The two parlours, Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes and C L Birkett and Son Funeral Directors, made the decision to join Funeral Partners in a bid to “focus on serving local people with the support of a trustworthy network”.
David Gresty, owner of Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, said: “The Covid-19 outbreak was a wake-up call that made me realise my colleagues and I want to be there for bereaved families without being distracted or our time being taken away by important yet growing administration duties.
“Funeral Partners was always our first choice if I was going to sell the business, as they will allow us to run business as usual. With the blessing of my late father, Robert, we were delighted to take this next step in our journey.”
Sam Kershaw, CEO of Funeral Partners, added: “These businesses have a long history together and with our support and investment we will help them continue to flourish for many years. We welcome them as part of the Funeral Partners family.”