8 Charlotte Street, Portsmouth, PO1 4AJ, 023 92 733645

228 Havant Rd, Drayton, Portsmouth, PO6 1PA , 023 94 212500

197 Allaway Avenue , Paulsgrove, Portsmouth, PO6 4HG, 023 92 382444

Unit 2, Hambledon Road, Denmead, Waterlooville, PO7 6NU. 023 94 318081

8 Charlotte Street, Portsmouth, Hants. PO1 4AJ

197 Allaway Avenue , Portsmouth, Hants. PO6 4HG

228 Havant Road, Drayton, Hants. PO6 1PA

Unit 2, Hambledon Road, Denmead, Hants. PO7 6NU


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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MICHAEL CHAPMAN - Funeral Director

Michael is a dedicated dad to three children, he loves to spend time with his family and friends, he really enjoys playing golf and is a member of a local golf club, he likes to go to golf as much as he can, he especially enjoys the times he gets to practise with his dad and his son. Michael is a very caring, kind, thoughtful  gentleman who takes pride in everything he does. Michael is Denise's son and has always been there to lend a hand should the company need it but feels now is the right time to join us on a permanent basis as our funeral director.

TERESA ELLIOTT - Funeral Arranger

Teresa was born and raised in Portsmouth, she has 3 grown up children and 8 Grandchildren.

When she left school, she wanted to be in the care industry. Teresa attended Portsmouth College and studied and passed Physiology, Biology, Sociology and Health studies.

Sadly, being a single Mum with 3 young children, which was her top priority, she put it on hold, and was unable to continue to University to get her degree’s.

When Teresa’s children had grown, she returned to college to complete her studies and became a Phlebotomy nurse.

But it was not until her Mum passed away and came into Forever Together’s Care, that she realised that this is something she would love to do and felt very passionate about, it was still in the care profession, but after life care, she feels it is a privilege to be given the trust to take care of people’s loved ones on their final journey. Teresa joined Forever Together Funeral Care in 2019. She is a very caring, understanding, compassionate lady who is a good listener. Teresa enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her Grandchildren.


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.


Charmaine was born and raised in Portsmouth. She has had a few different work paths before joining Forever Together Funeral Care Ltd. She worked for a supermarket brand for almost 14 years which fitted around her family life. She has 3 lovely children. After losing her beloved mother-in-law and then her auntie just 11 days later, Charmaine felt a need to give back and wanted to look after families who'd also lost loved ones. She initially came to Forever Together on a voluntary basis but soon knew this was her passion and purpose in life. She takes great pride in helping families in their time of need.

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.