SAIF Member Bennetts Funeral Directors celebrates 125 years

August 8, 2016   //   No Comments

BennettsWith premises in Brentwood and Billericay in Essex, independent company Bennetts Funeral Directors has gained a vital place at the heart of its community. The business was started by Edward Bennett, grandfather of the current managing director, Jane Bennett. Initially set up as a builder’s, the company was first listed as an undertaker’s in the 1891 census. In the late 1920s, the business was passed to Jane’s father, Arthur Bennett, and she joined the company in 1988 having previously worked in the City.

Jane said that from a business point of view achieving the company’s 125th anniversary is a major highlight.  “Personally speaking, taking over from our previous manager after never having been involved in the business was a steep learning curve. However, we have won several business awards including Best Business of the Year in the first awards we entered. Subsequently, we have won other business awards in categories such as Community and Training and Customer Service in our own right and as part of Grief Journey Essex.”

Read the full article on the SAIFinsight website.