Jayne Hobbs Award Winner


I spent most of my early years in the Winterbourne/Frampton Cotterell area and later pursued a career in Personnel for a large engineering company. At twenty five I moved to South Wales as a Sales Rep for Britvic Soft Drinks and later as a Recruitment Consultant in South Wales and Bristol.

I met my future husband Ted in 1993, and just before we were planning our own wedding, I decided to follow in my mother’s footsteps and become a proprietor of a wedding car hire business.


Just after our wedding in October 1996, we put plans in place for our very first ivory convertible and it was my husband who suggested the name ‘Englands Finest Wedding Cars’ taken from my maiden name ‘England’.


During our very first year we completed a total of sixteen weddings, with the first wedding reserved for March 1997 for a work colleague who was married at St. Bonaventures Catholic Church in Bishopston. Our second car was purchased some six years later and our third and final car some two years later. 

My daughter has always been aware that ‘mummy’ works on a Saturday and in later years this increased to Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with the odd mid-week wedding too, so our holidays in Spain were always a very special time for us all to catch up as a family.

Lizzie is currently at University in South Wales and our two young grandchildren are also now part of our family time together.

After twenty years, my aim is now to spend more time with the family and our two golden retrievers.

In January 2016 I decided to semi-retire and since have become involved as a fosterer for dogs at Many Tears Animal Rescue in South Wales.  It’s not an easy task as the majority of the dogs I have fostered here have been ex-breeding bitches or ex-stud dogs and rescued in terrible conditions, but it is very rewarding to see them flourish in a home environment and then go to their forever homes.  

Offering just the single ivory convertible now, I continue to work alongside some great wedding specialists and true professionals, and of course, meet some wonderful couples, and long may it continue!