Making It Happen

Carole Pic Orange

Carole is an elected Local councillor for Ashley Ward in Bristol and  a Bristol magistrate of Jamaican descent. Previously a proprietor of her own business she is also doubly qualified as a primary school teacher and social worker with over 15 years experience. Serving as school governor to St Barnabas, Easton Academy, St Patrick’s and Hope Virtual School she is also hospital governor for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. As a trail blazing single mother of two boys.

Carole on success:
“let my struggle to find a way through and pathways to success, be merely a starting point for at least some of you.”

Carole’s hope:
“to go forward, helping to lay foundational stones and a real platform to make sure others like me and like you achieve even greater greatness in their own communities and their own personal success”.


As a black woman Carole has been inspired to “continuously raise her game” by many people past and present whose example has helped her find courage to “let her light shine”

Carole is keen to use her own experiences and the inspiring stories and exploits of others as a catalyst to inspire others to do the same with their abilities, passions and choices.

Inspiration from the
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