard funerals, but she offers help and assistance to families who may struggle to cope with the financial demand during what can be a very upsetting time in their lives.
Denise’s company is small and is run by a close-knit group of her family and friends, all with a vast experience of the industry. Her main priority is the wellbeing of the families whilst they are with her and offering comfort and the opportunity to chat for many months after the funeral has taken place.
Denise’s personal life is wholly taken up by her husband and family. She has 4 children and 10 grandchildren, and she loves to spend as much time as she can with them
IAN GRANT - Director
Ian was born and lives in Portsmouth and is Denise’s business partner. He has been working in the funeral industry since 2015 as a casual funeral operative.
Ian is a keen member of the team with an eye for detail and always happy to help out where he can. He is hard working and naturally a caring gentleman who will go the extra mile to help families ease the pain of losing a loved one.
Ian loves to travel with his wife in their beloved campervan.
BEN FERGUSON - Funeral Director
Ben is Denise’s nephew and was born and raised in Portsmouth. He started working in scaffolding but was always interested in the funeral industry after attending his own close family’s funerals.
He joined the industry in 2014 working for a much larger company based in Southampton but came to work for Forever Together in October 2016. He is the funeral director for both our Portsmouth and Paulsgrove branches and has a passion for what he does combined with an excellent eye for attention to detail. He says “being a funeral director is not a job to me, it is a vocation. I love to help people in what can be the worst times of their lives. Knowing we have contributed to their loved ones’ final journey is not only a pleasure but an honour”.
Ben is a keen football fan, supporting Portsmouth Football Club and attends as many games as he can throughout the season
BOBBI HARVEY - Funeral Arranger
Bobbi was born in Portsmouth and knew that she wanted to work in this industry even before she left school. She attended a Health & Hygiene course specifically designed for the funeral industry at Salisbury college even before having a job. She worked as a waitress whilst trying to find a funeral position and finally joined a Southampton based funeral directors in 2014.
Bobbi came to work with Forever Together in January 2018 after Denise had worked with her and had been impressed by her professionalism and caring attitude towards the bereaved families. Bobbi has lots of experience in all aspects of the funeral industry even though she is still in her 20’s.
Bobbi is a dog lover and has a little King Charles cavalier called Leo. She also loves socialising with her friends and family
NICKY TIMBERLAKE - Administration
Nicky is Denise’s daughter and has always helped out since the company was set up. Just recently she has taken on the responsibility of making sure our memory boxes are ready for the families after the funeral has taken place. She also helps Bobbi in setting up the orders of services and assists in any other tasks that need to be tackled in the office.
Nicky has 2 children, enjoys bingo, going to the cinema and spending time with her family
GRACE LAVERTON - Work Experience/Trainee
Grace is currently training as part of our team at the branch in Portsmouth. She supports the team by completing administration tasks and preparing Orders of Service for funerals, as well as welcoming families and completing a variety of tasks within the business. Grace is outgoing and professional in her dedication to the families we help. Outside of her role here Grace enjoys dancing and spending time with her family.
EMILY WARDEN - Funeral Arranger
Emily has recently joined us to work in the Paulsgrove office. She has 2 years experience being a Funeral Coordinator for the Southern Co-op, as well as years of experience working with both Hampshire Constabulary and Sussex Police. Emily is passionate about helping families and getting involved with the community.
She is married with 2 children.
MICHAEL CHAPMAN - Funeral Operative
A builder by trade, Michael is the husband of Denise. He helps out with a variety of tasks on a part-time basis when the business requires.
He loves playing golf and spending time on his boat.
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