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Nottinghamshire funeral home opens its doors

A Nottinghamshire funeral company’s new £300,000 funeral home has opened its doors – thanks to the hard work of five local families.

Gillotts Funeral Directors’ has opened its fifth branch in Nottingham Road, Selston, is now open for business following an extensive refit project to convert a house into a funeral home, which will also feature its own showroom for coffins and other products.

The firm which carried out the building work, Newthorpe’s MJ Beresford and Sons, was represented by father and son team Mick and Tom Beresford, the painting and decorating was completed by Loscoe tradesman John Baldwin and his son, Luke, while the signage was created by Giltbrook firm Apollo Signs – operated by John Dexter and his son, Simon.

John Dexter – whose wife also works for Apollo Signs, which is based on Giltbrook Industrial Park – said: “We have done all the signage for Gillotts’ other offices but we were pleasantly surprised to find out that we were one of quite a number of families involved in the Selston office.

“Simon and I have run the business for 18 years and it’s a nice thing for members of a family to all be involved. When a job’s completed, you can all look back and get a sense of satisfaction of what you all achieved together.”

The building features a reception, family room, viewing room and a mortuary, while its showroom will display examples of coffins, urns and other funeral products.

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