Luton & Dunstable Funeral Service of Luton and Vernon Place of Dunstable had both entered administration in November 2011 and faced uncertain futures prior to CPJ Field & Co’s obtaining of the homes.
In its acquisition of the homes, family-owned funeral directors CPJ Field & Co has safeguarded five jobs and created a further 12, with more expected to be created over the next year.
CPJ Field & Co has also decided to rebrand the homes as ‘Shires Funeral Directors’, a name change that reflects the strength of awareness of the business’ existing Shires Memorials monumental masonry division.
Managing director of CPJ Field & Co, and recently elected president of the London Association of Funeral Directors, Jeremy Field remarked: “The acquisition complements our existing business in Buckinghamshire [that operates] as Heritage and Sons.
“As an established family-owned and managed company with one of the longest associations with the funeral profession in the country, we are confident we have the expertise to successfully re-instate the homes and provide an unrivalled and compassionate service.”
Image: Jeremy Field.