Our Staff

Barbara Parker

Barbara Parker (Director)

Joined the company in 1983 and is based in the office looking after all aspects of administration for the company, payroll and accounts.  Barbara is also able to help every family in making funeral arrangements when the Funeral Directors are unavailable.

John Wild

John Wild (M.B.I.E., M.B.I.F.D., Dip FD.) (Manager)

Joined the company in 1985 and attained the National Diploma in Funeral Directing in 1988 becoming a fully qualified and licenced member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors. John qualified as an Embalmer in 1992 and is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers. A past president of Manchester & District National Association of Funeral Directors and past treasurer of the West Pennine British Institute of Funeral Directors.

Dan Philipstone

Daniel Stone (L.M.B.I.F.D., Dip FD.) (Funeral Director)

Joined the company in 2001 and attained the National Diploma of Funeral Directors in 2008 becoming fully qualified and licenced member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors.

Jimmy Love

Jimmy Love (L.M.B.I.F.D., Dip FD.) (Funeral Director & Funeral Operative)

Joined the company in 2005 and has progressed and gained experience in all areas of funeral care.  His other duties include stock control and he is also a First Aider.  Jimmy attained the National Diploma of Funeral Directors in 2011 becoming a fully qualfied and licenced member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors.

 Ryan Guerin

Ryan Guerin (L.M.B.I.F.D., Dip FD.) (Funeral Director & Funeral Operative)

Joined the company in 2006 and has progressed and gained experience in all areas of funeral care. He represents the Funeral Operatives with regards to Health and Safety, carrying out Fire Risk Assessments and advising of any potential risks or hazards within the working areas. Ryan attained the National Diploma of Funeral Directors in 2011 becoming a fully qualfied and licenced member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors. Ryan is fully qualified in first aid as well.

Craig Turner

Craig Turner (L.M.B.I.F.D., Dip FD.) (Funeral Director)

Joined the company in 1998 and attained the National Diploma of Funeral Directors in 2000 becoming a fully qualified and licenced member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors. Craig uses his experience as a Funeral Director to hold presentations within the community, highlighting the roles and work involved within the profession to improve communication and understanding of other people that deal with the bereaved. He presently looks after George Hill Funeral Directors based in Hazel Grove. Craig is fully qualified in first aid as well.

Scott Atkins

Scott Atkins (M.B.I.E.) (Funeral Operative and Embalmer)

Joined the company in 1988 when he was employed as a Funeral Operative. He qualified as an Embalmer in 2001 and became a member of the British Institute of Embalmers in 2001. In 2004, Scott also became a member of Kenyon’s International Disaster Management Team.

Sean Kenny

Sean Kenny (Funeral Operative)

Joined the company in a full time position in 2013 after working as a part time member of staff for many years before. Sean has progressed and gained experience in all areas of funeral care.

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker (L.M.B.I.F.D., Dip FD.) (Office Administrator & Accounts Manager)

Joined the company in 2004 and is the 5th generation of the Alcock family. Sarah attained the National Diploma of Funeral Directors in 2007 becoming a fully qualified Funeral Director. Since the birth of her daughter in 2013 she has stepped away from conducting funerals to take on a more administrative role within the office.

Nina

Nina Gell (Office Assistant)

Joined the company in 2009 and primarily looks after the company’s Sage Accounts. Nina helps families on a daily basis with the experience and knowledge that she has gained over the last few years of working in the profession.