Our Staff

Barbara Parker

Company Director

Barbara joined the company in 1983 and works within the Business Administration Team leading on the payroll and accounts, whilst also supporting families with all aspects of funeral planning. Barbara has a wealth of experience gained over many years within the family company and has seen Jonathan Alcock and Sons grow into the well-established and highly thought of Funeral Directors within the community it is now.

Sarah Parker (Dip FD.)

Company Director

Sarah joined the company in 2004, as the 5th generation of the Alcock family Funeral Directors before becoming Company Director in 2018. Having attained the National Diploma in Funeral Directors in 2007, Sarah has full experience of conducting and arranging funerals and supporting families. Sarah now leads the Business Administration Team, covering management, accounts, marketing, legislation and policies, community engagement and HR, ensuring we deliver the highest quality service to our families.

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

Head of Operations

John joined the company in 1985, attaining the National Diploma in Funeral Directors in 1988 In 2018 John became Head of Operations, stepping back from funeral arranging to concentrate his experiences on developing the strong team and ever-growing business. John has held the positions of president of the Manchester & District National Association of Funeral Directors and treasurer of the West Pennine British Institute of Funeral Directors.

Ryan Guerin (Dip FD.)

Head of Development

Ryan joined the company in 2006 as a Funeral Operative learning all aspects of funeral care, before attaining the National Diploma in Funeral Directors in 2011. Ryan became a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors in that same year. In January 2024, Ryan was promoted to the role of Head of Development due to his wealth of experience in all areas of the industry. This exciting new role will see Ryan developing the business, and staff, as we look to continually look to improve our levels of service to the community. As a Funeral Director, Ryan has helped many families and will continue to do so in the future. Ryan delivers all aspects of funeral arrangements and conducting, ensuring families wishes are carried out with the utmost respect and dignity.

Daniel Stone (Dip FD.)

Funeral Director

Daniel joined the company in 2001 and attained the National Diploma in Funeral Directors in 2008. As a Funeral Director Dan delivers all aspects of funeral arrangement and conducting, ensuring families wishes are carried out with the utmost respect and dignity.

Jimmy Love (Dip FD.)

Funeral Director

Jimmy joined the company in 2005 as a Funeral Operative learning all aspects of funeral care, before attaining the National Diploma in Funeral Directors in 2011. Jimmy became a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors in that same year. As a Funeral Director Jimmy delivers all aspects of funeral arrangement and conducting, ensuring families wishes are carried out with the utmost respect and dignity.

Matt Kimber

Funeral Director

Matt joined the company in February 2024 as a Funeral Director and will work towards gaining his National Diploma in Funeral Directors. Matt worked for many years at Manchester Crematorium; as Facilities Manager he was responsible for delivering cremations, funeral services and private memorials. In 2020 Matt gained his ILM Level 3 Apprenticeship. Since 2021 Matt has worked as a Funeral Director at a family run Funeral Directors in Urmston. Matt brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience across the funeral industry and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. As a Funeral Director Matt delivers all aspects of funeral arrangement and conducting, ensuring families wishes are carried out with the utmost respect and dignity.

Scott Atkins (M.B.I.E.)

Funeral Operative and Embalmer

Scott joined the company in 1988, as a Funeral Operative learning all aspects of funeral care, before qualifying as an Embalmer in 2001. Scott became a member of the British Institute of Embalmers in that same year. Scott also also became a member of Kenyon’s International Disaster Management Team in 2004. As an Embalmer Scott is a highly trained professional with a specialised set of skills, ensuring the highest level of care is given.

Sean Kenny

Funeral Operative

Sean joined the company full time in 2013, having previously worked as part of our driver/bearer team for many years prior. Sean works alongside the Funeral Directors and Embalmer to deliver all aspects of funeral care. As a Funeral Operative Sean works with precision and care to uphold our highest levels of service.

John Griffith

Funeral Operative

John joined the company in 2018, working as part of the on-call and driver/bearer team before training as a Funeral Operative in 2021. John works alongside the Funeral Directors and Embalmer to deliver all aspects of funeral care. As a Funeral Operative John works with precision and care to uphold our highest levels of service.

Freddie Bickerton

Apprentice Funeral Operative

Freddie joined the company in 2023 as Apprentice Funeral Operative, to support the Funeral Directors, Funeral Operatives and Embalmer. He will be learning under the mentorship of our experienced teams and is looking forward to learning all aspects of funeral care, to support local families.

Nina Gell

Accounts Administrator

Nina joined the company in 2009, as part of the Business Administration Team and primarily looks after the company’s Sage Accounts. With the experience and knowledge Nina has gained of all aspects of funeral care she is able to help families through their journey with us.

Camilla Crockett

Business Administration

Camilla joined the company in 2022 as part of the expanding Business Administration Team to support the Directors as the company continues to grow within the community. Having worked for many years at East Cheshire Hospice, she has a strong background in administration, fundraising, management, and customer service. Camilla will also work with families to support them through their journey with us.

Deborah Brown

Business Administration

Debbie joined the company in 2022 as part of the expanding Business Administration Team to support the Directors as the company continues to grow within the community. Debbie has a background in finance, people management and customer service. She also has a counselling diploma and is a volunteer counsellor at Childline. Debbie will work with families to support them through their journey with us.

Driver/Bearers/On-Call Teams

We have a dedicated team of drivers and pall bearers who support the Funeral Directors and Funeral Operatives to deliver the highest quality funeral care to our families.

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