Unusually in this line of work, I'm female and I am fairly young. I am also very proud to be one of York's most qualified funeral director and York's only fully qualified lady funeral director, undertaker and embalmer. As a teenager, I had the opportunity to do work experience with a family run funeral business in York and I knew I had found my calling.
MBIE, Dip,FD, CTLLS, LM.BIFD, MEAE.
On leaving school at 16, I studied health and social care at York College before enrolling at the Yorkshire School of Embalming in Huddersfield aged 18. My course took me all over the country, from Bradford to Shropshire. I worked a range of jobs throughout the duration of the four-year course to fund my studies, from housekeeping to bartending.
After completing my course and becoming a fully qualified member of the BIE (British Institute of Embalming) in 2011, I travelled to Norfolk to complete my Diploma in Funeral Directing – a qualification accredited with the National Association of Funeral Directors.
I opened my own funeral home in December 2015 with my husband, Dave. In 2016, I held the position of chairperson for the Yorkshire Division of Embalmers and in 2020 I was appointed divisional secretary - a position I hold to this day. I help organise the division’s quarterly industry-wide events, for everyone from students to highly qualified professionals with decades of experience.
I am a licenced member of the BIFD (British Institute of Funeral Directors) – with whom I am currently training as a tutor. I greatly look forward to sharing my passion for my work with the funeral directors of tomorrow.
Please feel free to search for a funeral director who suits your needs, but please be aware, not all funeral directors are qualified!
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. Please feel free to call or pop in any time if you feel my team and I can help in any way... our kettle is always hot!