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Worcester funeral directors appoints general manager to pursue growth

16 March 2021
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Jackson Family Funeral Directors has welcomed Jonathan Branchett as its new General Manager.

This is a new position for Jackson’s as it seeks to expand its services across Upton-upon-Severn, Pershore, Worcester and Malvern.

Established in 2018 with an experienced team of funeral directors, Jonathan joins the business to springboard the next phase of growth in 2021. Having a new General Manager to oversee the running of the business, will further allow their team of dedicated funeral directors to focus on caring for the families of those who have lost a loved one.

Matthew Jackson, Director at Jackson Family Funeral Directors explains, “The ability to adapt and grow has never been more important than in the last 12 months with the COVID-19 pandemic testing all businesses, including those within the funeral industry. We are delighted that Jonathan has joined the team and as I have known him for many years, his strong leadership qualities, compassionate nature and forward thinking attitude will provide a unique foundation for growth at Jackson’s.

Jonathan Branchett, explains his move to Jacksons: “The clear mindset to provide the best service to families in their darkest hour, is a culture that I was drawn to and wanted to be part of. I’m looking forward to helping grow the business and supporting the Worcestershire community”.

Jackson Family Funeral Directors is one of only very few independently owned funeral directors in the region, with many other businesses being bought by national organisations. As a multi award-winning funeral directors, Jackson’s accolades include ‘UK Business Hero 2020’ by the British Chamber of Commerce and SME News’ Business Elite Awards Winners 2020 for ‘Best Family Run Funeral Services Firm’.

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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