Neville Funerals, which serves Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, has announced the appointment of Matthew Mew to the role of senior branch manager as part of its ongoing development of its senior management team.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMew, who first joined the company in 2013 as a driver bearer, completed his NAFD Funeral Diploma to qualify him as a funeral director.\u00a0\r\n\r\nPrior to his appointment, he held the role of branch manager for Shefford and Hitchin for the past four years, having previously worked at Neville Funeral\u2019s Bedford office.\u00a0\r\n\r\nHe takes up the role from the Marsh Road headquarters in Luton where he will be responsible for progressing the business, developing new projects and overseeing the company\u2019s evolution.\u00a0\r\n\r\nMew said: \u201cMy career with Neville Funerals so far has taught me a lot about compassion, particularly at times of loss. One of my new responsibilities at Neville Funerals will be providing better support for our general manager, Lee Pedley, in reviewing working practices and developing the business.\r\n\r\n\u201cAs a community-minded, professional company with many local sponsorship initiatives, it\u2019s exciting to be building on this experience and overseeing the evolution of the business.\u201d\r\n\r\nPedley added: \u201cIt\u2019s always great to see the progression of one of our own. Matt is well-respected and liked by all, never flustered and extremely compassionate with his team and members of the public. Well done on your promotion, Matt. Very well deserved!"