Full Circle Funerals has announced the opening of its Halifax site, as part of a six-figure investment that has already created several new jobs in the town.
The company has transformed a former retail unit on the corner of Crossley Hill and Huddersfield Road, opposite Calderdale Royal Hospital, into a “modern” funeral planning centre, complete with private meeting areas, visiting rooms and office space.
Nicola Smith and Peter Lowe have been appointed to lead the Halifax service, with support from David Billington who joined Full Circle Funerals in 2016.
Full Circle portfolio consists of four UK sites.
Full Circle Funerals’ founder, Sarah Jones, said: “We’re really pleased to have launched in Halifax, in a popular and busy part of the town. In recent years, we have supported a number of families in the area to create and pre-plan meaningful funerals, and we were receiving increasing numbers of enquiries from the Calder Valley, which made it a natural location to expand into.
“It’s also a coup to attract someone with Nicola’s experience and there’s no doubt Peter’s compassion and attention to detail, that he brings from his previous roles, will be a valuable asset and pave the way for him to become a successful funeral director.”
She added: “We’ve worked hard to create a warm and gentle funeral service, where we can offer people personalised support with a completely transparent pricing system. We are looking forward to working with local ministers, celebrants, florists and other businesses in the Calder Valley to help people create modern or traditional funerals that are both profound and genuinely helpful for those involved.”
Earlier this year, Full Circle Funerals announced its expansion into Harrogate, with a new site opening at a retail unit in the town.
Janice Lloyd and Caroline Walker will both lead the Harrogate branch. Lloyd has previously worked as a funeral director, while Walker will begin her position in March after having worked as a deputy manager at a school.