8 Charlotte Street, Portsmouth, PO1 4AJ, 02392733645

228 Havant Rd, Portsmouth, PO6 1PA , 02394212500

197 Allaway Avenue , Portsmouth, PO6 4HG, 02392382444

8 Charlotte Street, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 4AJ

197 Allaway Avenue , Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 4HG

228 Havant Road, Drayton, Portsmouth, Hants PO6 1PA

 

Meet The Team

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 11 grandchildren, and she loves to spend as much time as she can with them

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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

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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

HAYLEY THORNHILL - Funeral Arranger

Hayley was born and grew up in Gosport, she has always had an interest in the funeral industry from leaving school. Hayley has worked within the industry since 2013 as a casual funeral arranger for another company in Gosport. In between she has worked in hospitality and retail but always knew that the funeral industry is where she wanted to be working.

Hayley refers to her job position as a funeral arranger to be her ideal job role and feels she is privileged to be able to assist families during potentially the worst time in their lives, enabling them to fulfil their loved one’s last wishes.

Hayley has a very caring nature and is always willing to listen to families, advice where necessary and help in any way she can.

Hayley enjoys baking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

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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.

IAN GRANT - Casual Bearer

Ian was born and lives in Portsmouth and 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 VW camper van.

 

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