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
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 roll 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
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 good FD alongside myself and Kevin. 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
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).

Edward
Edward
Fleet Manager

Edward is our Brad Pitt. He arrived with flowing hair, a charming smile and an attention to detail second to none when caring for and cleaning our fleet of cars. He has now cut his hair and had a bouncing baby boy with an even more charming smile but he still gives the cars a shine like the mirror on the Hubble telescope. I’ve never known anyone who feels the cold as badly as Ed (he starts wearing his thermals in the autumn) but he will move mountains to make sure that every single funeral runs perfectly for the family.

Paul
Paul
FSO (Funeral Service Operative)

Paul is a true gentleman and one of life’s peaceful souls. Having been around for almost ever he will usually know at least 2 or 3 people at every funeral. Paul is always busy with his many sons, but the love of his life is his beautiful dog Alex. With his charming manner and quiet smile he can usually be seen walking around, humming to himself, and checking every last detail for the funeral. He is a rock and a stalwart in our small team and probably the most likeable of us all.

Jon
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 deceased. 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

Dear Jeremy and Nathan,

We wanted to thank you so much for arranging mum’s funeral. You took charge of everything with such kindness, tact and diplomacy and we felt so lucky to have you supporting us all the way.

Several people commented on your respect and reverence towards mum’s coffin and for the way you kept us quietly informed throughout the day.

We cannot thank you enough for helping to give our darling mum such a beautiful send off. I hope you know how much we appreciate all you have done.

With grateful thanks,

Kay and Philip Randall - June 2021

To all at Penrose Funerals,

From all our family, thank you for the care and organisation for Ronald Steel’s Funeral on 15th Jan. You all did a fantastic job and it made things a lot easier.

Best wishes

Lucy McIntyre - January 2021

Dear Jeremy, Nathan and the funeral boys,

Thank you for your kindness, patience, professionalism, your unswerving aplomb at our weird requests, and for your versatility in adapting to necessary last minute restrictions and changes due to Covid.

Above all though thank you for taking care of my dad,

Love

Jackie - December 2020

To Jeremy, Nathan and everyone involved with our father’s funeral. We would like to express our deepest thanks for all you did after the loss of our dear husband/father. Your kindness and professionalism were incredible. The fact that you all wore ‘silly socks’ without prompting blew us away! You are all very special people, Thank you again

Kay, Matt and Sam - November 2016

Nathan, Jeremy and the Penrose Team,

​My wife, myself and our family would like to say a heartfelt thank you for the wonderful service we received from Penrose. We could not have asked for kinder or more helpful people and certainly everyone who attended David’s funeral gave high praise indeed to the whole event.​

I cannot recommend Penrose highly enough on the amazing service provided and wish you all the very best in the future.

Steve and Brenda Bester - December 2017

To Nathan, Jeremy and Staff

Thank you for your patience, support and knowledge. Without you I know the day would not have run so smoothly.

And thank you for going the extra mile time and again.

Love and Thanks…xxx

Jane Morris - May 2017

To Brendon, Jeremy and Nathan,

Thank you all so much for all the kindness and care, for looking after my lovely wife Margaret until the funeral.

Kind regards

Peter Shales - June 2022

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
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