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Keith Munt and his wife Jenny. Keith, a funeral director with many years’ experience, left a large corporate funeral business on what he describes as ethical grounds, having found it impossible to continue focusing on targets and profit rather than on the needs of each bereaved family. Soon after...
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The Leverton family has been arranging funerals for people in this part of London since 1789. Yes, they’re now into their eighth generation; they’re steeped in heritage, drenched in history. This makes them an attractive-seeming proposition. After all, a good old family business is exactly what m...
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Allan and Awdri Doyle, a husband and wife team. Their relatively new business opened its doors in January 2012. The couple are extremely personable: warm, friendly, approachable, passionate about their work. Allan was born and brought up in the town and it is particularly important for him to not...
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James Showers (50s). Onetime ad-man, James’s has been a life journey of rich variety and varied vistas. A seeker after truth and beauty. Drawn to the dismal trade by “my father’s appallingly perfunctory disposal ceremony, and my mother’s funeral, which was excellent due to our strong insistence o...
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Co-op Funeral Directors is owned by your local co-operative society, Chelmsford Star, which was founded in in 1867. They’ve been doing funerals since 1936. Chelmsford Star Co-op is affiliated to the wider co-operative movement but remains proudly independent and self-governing. It is not a part o...
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Gareth Coles, the managing director and the inspirational heart of Coles Funeral Directors is the principal funeral director, ably supported by fellow funeral directors James Rogers and Steven Long. Alongside them is a team of exceptionally well trained and highly skilled people led by Claire Rob...
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Richard Ward. Still fairly recently established in Enderby, but with 30 years of funeral service behind him. It all began for him at 17 when he was waiting to be old enough to train as a nurse. The Youth Opportunity Programme asked him if he wanted to be a trainee embalmer for six months and, bec...
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Daniel Mercer. his wife Nicky, sisters in-law Maria and Noulla or other trusted family members. But it will usually be Daniel, unless he’s out on a funeral. This is very much his ‘baby’, he opened the doors of his company at Baring Road in November 2017, after learning his trade working for both ...
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Michael Wort and Gary Morriss are the two funeral directors here, supported by Sue who holds the fort when they are out of the branch. Both Michael and Gary hold the Diploma in Funeral Directing and the licence to practice issued by the British Institute of Funeral Directors, (Selsdon & Distr...
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Simon Helliar-Moore. Born and brought up in the town, Simon is well known in Taunton from his ten years working for a local independent funeral director. When that company was taken over by one of the large corporate funeral companies two years ago, Simon found it increasingly difficult to give f...
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Aaron Bewley and his dad Jonathon are the third and second generation funeral directors who run this company, although Jonathon has mostly handed over the day to day running of the business to his son nowadays. It may well be Aaron who you see conducting funerals for families who have chosen Bewl...
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John Mallatratt and his close knit team of funeral directors, Stephen Parkin, Gavin Moorby, Liz Greaves, Charlie Marshall and Claire Havenhand. John and Mary Mallatratt founded Peace Funerals back in 1996, and were in the vanguard of bringing about the changes to the funeral industry that are now...
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Malcolm Jones Dip. FD, Dip.FSM It was an interest in people and a commitment to the best customer service that first drew Malcolm into funeral services. Over the 19 years he has been working as a senior manager and funeral director he has been concerned to think through the way that funeral serv...
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The business is owned by John Weir, who runs it with his wife Beverley. John has been a funeral director for 47 years (having served an apprenticeship as a young man) and he embodies the passion and dedication of someone who lives and breathes their work. “It’s not a job, it’s a way of life,” he ...
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Lucy Coulbert. Winner of the 2016 Low Cost Funeral Provider of the Year in the 2016 Good Funeral Awards with her second company, (see below), and joint runner up in the Modern Funeral Director of the Year 2016 category, Lucy is a one woman powerhouse on a mission to improve funeral provision in t...
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The Rosedale Funeral Homes – there are six locally – are all owned by Anne Beckett-Allen and her husband Simon. Anne was born into the funeral business, worked for several of the big corporate companies, and now revels in the freedom of independence. One of the highest qualified funeral directors...
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Edward Towner, Dip FD. Fifth generation. The business was started by his great-great grandfather in 1875. Masses of heritage here, but absolutely none of the nothing-to-learn attitude which besets many such family affairs. Those vocational impulses Edward experienced when he was a teenager all gu...
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Howard Goodman is a relatively new business – it was opened in 2014 by Tracey and Martin Challenor with Gavin Burnett and Shirley Morton. All of them are well trained and have years of experience behind them. They all worked for a big, corporate funeral director’s where they felt they were unable...
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John Pinder. How did he get to be a funeral director? By following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, grandfather and father. This is a good old family business firmly rooted in its community. For John it was the example of his father which was the major influence in drawing him into the ...
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ARKA Original Funerals are undertakers with a difference. One of the pioneers in challenging the traditional, patriarchal rigidity of the funeral industry in early days of this century, ARKA is widely recognised and admired by the new wave of modern funeral directors as a role model of how to pro...
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