Respected Wellingborough funeral business joins Funeral Partners

Respected Northamptonshire funeral directors Chambers & Brighty has become the latest firm to join the Funeral Partners family.

Established in Wellingborough in 2000 by experienced funeral directors Ian Chambers and Jeff Brighty, Chambers & Brighty becomes part of Funeral Partners’ new East Midlands area as the business continues to invest in funeral homes across the country.

Former owner Jeff Brighty, who is remaining with Chambers & Brighty as Business Principal, said: “Funeral Partners offered us the opportunity to continue working the way we did as an independent business, with lots of enhancements. They are investing in the premises and in the workforce.”

Established Funeral Director Andy Cox and Funeral Service Operative Scott Kelly are remaining with the business and have been joined by experienced Funeral Directors Richard Porter and Alex Whiting.

Jeff said: “We’re looking forward to working with Funeral Partners. Our new Manager Jason Price has been absolutely brilliant and has made us feel really at ease with the transition.”

Jeff joined the funeral profession more than 35 years ago after serving in the Army. He started working with Ian Chambers in Wellingborough in 1989 and, 11 years later, they established Chambers and Brighty and built up a successful business. Chambers & Brighty sponsors Wellingborough Town’s junior football team, the Wellingborough Lions.

Ian Chambers is remaining with Chambers & Brighty for three months, pending his retirement later this year.

Funeral Partners’ Chief Executive Officer Sam Kershaw said: “We are delighted to welcome and invest in this respected business, which has developed an enviable reputation for professionalism and excellence.

“It is particularly exciting as Funeral Partners grows across all areas of the country to be able to establish ourselves in the East Midlands.”

Any Funeral Directors considering selling their businesses should contact Funeral Partners Chief Executive Officer Sam Kershaw on 07834 531822, email: