Following a sound education, I spent several years in the airline business.
In one particular role, I organised high end celebrity airport receptions and VIP flights from Gatwick airport.
Having finished two years as cabin crew with BA, I left to work for Trust-house Forte as a Hotel Conference & Banqueting Manager at their flagship airport hotel. This involved managing all manner of events from Christmas parties to exhibitions and from wedding and funeral receptions to meetings and is where I cut my ‘event planning’ teeth.
A little more about me
I started my own business as a guest house proprietor to compliment raising a family and went on to work for twelve years in my highly successful but hugely demanding business.
This was followed by a BA honours degree in Community Justice; during my studies, I undertook many assignments relating to understanding behaviour and working with mental health, together with other life challenges. My years in the National Probation Service, speaking in court and training magistrates, afforded me many and varied opportunities to practice my public speaking!
Moving down to the coast in 2009 I joined Sussex Police and worked with vulnerable witnesses and victims of crime.
I started to paint in 2016 and have spent the past few years taking commissions and painting all sorts of subjects, primarily beach scenes.
Throughout my life I have been a keen organiser and I love the buzz of arranging successful events which have a creative and original edge.
I have arranged funerals, weddings, art exhibitions, balls, large charitable parties and many other unique occasions.
Now is the time for me to make a difference to you.
“I wish there were more stars to use for this wonderful lady.
Caroline was such a shining light in helping me and my family arrange an informal celebration of life for a dad who lost his life to the pandemic and also to my mum who died shortly before.
On meeting her I was struck with an instant connection and an amazing sense of relief because her natural empathy and understanding of my situation was such a comfort. A totally lovely person who made the day so special despite the pouring rain!
Thank you, Caroline, from the bottom of my heart.”
Luckily, Caroline was recommended to me by a mutual friend. From our first conversation, she seemed to know how to manage all my various stresses and strains. She recognised the parts which I would find particularly difficult to make decisions on and took the weight from me. She came up with lots of alternative creative and quirky ideas and suggested ways to mark my father’s passing, whilst commemorating a fantastically interesting and fun life in a really different way. Yet she allowed me to make the choices. My dad would have loved it!”
Lin & Paul
“Caroline embodies the qualities required to be a First Class Funeral Celebrant.
Caroline is respectful, compassionate, reliable. Self-motivated and well-organised. Her previous work experience required her to be a ‘good listener’ and her non-judgemental attitude enabled her to be ‘open’ to people from all ‘walks of life’. She has an innate emotional understanding and the capability to guide people through challenging circumstances.”
Jane and Terry R
“I wanted to get married near to where my mother was resident in a nursing home and, as time was limited, Caroline kindly offered to take on the arrangements.
She sourced us a venue suitable for an intimate wedding day with our closest family and friends, making sure that we were consulted and referred to on all the details necessary to make it an unforgettable occasion.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Caroline for her attention to detail and sense of style. She also has the ability to ‘spin plates’, working whilst under pressure and still maintaining a smile on her face!”