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

Thank you so much for all you have done for us and for Justin. We appreciate how amazing and accommodating you have been. Thank you for giving Justin the dignity and respect he needs.

Sarah, Tracey and all of Justin’s family - December 2017

Thank you all so very much​

You are a lovely bunch, you made what was a terrible time much more bearable. Best Wishes,

Dawn and Dee Ivens - April 2019

Dear Penrose,

Many thanks for looking after John whilst he was in your care. Also thank you for all your help and support you gave us to give John a good send off on his final journey.

Such professional, caring and compassionate people.

A huge big thank you from all of us

Gillian, Sarah, Richard and families - May 2019

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 all the staff at Penrose Funeral Services,

Thank you all so much for being so helpful and kind at a very difficult time. Keep up the excellent, friendly service.

Kind regards

Sonia and family - May 2018

Good morning Jeremy

A big thank you to you and your team for yesterday, the day went like clockwork (apart from my father in law following the wrong limousine out of the crematorium which raised a few laughs at the wake)

I just wanted you to know how grateful my whole family were, from the first call to the last handshake you were professional and caring and my mum in particular was very happy with the day.
Please pass on my thanks to your staff.
Kind Regards
Mark Steadman - Feb 28th 2020

Many thanks for your expert care in helping to make Barbara’s funeral on the 11th so perfect and so memorable

Sue Verran - April 2019
Hello. I would like to thank you all for the care, support and compassion you all showed and for the lovely service you gave for my husband Dennis’ funeral on 11th August. He had a grand “send off” with so many to say their goodbyes, and the sun shone too. John Banks gave a lovely service and myself and my family would like to express our thanks for your help on such a sad day in our lives.
Regards,
Barbara and all the Hudswell family - Sept 2021
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