North London family funeral business WH Putnam, Tameside family firm Raymond Massey & Son, Richard Lloyd Funeral Services, of Woodley near Reading, and Sterry Funeral Service of Folkestone and Hythe have all chosen to become part of the UK’s third largest funeral services business.
Third-generation funeral director Keith Putnam and his sister Alana have retired after more than 40 years in family business WH Putnam, which was founded in 1929 by William Henry Putnam in Edgware.
Keith explained why he chose Funeral Partners: “I was impressed with their work ethic, they were family-orientated and wanted the business to continue to serve the communities of Edgware and Stanmore in the same way, with our remaining three members of staff carrying on with the firm. It was an easy choice.”
Raymond Massey & Son, which has also become part of Funeral Partners, was established by Raymond Massey in Dukinfield, in Greater Manchester, 30 years ago, after he branched out from the family business established by his grandfather in 1903.
Funeral Partners chief executive Officer Sam Kershaw said: “I am delighted to welcome these four established businesses to the Funeral Partners family. All have an excellent reputation and have built strong relationships professionally in the communities they serve, priding themselves on giving families great care and support. We are delighted to be working with them and investing in the businesses.”