About Howard


Howard was born in Glasgow at the end of 1951 and was brought up by his loving Parents in Manchester having moved there in 1956.

He was educated at a technical grammar school and was considered to be academically average leaving school with 4 O levels.

When he left school and worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, qualifying as a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He has a Diploma in Business Management and he has passed all the examinations of the Association of Accountancy Technicians.

He was offered a contract of employment in Johannesburg, South Africa, which he took up in 1976. It was there that he met his wife of 42 years, Naomi.

He has two children Russell and Tarryn and three grandchildren, Maisie, Jay and Georgie.

He has a love of cocker spaniels with the latest addition 8-month-old Barney that both he and Naomi adore. He is a naughty little boy but improving by attending the local Dogs Trust puppy training.

For the last 15 years he has been the financial manager for a local wholesale men’s clothier.

Until last year he served as a local councillor in Salford. He is involved in a variety of local charity work and fundraising.

He was trained renowned celebrant Peter Headington. It was Peter who wrote this course which Howard updates on a regular basis.

Howard has over 30 years’ experience as a presenter and public speaker.

He loves being a Celebrant and training candidates to become Professional Celebrants.

He enjoys being a Celebrant and he only wishes that he had become one sooner!

He has a bucket list and being an avid cricket fan two of which is to see England play in Jamaica and in Melbourne in a Boxing Day Ashes test match along with 100,000 fans.

Do he enjoy doing what he does – I think that the answer is obvious!!!

He was trained by Peter as a Professional Celebrant and he has over 15 years’ experience as a Professional Toastmaster attending many Funerals, Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Renewal of Vows and Baby Naming ceremonies. He has a wealth of experience to impart and to personally share with you.

He has a relaxed, natural and warm manner and will ensure that your celebrant training is completed to the very highest standards and which will enable you to be qualified in your chosen career.