Meet the Judges
My name is Paul Dowding and I am the General Manager of Green Willow Funerals Ltd which is a social enterprise. I joined Green Willow Funerals 20 years ago as a casual bearer after taking early retirement from British Steel where I was employed as an engineer.
Within the first year I was asked to go full time and started my training as a Funeral Director since then I have worked my way to becoming Operations Manager and now the General Manager for Green Willow Funerals.
Hi, I’m Sharon of Goodridge-Milford Funeral Directors. My Funeral experience dates back to 1991 when I worked for my late Father’s business, Belmont Funerals. I had period of time away from the Funeral profession, returning in 2011 when I set up my own business in Birmingham. Having opened our second branch in May 2018, the business continues to go from strength to strength. A key attribute for any funeral director to have is care and compassion.