Funeral Partners acquires Sunderland business

Funeral Partners has acquired a 25 year old Sunderland funeral directors as part of its plan to strengthen its presence in the north east.

Family-run business John G Hogg Funeral Directors was established by John Hogg in 1993 and he will continue to serve as business principal under the funeral firm. Hogg’s partner Claire and son John Hogg jr will remain as funeral directors within the dedicated team.

Hogg, 50, said: “I wanted to slow down a bit but still play an active part in the business. When I spoke to Funeral Partners, I liked the way they could take the business to the next level while carrying forward our family values and continuing to serve the families we have served for many years.”

Hogg joined the funeral industry from school, in his first year he carried out a small number of funerals, building up his reputation and business to now look after hundreds of families every year.

Sam Kershaw, CEO of Funeral Partners, added: “John G Hogg is the eighth business to join us in 2018 as we deliver on our aim of growing Funeral Partners, and firmly establishing ourselves as the UK’s third largest group of quality funeral homes. We are committed to investing in and supporting respected businesses while maintaining their heritage and traditions of service to their communities.”

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