Guisborough funeral director Carlo Capaldi has achieved a professional qualification recognising his work in caring for the bereaved.
Capaldi, who works at the Co-operative Funeralcare on Park Lane, earned his BTEC Diploma in Funeral Directing after two years of studying.
BTEC Diplomas in Funeral Directing comprehensively cover all aspects of the role, such as communicating with clients, directing a funeral and funeral law.
One-time Italian wine and food importer Capaldi said: “I’m the first in my family to enter the funeral profession and I get a lot of job satisfaction from it; a simple hand shake or a thank you from the families means a lot to me. I know I have helped them and done all I can for them during one of the worst times of their lives and I’ve given their loved one the final unique send-off they deserve.”
Image: Catherine Eccles, manager, presents Carlo Capaldi with his Diploma.