About Our Staff

Please let me introduce you to our small team. These are the guys you will meet throughout your time with us – whether at a home visit, in the office or during the funeral. We are a close-nit team in which every individual has a strong commitment to the families we serve.

jeremy Penrose Funeral photo of a staff
Jeremy
Managing Director

I started Penrose Funerals with my son Nathan some years ago with a shared desire to provide a professional and caring service whilst combatting what we felt to be unrealistically high prices. We have been successful in both of these goals.

As Managing Director my primary role is Senior FD (Funeral Director). The FD takes responsibility for leading each funeral and quietly guiding family and friends through the day from arrival at the house to departure from the funeral reception. Having worked previously as a professional choreographer and film-maker I am also responsible for all design work including the range of Service Sheets you can see on this site. Nathan and I also work hard to ensure that our care for bereaved families starts with our care for our staff and our staff’s care for each other. We feel this work has been highly successful.

nathan Penrose Funeral photo of a staff
Nathan
Director

Nathan is our lead funeral arranger so if you come into the office to see us it may well be Nathan who will arrange everything for you. He is also our community liaison and a very accomplished FD. Our resident rationalist and philosopher we sometimes find him standing in a corner deep in thought, usually it is best to leave him there until he is finished.

Nathan is a mathematician and physicist by training. This explains why Penrose is named in honour of the mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose (and for those who may be interested you will be able to see the famous Penrose Tiling in much of our literature).

brendon Penrose Funeral photo of a staff
Brendon
Office Manager

Brendon is our office manager and also a funeral arranger along with Nathan. The reason he is photographed in profile is that he is just too busy to sit still for the camera. Brendon is a master of the small details and excellent at dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. He will check every detail of your funeral again and again and keeps us all ship-shape (when we can stop him dropping crumbs all round his desk).

Jim & Clive
Jim & Clive
Fleet Managers

Gentleman Jim, on the left, keeps our fleet immaculate and our team on their toes.  Despite being an avid West Ham fan Jim is a truly delightful character who will stop at nothing to make sure everything is ship shape before, during and after every funeral. He also has the best polished shoes I’ve every seen.

Clive, on the right, is a gentleman through and through. When Clive is not with the team he will be found somewhere on a golf course or driving his beloved Jaguar. Whilst Clive’s driving is impeccable, partly due to his training and expertise in tactical armed response, we all appreciate his gentle, thoughtful and almost infinitely helpful attitude at all times. Do not, however, sneak up behind him and shout ‘Boo’….you have been warned.

John in office
Jon
Arranger

Our own smiling Siddhartha, Jon is a truly caring and considerate family man with extensive knowledge of the area and years of experience in the funeral business. With a background in training and assessment John has infinite patience; he will calmly and slowly guide you through the process of planning a funeral and assess your every need so that you will get exactly what is required for you and your Loved One. I have never managed to find anything that is too much trouble for Jon or been able to try his patience. He is a saint…

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Testimonials

Please accept this small token to show our appreciation for all that you did for me and my family as we said our farewell to Gary. In spite of the appalling weather you all provided an excellent service.

Thank you so much

Shirley Hamilton and the family - December 2020

I just want to say thank you on behalf of myself and my sisters for my father’s funeral. Thanks to you and your staff for helping us through this hard time, you made us feel very comfortable with our roles at the funeral and your professional services we received. We would highly recommend your services to anyone that may be in need.

S Pitkin - April 2017

Thank you so much for Mum’s send off, you showed such empathy and compassion, everything was done with such respect and dignity, we are so pleased we left our Mother in your care.

Thank you once again

J Noonan and L Wheele - January 2017

To Jeremy, Nathan, Jon and Brendon,

A simple thank you sometimes isn’t enough to truly express the gratitude that’s felt for those who are there when we need them. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for carrying out the funeral for my dear Caroline. The kindness and sympathy you showed were far beyond expectation. You were there for me throughout the whole proceeding. Yours is truly a wonderful company.

Thank you

 

Keith - April 2024

Nathan, Jeremy and Staff,

Thank you for the excellent job you did helping us to arrange Robert’s funeral on 21st July. Your helpfulness and consideration was much appreciated

Jennifer, Douglas and Family - August 2017

To all at Penrose,

Thank you so much for everything you did to help my dad’s funeral go smoothly.

Best wishes from

Tracy Groenenberg - December 2021

To everyone at Penrose,

Thank you will never be enough to express our gratitude for all that you have done for our family over the past few weeks.  You showed humility, compassion and kindness at a time we really needed it and for this we will always be grateful.

With all our love and best wishes,

Margaret, Lauren and Jessica Hudson - July 2021
Nathan, Brendan,

Many kind thanks for the service today and your exemplary conduct and utmost dignity at every occasion at Penrose. Please pass the family’s sincere thanks to Jeremy and his colleagues who were fantastic and so mindful of our Hindu traditions – I wasn’t able to catch them at the end of the day but hoping you could relay back to them.
Kind regards
Piyush - June 2021
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