We understand the importance of protecting your brand’s hard-earned reputation and continuing to provide the highest levels of service’– Sam Kershaw, CEO
Past and Future
Funeral Partners has always been ambitious. We are driven by our desire to provide an excellent service in all the communities that we serve. As we’ve grown our network, funeral homes that have decided to work with us have tuned-into our ambition to become the best funeral provider that we can be.
Led by a senior management team with a collective experience of over sixty years’ in the funeral industry, our objective is to continue to grow the business by acquiring independent family-owned funeral homes, whilst protecting their heritage, reputation and, of course, providing a high level of customer and community service. In addition, we will strive to uphold their local identity and maintain the ethos of an independent funeral home.
Funeral Partners founded by Phillip Greenfield. Huntleys Funeral Services Redditch becomes first Funeral Partners business.
Wm Dodgson & Son, founded in 1842 in Leeds, joins Funeral Partners with four other funeral directors based in West and South Yorkshire.
E Sargeant & Son established in 1712 in Berkshire, and thus one of the oldest funeral services companies in the country, joins Funeral Partners.
With the acquisition of Abbotsfield Funeral Directors business, based in Hereford, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye, Funeral Partners grows to 31 funeral homes who oversee a total of around 4,000 funerals a year.
Funeral Partners grows to 59 funeral homes in five key areas: London, Southern England, Midlands, Manchester and Yorkshire.
Head Office moves to Hare Hatch near Reading.
New ‘A life well remembered lives on’ brand identity launched.
Acquires several independent funeral directors. Funeral Partners own brand Choice Funeral Plans established. Network now totals 81 funeral homes.
Business expands to 130 branches through acquisition of 47 funeral homes from Laurel Funerals. Acquires first funeral home in Scotland.
Montagu Private Equity acquires Funeral Partners from the previous private equity owners in partnership with the incumbent management team. Sam Kershaw joins as Chief Operating Officer.
A further seven funeral businesses join Funeral Partners.
Sam Kershaw appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Thirteen funeral homes join the Funeral Partners family taking the business up to 170 funeral homes.
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