Cornwall Funeral Services has welcomed four new company directors at the beginning of August to its family-based Redruth Funeral Home.
Founding director Scott Watters has welcomed son, Matt Watters, partner – and mum to three of his daughters – Laurena Warner, and long term friends Nick Long and Morgan Court to the role.
Watters said: “we have always regarded CFS (Cornwall Funeral Services) as a family, and so many of our wider team refer to themselves as members of the CFS family, but now to come into work and sit opposite my son, with the others who are so important to me also joining us in the office is wonderful.
“There isn’t a day I don’t look forward to coming into work as, although so many days are tinged with such sadness, knowing we are totally united in the support of our families brings so much confidence and satisfaction.”
The news comes after Watters was also awarded Employee of the Year for the South by UK funeral pre-paid plan provider Golden Charter, for his “outstanding contributions” to the industry at the annual Independent Funeral Director Business Awards.
Suzanne Grahame, CEO at Golden Charter, said: “The past year has seen independent funeral directors across the UK face incredible challenges with resilience and dedication. We’re delighted to recognise Matt Watters from Cornwall Funeral Services with the Employee of the Year award for the South region.
“Planning ahead provides peace of mind to families for a difficult time and we are proud to partner with exemplary independent funeral directors across the UK so we can help make that difficult time a little bit easier. Funeral directors face continued challenges, from the ongoing impacts of the pandemic that still lie ahead, which makes it all the more important to highlight the key workers who truly go above and beyond.”