24hr Tel: 0116 286 6858
2b The Cross, Cross Street, Enderby,
Leicestershire LE19 4NJ
(Member of the British Institute of Embalmers, 1984)
(Diploma in Funeral Directing, 1988)
(Licensed Member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors, 1988-2015)
(Member of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, 2009)
Richard’s career in Funeral Service began as a 17 year old in 1982. He embarked on a comprehensive training programme at a prestigious city centre Funeral Directors, becoming a fully qualified Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Prior to opening his own Funeral service, he held several senior management positions within large corporate Funeral companies. This experience helped to build his ethos of the bereaved being best served by independent family owned Funeral Directors working within and for their communities
In addition to his career in Funeral Service, Richard has also been heavily involved in Disaster Management since 1988, assisting in the aftermath of many major natural and aviation disasters.
Born in Leicester and educated in Wigston. Richard has lived in South West Leicestershire for many years. Richard has two children, Megan and Jack.
Pete, Richard’s brother runs a highly successful Driving School and he regularly assists in all aspects of the business. He is an experienced and compassionate Funeral Director and arranger and also helps to continue this care for our families as a bearer and driver.
Pete’s daughter, Kelsey assists in the Funeral Home wherever possible, fitting this alongside her studies in photography.
Richard and Peter’s parents, Diane and Rod Ward worked for the Leicestershire Health Authority for the majority of their careers prior to retirement.
Following his retirement, Rod worked alongside his two Sons in the Funeral Home until his sudden death in May 2012. His wise counsel and easy manner earned him a great deal of respect from everyone who made his acquaintance. Rod is dreadfully missed.
Diane has studied for and holds a BA degree in Humanities. She spends a great deal of time volunteering at a local hospice and within cancer care charities where her skills at delivering complementary therapies to patients and their families are greatly appreciated.
Helen has worked within the Funeral profession since 1991, when she began her career as Richard’s apprentice. In 1993 she qualified as a member of the British Institute of Embalmers. Her role encompasses all aspects of Funeral service.
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