SAIF Member William Purves expands further in Northumberland

August 1, 2018   //   No Comments

Scotland’s largest independent funeral director, William Purves, has expanded its portfolio in Northumberland and a new launch in Fife, bringing the company’s total branch coverage to 31 across Scotland and North East England.

In April 2018, the company acquired Gary Staker Funeral Directors in Monkseaton and Affordable Funerals in Shiremoor, both in Northumberland. A month later they opened their first Fife-based branch, William Purves, in St Andrews.

Continuing to trade as Gary Staker, the successful Whitley Bay-based firm is running business as usual with services delivered by Gary and his team of four. They intend to build on 15 plus years of expertise and support in Tyneside with new investment in branding, fleet, facilities and funeral planning.