Geoff Taylor has been a working embalmer since 1972 and has treated in excess of 40,000 cases in every possible situation. Geoff held the office of National President of The British Institute of Embalmers (B.I.E.) from 1994-1995, and is the current treasurer of the Southern Division of that Institute having held that position since 1990, he has also held the office of Chairman and Secretary.
On 22nd January 1994 four embalming organisations (France, Germany, Belgium and the B.I.E.) met at Gatwick to form The European Association of Embalmers (E.A.E.). The aim of the E.A.E. is to improve both practical and theoretical knowledge. As vice president of the B.I.E. Geoff chaired the meeting and has been a member since its formation.
In 1994 Geoff with two of his embalmers started practical training for members of the V.D.T. (the German Association) and helped them pass their exams and become members of the B.I.E. Geoff has also demonstrated embalming in Munster and along with his Professional colleague Ray Hood presented a weekend seminar in Hamburg.
Geoff has also embalmed in the Comoros Islands and the Philippines as part of the Global Partnership Disaster Victim Identification team following Air Crash disasters. He has also travelled to Morocco and the Falkland Islands to embalm cases for repatriation on behalf of Rowland Brothers International.
In February 2012 Geoff was invited to speak about Trade Embalming at the Australasian Division of the BIE conference in Melbourne Australia, along with his professional colleague Philippe Dubresson who also gave a presentation on Facial Reconstruction and the correct use of cosmetics.
Geoff Taylor was made a Fellow of the British Institute of Embalmers in 2013.
To date Kevin’s career has encompassed almost all aspects of the funeral arena but in 1990 he decided on a career in Embalming and qualified in 1992. He has worked for the Co-operative and Dignity funeral services and has embalmed over 40,000 cases. In 2005 he joined GT Embalming Service Ltd and up to 2012 was the sole embalmer for Lodge Brothers Funerals.
Over the years he has worked in many varied situations including being part of the Global Disaster team in the Comoros Islands following air crash disaster. He has also embalmed in Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands for forward repatriation on behalf of GT Embalming.
Kevin is also an examiner for the International Examination Board of Examiners and in 2007 became an accredited tutor. In the same year he began the London School of Embalming with his fellow tutor Maria New. In 2011-2012 he had the honour of holding the office of the National President of the British Institute of Embalmers.
Geoff Martin M.B.I.E.
Geoff is based in South –
Debbie Ingate M.B.I.E.
Debbie is based in South –
Mel Barnes M.B.I.E.
Mel is based in the Kent/Surrey area,she is a very experienced embalmer has been qualified since 2010 and was the winner of the Allan Sinclair Cup that same year for highest combined student marks.
Chris Washington M.B.I.E.
Chris is based in North London and Essex , he is an extremely experienced embalmer.he has been qualified since 1997 and is part of our Infection control embalming team.
Carrie Taylor M.B.I.E.
Carrie is based in South –
Clive Dewhurst M.B.I.E.
Clive is based in the Gloustershire/ Worcestershire area.He is an extremely experienced embalmer and has been qualified since 1994 and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Carol Copperthwaite M.B.I.E.
is based in the Dorset area and has been qualified since 1994.
Mark Heard M.B.I.E.
Is based in Bedfordshire and has been qualified since 1996, And is part of our infection control embalming team.
Jason Chase M.B.I.E.
Jason is based in Sussex and has been qualified 2007, and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Karen Koutandos M.B.I.E.
Karen is based in West London and qualified in 2005
Kathy Musgrove M.B.I.E.
Kathy is based in the Sussex Area, and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Marilyn is based in the Sussex area and qualified in 2006
Lesley Rogers M.B.I.E.
Leslie is based in the Bedford area,but she mainly works in NE London, and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Lucy Taylor M.B.I.E.
Lucy is our embalmer based in the North West of London.and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Sophie Watkinson M.B.I.E.
Sophie is our embalmer based in the South east of London.and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Mathew Newton M.B.I.E.
Mathew is based in the Hampshire area, he has been qualified in 2001 and is a member of our infection control embalming team.
Nick is based in the Oxford area, and has been qualified since 2001, and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Jacquline Cook M.B.I.E.
Jacqui is based in the Midlands area.She is an extremely experienced embalmer and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Lynn Brookes M.B.I.E.
Lynn is based in the Camberley area,and has been qualified since 2004
Is an Embalmer and is based in London,Kent and Sussex areas, and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Mary Evans M.B.I.E.
Mary is based in London, Kent and Sussex areas, and is part of our infection control embalming team.
Simone Shaw M.B.I.E.
Simone is Based in the Leeds area. She is a member of our infection control embalming team.
Matt Crocker M.B.I.E.
Matt is based in Worthing, he is a member of our infection control embalming team.
Heather Williams M.B.I.E
Heather is based in Exeter in Devon, She is a very experienced embalmer qualified in 2010 and is a member of our infection control embalming team.
Mia is based in SE London, She is our first ever trainee and we welcome her to the team
Robert Taylor M.B.I.E.
This Website is dedicated to the Memory of Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor left school in Battersea, London and started work at St. Thomas’s Hospital in 1933. During the war he joined the Red Berets paratroop regiment and parachuted into Arnhem in 1944. He was captured and spent time in a POW camp for the duration
After the war he returned to work at St Thomas’s and helped to exhume American servicemen, then watched American embalmers prepare the deceased for repatriation back to the U.S.A
It was then he decided he wanted to become an embalmer, studied with Lear of London Embalming School, ‘Lears’ and qualified in 1955 and worked for them until going freelance in the 1960’s Geoff joined him in 1972 and qualified in 1980, the year Robert decided to semi retire, and GT Embalming Service was formed