In the 80’s I decided to join forces with husband, Olav, and we’ve worked together ever since in our ‘family business’.
Before then I had a varied career, primarily in the music business and always with a leaning towards marketing, sales and promotion. I entered the music industry as PA to major record label manager. During the next five years worked at Philips Records, RCA Records, Essex Music and as International Artist Manager at Barclay Records in Paris.
Spent four years at Mike Gill Associates, a specialist music industry PR company whose clients included Rod Stewart, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield, Tim Hardin, Status Quo, Jerry Lee Lewis and others. Also Artist Relations and International Manager with GM and Riva Records, two companies within the same group, which was headed by Billy Gaff, the long time manager of Rod Stewart.
Headhunted by Chappell Aznavour/Creative Talent Associates and in the late 70’s spent two years working with Charles Aznavour and the US band Three Dog Night. Routinely organised both artist’s concert tours, tv and radio appearances and general liaison with the entertainment media.
For three years was International Manager of Andrew Heath Music, a London music publishing company with offices in Hamburg and Vienna. The company also became a partner in Ronnie Bond Music and Carolynne marketed and promoted that business to become a leading jingles and commercial operation in the UK and Germany.
Took a break from the music biz and became a partner in the award winning Buttercup Designs, a London based fashion accessories company, responsible for sales, marketing and branding.