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).

Kevin
Kevin
Funeral Director

Kevin is our Mr Fixit, an excellent FD and the only person I know who is as focussed on timekeeping as myself. He may seem a bit of a grump (I couldn’t get him to smile for this photo) but if it is cold at a funeral he will be the first to offer you his coat and to appear with a box of tissues if required. Whatever the situation Kevin will have a solution and, in truth, probably a wicked grin to go with it.

Between Kevin and myself we have a proud record of arriving at our destinations within 60 seconds of the arranged time at least nine times out of ten. Yes, it is an obsession…but a very useful one.

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 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 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

Dear Nathan, my sister and I would like to thank you for all your help and advice after my dear mum, Joyce, passed away. The day was beautifully conducted by your staff and we are so thankful for that. The service sheet was so lovely, please thank your father for that.

- January 2017

To Nathan, Jeremy and everyone at Penrose, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful send off you gave Elaine, your respect and attention to detail was second to none. Thanks to each and every one of you.

Luv from All of Elaine’s friends and family xx

- March 2017

Thank you so much for the way you dealt with my husband Dennis’ funeral. It was done with great dignity and respect and for your kindness!

Mandi Martin - October 2018

To everybody at Penrose

Thank you so very much for the professional service you provided for my son ‘Pat’ yesterday. Much love…

Julie Ruder and all of our family - August 2018

To all at Penrose

We can’t thank you enough for looking after Avril/mum/nan. Your kindness and respect will never be forgotten.

We appreciate the time you took to explain everything and the respect that was shown to Avril.

Thank you…Kind regards

Reg, Marie and Sam - December 2018

I just want to say a huge thank you for allowing me to say hello and goodbye to my birth mother Pat W. I never gave up searching for her and really appreciate your help and understanding in allowing me to finish this so beautifully

Linda - Oct 2018
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