Our Team

Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan

Funeral Director

Julie joined Allen and son in 2014 and is a fully qualified Funeral Director with strong local links.

Julie was born, grew up, and still lives with her family in Moreton-in-Marsh. After several years in the finance industry, she then spent over a decade as the Business Manager of the local school in Moreton-in-Marsh. The experience gained from her role within education has enabled her to develop her skills within the funeral profession. Julie is very much part of the local community. She has raised her family, worked locally, served on numerous committees over the years and belongs to several local clubs and organisations. This has helped her to establish strong links with local services and suppliers. Julie and her husband are actively involved in St. David’s Church, the local school and local charities. They enjoy sailing, walking and spending time with their family.

Chris Sole

Chris Sole

Manager & Funeral Director

Chris is a fully qualified Funeral Director and Embalmer, having studied extensively both here and in the USA.

Chris has worked in the funeral profession for over 35 years and is a fully qualified Funeral Director and Embalmer, having studied extensively both here and in the USA. In1993 he founded Banbury Memorials, to enable him to offer a high standard of memorial masonry to his families. Chris is married with two daughters, spending any spare time with his family (and their menagerie) and attempting to maintain his Classic Cars.

Jason Shailer

Jason Shailer

Funeral Director

Jason joined Allen & Son in 2015 and is currently working towards his NAFD qualifications.

Jason joined the funeral profession in 2010 after an extensive career in the agricultural sector, working as a farm manager on both arable and livestock farms. Starting as a Pall bearer Jason slowly progressed and worked towards his ultimate goal of becoming a Funeral Director. He is currently working towards his NAFD qualifications. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching his football team (sadly, West Ham) and getting some peace and quiet on his allotment.

Jackie Watts

Jackie Watts

Manager & Funeral Director

Some of Jackie’s many roles within the company are assisting the funeral directors, meeting with visitors and preparing for funerals, offering guidance, support, advice or just a friendly chat.

With 14 years of experience in the funeral profession, Jackie’s many roles within the company include assisting the funeral directors, meeting with visitors and preparing for funerals, offering guidance, support, advice or just a friendly chat. Jackie trained as a nurse in Cheltenham and practiced nursing for 18 years before joining the funeral profession. Raised in Chipping Norton, married with two children and a grandson, Jackie is an animal lover and enjoys walking her dogs. She has a love of the South Coast.